First image, first roll

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First image, first roll

Postby PiroStitch on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:02 am

I've taken a big leap back into film and I managed to acquire a Blad 503CW over the weekend. I went through a roll of Ilford XP2 Super 400 in a day and sent it back to be processed and scanned. Here's the first image from the roll and it's definitely one of many to come.

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Re: First image, first roll

Postby Matt. K on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:04 am

Blad, Best of the best.
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:21 am

Lovely tones and very jealous of the 'Blad. The exposure latitude you have there is amazing.

Is there a slight tilt to the right? :biglaugh:
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby biggerry on Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:42 pm

PiroStitch wrote:Blad 503CW over the weekend.


sounds like a bad trip

PiroStitch wrote:Ilford XP2 Super 400


sounds like a ciggy brand ;)


looks like fun though :) did i mention i got no idea about film :roll:
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby PiroStitch on Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:58 pm

Patrick - Yes there is a slight tilt to the right, though I haven't mastered the perfect slightness yet. I need to go back to learn from the master about this (Matt)er ;)

Gerry - Yup, will be a bigger bad trip if I start getting chemicals to self develop the film :)
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:20 pm

PiroStitch wrote:Gerry - Yup, will be a bigger bad trip if I start getting chemicals to self develop the film :)


Wayne, there is a lot of enjoyment out of developing your own film. I now have three tanks, 7 reels and some Rodinal and [possibly expired] D76 developer, plus, as of Sunday, the gear to take it to the next level. :D
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby gstark on Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:30 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:
PiroStitch wrote:Gerry - Yup, will be a bigger bad trip if I start getting chemicals to self develop the film :)


Wayne, there is a lot of enjoyment out of developing your own film. I now have three tanks, 7 reels and some Rodinal and [possibly expired] D76 developer, plus, as of Sunday, the gear to take it to the next level. :D


Not to mention the thrill of standing there, and seeing a piece of blank paper turn into your image. It's magic, and it always thrills.
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby Remorhaz on Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:31 pm

What is this film thing you speak of :P
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby phillipb on Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:47 pm

gstark wrote:
Not to mention the thrill of standing there, and seeing a piece of blank paper turn into your image. It's magic, and it always thrills.


Yep, I can still remember my very first attempt at printing. It was what you may call black on black :oops:
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby surenj on Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:25 am

gstark wrote:Not to mention the thrill of standing there, and seeing a piece of blank paper turn into your image. It's magic, and it always thrills.

It is a guilty pleasure indeed. I reckon those chemicals shorten your life considerably...
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:47 am

surenj wrote:
gstark wrote:Not to mention the thrill of standing there, and seeing a piece of blank paper turn into your image. It's magic, and it always thrills.

It is a guilty pleasure indeed. I reckon those chemicals shorten your life considerably...


Reall? I have read that professional printers have no shorter life expectancy than the general populace.
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby surenj on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:53 am

Reschsmooth wrote:Reall? I have read that professional printers have no shorter life expectancy than the general populace.

It would seem true. Ilford wholeheartedly agrees with you.
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby PiroStitch on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:02 am

The smell of the chemicals used for developing photos is probably far less riskier than the air people breathe in some cities ;)
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:28 am

PiroStitch wrote:The smell of the chemicals used for developing photos is probably far less riskier than the air people breathe in some cities ;)


I love the smell of fixer in the morning :biglaugh:
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Re: First image, first roll

Postby surenj on Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:58 pm

gstark wrote:Not to mention the thrill of standing there, and seeing a piece of blank paper turn into your image. It's magic, and it always thrills.

A cheep way to get a little thrill is to switch off image preview (or flip your LCD) when you shoot. Then look at the pictures at home. :wink:
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