We were going to go up Truchas Peak but all of the land grant entrances were locked. One of us had been trying to get a hold of the president for over two weeks. The ranger said it had been open all summer but I guess we were too late in the season. We started going on a hike-for-the-heck-of-it from Santa Barbara Campground and tried Trampas Peak on a lark. We didn’t summit but did OK considering how late we got to the campground after trying every way to Truchas we could find on the map.
I’ll try some exposure stacking – bracketing gave me some good sky-dark mountains and the reverse.
More images from the roll found in the camera at http://exit272.com/?p=4221
This was the found roll I developed with the film I shot in the Canon T50. The film base also came out green on this roll. The colors came out well on the scanner except for the red light leak-looking areas. Thinking about it, I used a Paterson tank I hadn’t used before. Maybe I had a leak in addition to the problem with development.
The film is Costco Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400. Found in a Minolta Explorer Freedom Zoom EX.
The whole roll came out. Anyone who knows these people or who are these people can contact me via the YouTube comments for the Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer EX and get their images.
Fuji ISO 200 film of unknown vintage. Some grain in low light but not bad for being in someone’s garage. Processed and scanned by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.
* With the old Achiever 115A flash, ISO 200 should be at f/22 at 3 feet but the Rokkor-X PF 50mm f/1.7 only stops down to f/16. Exposure compensation wouldn’t help since the exposure is based on the flash duration and the only correction the camera could do would be to double the shutter speed at -1 exposure compensation (to adjust the exposure down to ISO 100 which is on the flash table at f/16 and 3 feet). A -1 stop ND filter would work but I didn’t have one handy. I got lucky with the film’s exposure latitude (or it’s slower because it’s old) and it’s not overexposed.
Update 12 July 2017: New light seals since the review. They were pretty easy to do. Felt at the hinge and thin foam strips press-fitted into the grooves.
Update 26 November 2016
Scroll down for results from the tutorial shoot.
Tutorial part 1 — getting the camera ready to shoot.
Tutorial part 2 — using the camera.
While I finish out the roll and process, here are some images from about a year ago shot using this camera. FPP RetroChrome 320 slide film. It’s grainy but nice. I used it when I shot with the Promaster 2000PK too. Developed in hopelessly exhausted E6 chemicals.
Tutorial Shoot Images
Ilford Pan F 50 expired “Dec 2002”. Developed in Kodak HC-110.
I had a plethora of “happy accidents”. I…
- Misread the expiration on the film box. If I had realized it was 14 years out of date, I would have adjusted the shooting ISO downward or used different film.
- Didn’t check the internal battery and wasted a frame opening the back to reset the counter to ‘1’.
- Underexposed shots of the gatos using a 2800 AF flash that was malfunctioning. Jem did start grooming Goober so it turned out to be a better image.
- Tried to share the roll with another camera by cutting it in half in the dark bag after I shot the first half. I misjudged half way and ruined the apple depth-of-field test images.
- The film felt odd going on to the developing reel but I was in a hurry and didn’t take the time to re-spool. The film jumped the guides and stuck together and came out completely near the end of the film, leading to over-agitation marks on ~ 5 frames.
A little grain. Most of it is scanner noise.
The rest were shot using expired (1999) 200 ISO Konica “Baby Film”. It was supposed to capture the delicate tones and textures of a baby’s skin. I should have gotten images of a baby just for the irony — most of the frames had horrendous color shifts. I got it in a box of film and disposable cameras from a guy cleaning out his garage. Not ideal storage conditions. I’m hoping the APS film (the reason I bought the lot) fared better.
Processing and scanning (and a lot of color correction) by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.