Category Archives: Fomapan 100

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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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

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4×5 scans on an Epson V500


THE cheap Epson V500 scanner (and now its replacement, the V600) have one major drawback: the maximum size of the film carriage is about 6x12cm, or just over half the size of a 4×5 negative. To get a scanner designed … Continue reading

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Second attempt at large format


HERE is a crop from my second attempt to shoot 4×5. I was able to extract the negative from the holder and fit it in the device for the tank more efficiently this time. However, before I could get it … Continue reading

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Doing it right


MY PREVIOUS post was a record of abject failure, so just to balance the books here is a frame from another film I processed today, Fomapan 100 in 120 roll-film, shot on a Beirax folding camera in Crete a month … Continue reading

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