Haven't shot much with Rollei RPX 100 in the past, figured on this photowalk it was time to change that. I bought 16 rolls a few months ago to get better aquainted with the film but was well of course side tracked with colour film instead. I didn't have any Rollei Supergrain developer so ran with trusty Ilfotec HC instead and get the smooth results you see here. Some ways RPX 100 reminds me a lot of the old Agfa APX 100 from prior to their German bankruptcy back around 2005-06. Also took out my Nikon F3HP for a spin on this walk, and I attached the FP4 motordrive as well for the full effect. I've been putting some motordrives on a few of my Nikon bodies, to my surprise, I enjoyed the cameras with them on for photo walks so I don't miss the photographic opportunities. The FP4 has bigger profile than the MD-12 for the Nikon FM(2)/FE(2). Camera: Nikon F3HP, Nikkor Ais lenses. Film: Rollei RPX 100, Ilfotec HC 1+31.
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Fellow film photography photo blogger Alan Duncan of Canny Cameras w as in town a few weeks ago with his family on a last minute holiday. It was their first visit to both Toronto and Canada and we delivered a sunny weekend for a photo walk as representatives of both the Toronto Film Shooters FB Group and Classic Camera Revival which included both myself, Jo-Anne and John Meadows. It was a hot day with a cloudless blue sky and we started out at Balzac's by St. Lawerence Market and making our way down to Harbourfront and heading west from the Redpath Sugar Refinery the last real bit of industry along the waterfront. We noticed the ferry terminal and water taxis were slammed with people headed to the Toronto Islands for day at the beach. Camera: Nikon F3HP, Nikkor AIS lenses. Film: Rollei RPX 100, Ilfotec HC 1+31.
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It was a great photo walk in July although it was stupid hot. The consensus was to cut Sugar Beach out of the route and just head through Corktown/Canary District straight for the Distilley District for air conditioning and beer. Cinestill 400D has character, the red halation can be an acquired taste but you can dial it back from the equation in the scanning process. From where I'm sitting 400D can be an altrenative to Portra 400, Matt Murray from Matt Loves Cameras did a two stop push and found his replacement for Fujifilm Natura 1600 which has been off the market for a bit. What people have to understand, you can do all sorts of stuff with the film during the scanning and post process, believe me, Hollywood doesn't put movies together straight out of the camera, the film stock gets colour graded to the film maker's vision. Definately buying more. Camera: Nikon F5, Nikon AF-D 28-105 F3.5-4.5 lens. Film: Cinestill 400D