43rd PSPCS Camera Sale. Ilford Delta 3200. Diafine #38.

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PSPCS stands for Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society. They have a sale and swap meet in Kent, Washington, twice a year.

Last Saturday, before I headed to Seattle, I stopped by to see what was available. I met a few friends, shot these images with my Nikon FM3a, and purchased a Sears 10 B camera. The camera is rebranded and is actually a Mamiya 4B. It cost $5. I ran a roll through the camera yesterday and will post the images later this week.

I had the Voigtlander Ultron 40mm 1:2 Lens attached to the Nikon. I shot most images at 1/60th of a second with apertures between 1:2 and 1:4. The film was developed in Diafine and scanned with the PrimeFilm XEs scanner using VueScan Software.

I should buy a Speed Graphic someday. Most of them shoot a 4×5 negative which is manageable to develop and scan. Below is an image of a 16×20 Camera. Film is still available, but it is expensive (


Dry plates are pieces of glass plate coated with a gelatin emulsion that will capture an image when exposed to light. It was a revolutionary photographic process in the late 19th century, allowing photographers to take photographs anywhere. 


The next show is October 7th. I hope to spend more time than I did this visit. There are so many options for the film photographer to consider that the 60 minutes I spent there was insufficient.


3 Replies to “43rd PSPCS Camera Sale. Ilford Delta 3200. Diafine #38.”

  1. Looks like an enjoyable event for film photographers… You got some nice photos. I absolutely love Delta 3200’s grain, and it looks like it does phenomenally well in Diafine. In fact, I think it looks better than it does in D-76, XTOL, or HC-110. Nicely done.

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    1. Diafine is making developing easy. It is enhancing grain in slower films. If I was more ambitious I would start using HC-110 and Diafine side by side on different rolls shot at same time. But I want to enjoy the process and not worry that perhaps one developer might be better in a certain situation.


  2. This is a very well considered storyboard. What a fantastic experience to be amongst that history collective. Bit of a fan re: vintage so your images here are much appreciated. All the best and cheers.

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