Showing posts from January, 2023

Japan Camera Hunter Streetpan 400, A Reconsideration.

 Remember a few weeks ago I was bemoaning my results with Streetpan 400 with thin negatives that looked under exposed? I consulted the hive mind on a few film photography communities and wanting to use up what's left. I shot another roll shooting around old Oakville half on an overcast day with distressed steel skies and the other half on a sunny January Saturday. The rig of choice was a Nikkormat FT3 shooting mostly on an Ai Nikkor 35 F2 lens. This time around things were different, much nicer negatives.  Lets start with the first elephant in the room JCH Streetpan 400, isn't really 400 ISO, I got my decent results this time around at 200 ISO using the published 400 ISO developing times. Also there was nothing for Ilfotec HC so I used HC110 dillution B and added 15 seconds to be on the safe side. The results were night and day, at 200 I got super nice dense negatives perfect for scanning. That begs the question, will I now get more in the future, I'll have to get back to y

Chinatown down to the Garment District.

 I haven't walked down Spadina through Chinatown to the Garment District since the Before Times. Well, the Garment District is mostly creative firms not in the garment trade. Chinatown is also evolving to a more tidy district compared to the sidewalk chaos of almost 20 years ago.  Said this before, the city is changing fast and long time Torontonians just want to catch their breath for a minute or two.  I also changed the seals on my Nikomat EL including the mirror bumper foam, and no more gumminess.  Camera: Nikomat EL, Nikkor H 50 f2 lens.  Film: Ilford HP5 400, Ilfotec HC 1+31. 

Wandering Through Harbord Village South and Kensington Market

  Ilford HP5 is that classic film you can abuse and still get decent images and I'm glad I chose it for my wander with Jo-Anne between her favourite hat shop and Lorne's Coats in the Garment District (what's left of it) and on this installment we wandered through Harbord Village along Brunswick and then down Agusta into Kensington Market, stopping for lunch at Via Marcanti for some really nice pizza. After lunch, we continued our southbound journey.  Camera: Nikomat EL, Nikkor Pre Ai lenses.  Film: Ilford HP5 400, Ilfotec HC 1+31.