olympia, august 31, bergger pancro 400.

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We have had a mild summer here in Olympia, Washington. The temperature has hit 90 perhaps a couple of times. Most of the time we have enjoyed temperatures in the 70’s and low 80’s. (24-28 Celsius) On Monday I decided it was time to get reacquainted with my Nikomat EL camera. It has been months since I have used it. I had the NIKKOR-S Auto 1:1.4 Lens attached. I loaded the camera with Bergger Pancro 400 which I developed with HC-110(B) for 9 minutes @20C. I also presoaked the film for about 5 minutes. I scanned the film with the Epson V850, using the Epson software.

3 Replies to “olympia, august 31, bergger pancro 400.”

  1. This is a substantial, but versatile, bit of gear to carry around, I use the same combo for color primarily.
    I have the impression that the F-mount 50mm f/1.4 (at least the two copies I own) are not quite as sharp as the f/2 50mm objective. While I really like these images you’ve posted, I see the same kind of almost-softness that I associated with this lens. Or is it the film?

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    1. The Nikon 50 F2 is a sharper lens but the grain structure of the film also adds some softness to the images. The camera is too heavy for it to be used often so it goes back on the shelf till a few months go by and I want something different to shoot with.

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  2. I bought a real beater EL in about 1990 but hadn’t been using it much since I returned to film (it worked well though) and so sold it a couple of years ago to an art student looking to explore film photography. It took me about 6 months to learn that missed it. For the right purpose the EL with that lens is a really nice instrument. So I bought another….

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