|Pentacon Praktica LLC - Pentacon 50mm ƒ/1.8 - Polypan F |
Developed in HC-110 Dilution B
The only thing is, I was shooting B&W, and using some very sharp B&W film, Polypan F 50. Excellent film, with a very thin base, but gives incredibly well toned results throughout. Contrasty, but still with enough shadow detail to stand out.
|Kodak Signet 35C - Kodak Ektar 44mm ƒ/3.5|
Polypan F Developed in Rodinal 1:100
|Pentacon Praktica LLC - Pentacon 50mm ƒ/1.8 - Fuji Superia 200|
Anyway, enough of my rant on about Walmart..
One of the first shots I took with the colour film on this camera was this image to the left. I was on my way back from the car, with my son (as seen in above image) in tow who wanted to go get his Kodak Brownie Bullet II 127 snapshot camera that I gave him. It was loaded with some Efke 100R film as well, which actually the negatives from it look fantastic, and I'm just trying to figure out a way to scan them in.
I really have grown fond of 127 film, as it's not the same size of 120, yet gives a larger image than 35mm. Sadly, it's so freaking expensive! I want to get more of it, as my son really enjoys using those cameras, and I'm hoping that it becomes a little more common to see. Sadly, I do not see that happening though.
Back on track to the Pentacon lens, though. I remember shooting my Praktica L2 last year through the month of July, and ONLY shooting my Praktica L2, trying the different lenses I had for it, and putting roll after roll after roll through it. Pretty much every roll I put through it was Colour film, and I don't remember getting the clarity of the images I took on my LLC compared to the L2. I'm almost positive that it has to do with the lenses I was using, as compared to the camera I was using, considering they are technically almost identical, except for the LLC having a, albeit non-working, light meter.
I'm still very impressed with this Fuji Superia film. It came out really well, considering it is just a, really cheap, consumer grade film. In fact, this isn't even real Fuji Superia, but rebranded Drug-Store film. So it could very well be Fujicolor film instead of Superia. Since it has the Fuji markings, I know it is definitely Fuji Film, but whether it is Fujicolor or Superia I am not sure.
Until next time, keep those shutters firing!