Building on my last post about travel photography on film, I spent the long Easter weekend in Helsinki and Tallinn and decided to bring my Zeiss Nettar 518/16 medium format camera to shoot with alongside my Olympus OMD EM-10. It turned out to be the ideal combo for me. The Zeiss folded down quite neatly which made it very easy to pack and as there are only 12 shots per 120 roll, I didn’t have that much scanning to do once I’d got home and developed the rolls.
I packed four rolls (Kodak Ektar 100, Fuji 400H, Ilford HP5, Kodak Tmax 400) but only shot two (Ektar and Tmax). The shots on Ektar came out great, the colours were nice and punchy and had that characteristic Ektar look that I just love. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything positive to say about the roll of Tmax. I used some caffenol which I had made up a few weeks ago and the images just didn’t develop well at all. I could barely see anything on the negatives and even the frame numbers had disappeared. I suspect that the caffenol had gone off. Lesson learnt – Caffenol is best enjoyed on day brewed.
On that note, I’ll leave you with some of my favourite shots on Kodak Ektar 100 (I just can’t get enough of that wonderful stuff!).