5 Frames … From my return to black and white film photography on Kodak T-MAX 100 (Format 35mm / EI 100 / Nikon N90 + NIKKOR 80-200mm f / 4.0)

I am located in La Ceja, a municipality 40 km from Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city in South America. For my return to the chemical process of black and white film photography, I dusted off my old Nikon N90 camera, which I used commercially in combination with the Nikon F4 during the last decade of the 20th century, and, surprise, this is not the case. seem to have problems after a hiatus of almost 20 years.

I fitted him the Nikkor 80-200 f / 4.0 manual lens, an excellent and clear lens, here are the results with the Kodak T-MAX 100 film, film that I had stored in my fridge, acquired about 2 years ago . I also had to find my developer tanks, spirals, timers, find the development tables, buy the chemicals, prepare them, package them and bring them up to working temperature to venture once again into the process. development.

Developed in D-76 1: 1, and digitized in Pacific’s Prime Film scanners using Viewscan. Post-editing done in Photoshop. I am really surprised with the results obtained, I hope to share more of my work in the future. It is truly a heartwarming and indescribable experience to return to these origins. Those of you who have worked with photographic film in the past will feel something similar.

Well, it’s a good thing that this pthe andemia has passed away. I have in mind to review and refine a Mamiya RB67. I just got a 52 year old Speed ​​Graphic Pacemaker with which I shoot 4×5 plates, all this made me dust off the Jobo CPA2 processor for a development in rotation and in order to develop the color C-41!

~ Ramiro

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Commercial photographer born in 1980, working in digital since 2000, recently dedicated to the elaboration of 360º panoramic photographs and the elaboration of virtual tours. View Ramiro Posada’s full profile and links

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