Category Archives: film processing

Testing Silberra’s New Film

Tell most people there’s a new kind of photo film and they’ll think you’re crazy.  But there have been a number of new film types over the last year or two – some reboots by companies like Kodak, new film … Continue reading

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Favorite Film, Favorite Camera

I finally got around to trying something a photographer friend suggested a couple of years ago.  At the time, I was new to film photography and not trying anything too fancy, beyond simply getting the 50, 60, 70-year-old cameras I … Continue reading

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Kodak T-Max P3200: My First Roll

A notification from 35mmc today with Hamish Gill’s review of Kodak’s re-released P3200 reminded me that I, too, recently shot my first roll of P3200 – I just hadn’t gotten around to sharing my results.  I’m a little bit late … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Darkroom Blues: A Blast from the Past (Part II)

This is part 2 of an article shared by a photographer friend here in Chennai which was originally written for the Photographic Society of Madras, a local photographic society founded in 1857.  The first part of the article is published … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Darkroom Blues – a Blast from the Past (part 1)

A friend of mine here in Chennai shared an article with me the other day, which he had written for the Photographic Society of Madras, a local photographic society founded in 1857.  It reminded me not only how far we have … Continue reading

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Processing Your Own Film

I recently had a query from someone on whether I would teach him how to process his own film.  Unfortunately I’ve only been at it for about 9 months, far too short to be in any position to teach on … Continue reading

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Gypsies in India

We regularly join “photowalks” here in Chennai, and were surprised to hear we were going to visit a “gypsy colony.”  A bit of googling informed me that the “Roma” people speak a language closely related to Hindi, and are thought … Continue reading

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Accidental Cross-Process

There’s this whole experimental back-to-film movement where people are doing things to get weird and unexpected effects.  Like using Lomography “purple” film, reversing the way your film faces to get “redscale” pictures, and “cross processing.”  Cross processing is either processing … Continue reading

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Cross Processing 127 Film

When I first started playing around with vintage cameras, I wasn’t sure what kind of film to order, and just for fun, ordered a roll of Rollei Crossbird, without really knowing what it was.  It turns out this is slide … Continue reading

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Improvising a Lightbox to View Dark Negatives (Found Film)

This is probably not a problem that comes up too often,  But the good news: I have a solution! What can you do when your negatives are so dark, your scanner can’t “see” any image?  This happened to me the … Continue reading

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Found Film: 110 “Pocket Instamatic”

One of those small 110 cartridges people used to put in “pocket instamatic” and other miniature cameras in the 1970s and 1980s came into my possession the other day.  All twelve pictures had been taken.  No idea whose it was … Continue reading

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Vintage Photos with the Agfa Billy Record I

Here’s another post about vintage cameras from this blog that doesn’t know what it wants to be. Agfa’s Billy Record I was produced from 1950 to 1952 in the U.S. Zone of post-World War II Germany.  The export model (to … Continue reading

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Color Film Processing at Home

There are quite a few opinions out there on the ‘net that processing color film yourself is just too darn hard.  I’m happy to report that I managed to do it for the first time – and if I can … Continue reading

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Success! Processing B & W Film for the First Time

This weekend, I set out to try and cut the expenses  for my hobby a bit by learning to process the film myself.  I ordered the chemicals for both black/white and color film processing a few weeks ago, along with … Continue reading

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Preparing to Process my Own Film for the First Time

It has been about seven months since I started fooling around with film photography again, after a break of decades.  My daughter suggested we try and load up an old folder we had picked up years ago at a flea … Continue reading

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