I have a bunch of out of date Kodak BW400 CN film medium format film. This film has to be processed with the C41 process. It is a black and white film with colour film technique. However on various places on the internet I have read people deveolping this stuf with diluted Rodinal and stand development. At the moment I don't have Rodinal but I do have HC110. You can mix that up in various different dilutions. The common one being 1+31. This is the dilution B. Then I wondered if it would be possible to stand develop this Kodak BW400CN with highly diluted HC110? Yes it is. I have made a solution diluted 1+128. First I pre-soaked the film for 3 minutes. Then I put the film in for one hour and agitated it twice. When I thought if doing so that is. The film came out pretty good. A bit less clear as it would have been with C41 processing but the Epson Perfection V700 didn't have any problems at all scanning the film. The roll of film has been shot in an Agfa Clack.
The agfa Clack was my first medium format camera. I think I bought the camera somewhere in 2008. I wanted to have a go at analogue photography and I wanted a medium format camera. Just to have negatives that are bigger than 35mm. I like the camera. Simple cheap and surprisingly sharp for a camera like this. Of course it is not sharp like a Hasselblad or the sorts but for a couple of euros you get to have nice big negatives. Big enough to contact print and have a nice little photo. Funny how big negatives can yield nice little photos.
It is a simple little camera. Shutterspeed around 1/30th second or bulb. A simple one element lens. The camera is made out of plastic with some metal. The negatives are 6x9. So you get 8 pictures on one 120 rollfilm. On the metal thingies on top of the camera (on the left side of the photo) you can attach a Clibo flashlight so you can take photo's in low level light situations.
The good thing about this camera is that it has a bulb setting. Put it on a tripod and you can have longer exposures if necessary. Also this camera is really easy to turn into a pinhole camera. It is really easy to remove the lens and replace it for a pinhole. The shuttermechanism can than still be used for exposure.
The Clack has 3 settings for focus. 1-3 meters and 3 meters and beyond. The last focus setting has a cloudy and a sunny setting. The close up focus setting has a little lens that goes between the normal lens and the film. The cloudy and Sunny setting have different apperture holes in them. In some cases there is a yellow filter in the aperture for the Sunny setting. But not all Clacks are this luxery.
The below photo is one of the first I made with this delightfull little camera:
The last week I have been pretty busy photographing. I had the opportunity to shoot some photos of Malam a Sardinien hiphop artist. He was here this week to record two video clips for his new album Introspezion. There is a crowdfunding project for it right now:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nuovo-new-album-malam-introspezione
Besides that I shot today some snow photos. Landscapes of courses. For the rest there is some film that was shot dome time ago and I have forgotten what is on them. Always nice to see what gems (or not) are recorded by me.