Camera: Mamiya RZ 67
Film: Ilford FP4+
On Saturday I went for a photo shoot, not really best weather. I’ve got very late, at least for Ilford FP4+ at box speed 125.
First 4 shots I’ve taken with same subject: beautiful Ploech Palace in Rijeka. Maybe this palace should be taken it colour, but I tried to do it in black and white. But this was not really best time to shoot it in black and white. Did take with Yellow #8 and Orange #21 filter, but neither looks promising.
After some walk and wondering what too shout, found a scene in one factory in Rijeka, it was getting late and my exposure with Yellow #8 filter plus Reciprocity Failure was around 51 sec, I’ve round it on 1 min. 1 min is actual B on Mamiya RZ67 max, so I have it shutter release cable pressed until Mamiya closed shutter at 1 min.
I’ve mostly have problems with Mamiya RZ67 and changing lenses and then I sometimes forget to change aperture or shutter speed after metering.
This time I forgot to change shutter speed, so I have one blank photo in this roll.
It was too dark, after this shoot, so I decide to do something in doors. My first idea was to try Mamiya RZ67 with flash, but after realising this will not be easy as I thought it would be, I’ve played with cheap video light and piano.
I’ve used 250mm, pretty close, 2m from subject (+ 1 stop for 250mm), with Yellow #8 filter. Did two similar scenes.
Afterwards did same scenes with 180mm, 1.5m from subject (+0.5 stop for 180mm). Problem was I metered for f/11, but again forgot to change it on lens. It stuck for some reason at f/6.7, 1.5 stop difference from f/11. I did two similar scenes and for both, I had wrong aperture. At least it wasn’t that much of difference, so photos are kind of ok.
Ilford ID-11 (1+1) @ 20°C 11:00 min
Agitation: 10 sec at start, then 10 sec each minute, usually 4 gentle inverts.
Ilford Ilfostop 1 min with 4 inverts at start.
Kodak TMax Fixer 4 min. Agitation 30 sec at start, then 5 sec each 30 sec.
Hypo Clear Agent
Formulary’s Hypo Clear Agent with 30 sec pre soaking, then 2 min with agent.
5 min rinse then Kodak PhotoFlo wetting agent.
Canon CanoScan 9000F scanned with VueScan.