IlfoTec HC: Use a medical Syringe

As I mentioned in a previous post,  I was finding it challenging to accurately measure the amount of concentrated IlfoTec HC B&W developer when mixing up small batches for 120 or 35mm rolls.  I knew that a syringe would be a big improvement over using the small Paterson graduated cylinder. My wife works in the…Read more IlfoTec HC: Use a medical Syringe

First roll: Bronica SQ-B

Earlier today, I said I'd picked up a Bronica SQ-B, where B purportedly stands for Basic. Yes, indeed this is a basic medium format camera. But it doesn't lack anything essential.  Sure, you can't put a metered prism on here even if you wanted to, but that's okay by me. I didn't want to.  I…Read more First roll: Bronica SQ-B

Going Square: Bronica SQ-B 6×6 Film Camera

In the 1980s, I used to dream of one day owning two cameras: A Leica M rangefinder 35mm , and the iconic Hasselblad 6x6 120 professional film Camera. Our local source for great used cameras, Camera Traders has a Twitter feed that I follow. Earlier this week, up pops a Hasselblad 500cm with Carl Zeiss 8omm…Read more Going Square: Bronica SQ-B 6×6 Film Camera

Unicolor C-41 processing first crack

It's been over 8 rolls of B&W film since I resumed my own film processing. It was easier than I remembered, and especially easy thanks to the Massive Film Database Timer application available for iPhone and Android. I use it on my iPhone 5.  Time to try colour processing. Last weekend provided a few firsts…Read more Unicolor C-41 processing first crack