Does Film Not Work All of a Sudden?

Of course it does! These recent shots were taken on an OM2N with a Vivitar 17mm f3.5 or a humble 50mm f1.8 using Adox Silvermax. More importantly they were accepted by the agency for commercial use (hopefully book covers).

Olympus OM2N Vivitar 17mm f3.5 Adox Silvermax

Developed in ID11 stock for 9 minutes at 20 degrees centigrade. Just shot at box speed of 100 ASA and with straightforward development – nothing fancy.

Olympus OM2N Vivitar 17mm f3.5 Adox Silvermax

Scanned on a Plustek 7500 then downsized to around 18 MP these were a rather nice set of negs.

Olympus OM2N Vivitar 17mm f3.5 Adox Silvermax

To add a bit of drama a light texture layer was added before the final save.

Olympus OM2N Vivitar 17mm f3.5 Adox Silvermax

The location was Poole in Dorset on a cool but bright autumn day, just enough cloud in the sky to add some interesting clouds.

Olympus OM2N Vivitar 17mm f3.5 Adox Silvermax

The shot above was also vignetted to give it a ‘closed in’ look.

Olympus OM2N Vivitar 17mm f3.5 Adox Silvermax

All of the above using the 17mm, the one below using the 50mm lens.

Olympus OM2N Vivitar 17mm f3.5 Adox Silvermax

All in all a productive hour or so with lightweight, minimal equipment (no zoom lenses) as is so often the case. I must do this more often, and would humbly suggest you should too!

Thanks for looking, hope you like them.

p.s. There a reviews of lots of other films on the film, camera and lens review index tab.

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19 thoughts on “Does Film Not Work All of a Sudden?

  1. Nice 🙂 Some of my Nikon (Digital) batteries cost more than your kit for this shoot! Further proof that it’s the person behind the camera that counts.

  2. Very nice to read this.
    I have been fiddling with my then new OM-D all through the summer, to find myself loading a roll of b/w-film the other day into a pen-ee and taking 70 odd lovely hipshot pictures at the lokal market while talking to an old teacher.
    No batteries.
    No focusing.
    Just set the aperture and shoot.(light meter won’t work so all you have is a 40/s )
    I’ve really beeing enjoying myself. Especially viewing the results. Even my boys kept some of the pictures planning to set up a black and white la on their own….

    Keep on posting this nice blog. It’s a pleasure coming back !
    Nick

    • Hello Nick, there’s nothing better than shooting and developing a few rolls of film to get some enthusiasm back after a long period on digital.
      Only a personal opinion but shooting digital gets pretty dull after a while, but film – for me – always rejuvenates my interest.
      Thanks for the comment

      Rob

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