//Camera: Pentacon Six TL.
//Film: Fuji Pro 400H
Good ol’ Pentacon Six. Where do I start..
This camera has caused me a lot of heartache over the years (too dramatic lol?). Every time I use this camera, one of two things would happen:
1) I would lose a perfectly good roll of film, because the back of the camera decides to spontaneously just.. open itself. And it’s usually around the time I reach the second to last frame of the roll. Perfect timing.
2) Something is just off with the pictures. Even if I hold the camera extra carefully, and use an external light meter (I usually rely on the Sunny 16 rule. please don’t judge.). The pictures would turn out weird. It was frustrating.
Anyways, I have finally figured out a way to properly use the Pentacon Six. Turns out it wasn’t such a bad camera after all! And it…
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Last week I decided to load my ol’ Kiev 88 with a roll of Ilford SFX 200 and give infrared photography another chance. Last year I tried shooting with this film for the first time, and the results were not that great. Actually they were pretty terrible. I used a combination of green/red filters (go figure), and the exposure was way off. This time I was very pleased with the results. Even though the lab messed up my roll quite a bit with spots/stains and scratches. I was able to remove most of them with Silverfast SE.
Anyways, here are the pictures, enjoy!
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I took my camera out to test a roll of the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 film, and what better place to go to in Kuwait than Souq Almubarkeya? Now the cool thing about this film is that it has a flexible ISO. You can choose to work with a low setting (i.e. 50ISO) and you’ll get a cool faded green/blue tones. If you feel a bit adventurous, set your camera to an ISO of 200 and you’ll get deep orange/red tones. Seeing that most of the pictures in this post were taken indoors, I had to work with an ISO of 200, and I’m glad I did! I love the vibrant colors! Some of the shots were taken with a low ISO. You can tell them apart from the different color tones. The only problem I had with this film is scanning. My scanner didn’t have a pre-set for this type of film…
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I have recently bought a Polaroid SX-70 (Alpha 1), complete with its accessory set, and to my luck, it came with the original user’s guide. Since we here at the Shoot Film blog are all about sharing useful informarion, I thought I might as well scan the manual, and upload it for all to download. Enjoy!
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