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Francois

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Sharing results
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:55:03 PM »
Yesterday I tested the AGAT 18 half frame camera I got through Share the Love 2017!
And to make things more fun, I also tested a short roll of unknown stored in the desert film I got this summer at a garage sale in a bulk loader.
It turns out the film was one of the oldest ones I've shot in my entire life! It's a roll of Ilford HP5... notice I didn't write HP5 Plus or HP5+  ;D
Ilford stopped making HP5 in 1989... I exposed it at EI 100, but in reality it should have been at EI 50 or 64. But I didn't know it at the time.
Emulsion was super fragile. I even managed to wipe some off the leader with my fingers after development.
But do I love those results! Grain madness!

The camera is really nice, but the shutter button could be a bit more sensitive. But so far, it's really a camera I love!
Here are a few select shots from my really short test roll.
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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 07:58:58 PM »
I like it!
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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 08:10:21 PM »
Thanks!
And that film really does have quite a story.
Lucky for me its previous owner was an early adopter of digital technology! Otherwise there wouldn't have been any left for me to enjoy :)
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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 09:07:49 PM »
Francois, I'm very pleased to see that the Agat has found a good home! It seems to like you better than it did me.  :D
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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 12:45:03 PM »
I think it likes me too :)
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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 06:27:04 PM »
Yesterday was a nice day here, so I loaded the Yashica FX-2 from Bryan with Fuji Neopan 400 and set off. I put in a battery adapter which gives the required 1.3V and the meter is about as accurate as one can expect from a 1976 model SLR. The FX-2 is a nice camera that handles well, and I have some nice Zeiss and Yashica glass to go with it. The attached frames are scanned from a curly film (couldn't wait), so they are not the best representation of what this camera can produce.
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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 06:55:59 PM »
I'm glad you like it Kai, sounds like you'll get more use out of it than I would have. 

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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 03:08:31 PM »
Finally got the test roll from the XA2 Bryan sent my way. Fun little thing to play with, and certainly quite capable. A few samples:











Thanks Bryan!
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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 03:30:10 PM »
Great job Andrej, I especially like the teddy bear.  Glad you’re happy with the camera.

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Re: Sharing results
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 08:59:17 PM »
Small and capable. That's what we like :)
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