Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Ensign Selfix 220


BRITAIN’s camera manufacturing industry has been all but dead for almost half a century, yet in its heyday it was inventive and often took a different path from its Continental rivals. The leading British brand in the mid-20th Century was … Continue reading

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HDR with film


A HARSH, blown-out sky can make a real mess of a photo but in some lighting situations it is unavoidable. With digital, ways around this – taking multiple shots and merging them, or making different exposures from the same RAW … Continue reading

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Discovering caffenol


FOLLOW-UP: Since writing what follows, I have tested this recipe on four more films, none of which turned out as well as the first despite my efforts to replicate the conditions exactly. I’m forced to conclude that this method does … Continue reading

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Slow progress in large format


EVERY new batch of large format shots turns out a little better than the last. It’s not the shooting that is the difficult part – the rules for that are not different than for anything else – it’s the processing … Continue reading

Posted in Black and White film, Cameras, Equipment, Film, film camera, Film cameras, Fomapan 100, Graflex Crown Graphic, Large Format, Lenses, Photography, Schneider Xenar 135/4.7 (Tessar) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments