My new (to me) Nikon F4 body arrived this week, so I now have one to replace the one that was stolen. I went out yesterday, despite the gloomy light to shoot a test roll. I did’t have any 400 speed film so I shot a roll of Svema Foto 100, which made for some very slow shutter speeds handheld, but thankfully wide-angle lenses such as the Tamron SP 17mm/3.5 I was shooting are more forgiving. 🙂
In this post, while Grace is amazing in showing character in her posing/expression, I am actually going to talk about the character of a film I have tried for the first time: Svema Foto 200 film, made in the Ukraine, and available from The Film Photography Project. What I like about this film is the grain structure: it’s not fine grain, but it is organic, it just feels right, and it has a lovely tonality! Now if I could only get it in 100 foot bulk rolls!
Nikon F4, 85mm/1.8 Nikkor lens
Svema Foto 200 film
developed in Xtol 1+1, 10.5 minutes @ 20 C