Yesterday I took part in an all day choral workshop as a member of the Exultate Chamber Singers, as we began preparing for our 2015-2016 season. The workshop took place in Toronto’s Distillery District, so at lunch I went out with my Olympus Pen F camera, with a Pentax M 50mm/1.4 lens, mounted via an $8 adapter to a Canon EOS to Olympus Pen adapter. Not nearly as cumbersome as it sounds, and coupled with a sharp fine-grained film such as the Rollei RPX 25 I think the combination works.
This is another image taken during my recent trip to the Badlands in Alberta. It had rained the day before, so the textures of the rock and sand were smoothed and muted, but still alien and harsh in their own way.
Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm, 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens
Rollei RPX 25 film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 12 minutes
Toned in post
Last weekend I tried my first roll of Rollei RPX 25, a slow, fine grained film. I shot the roll on my Rolleiflex 3.5E3 and I developed the film using Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C. High contrast is often a challenge with these slow films, and although the negatives looked contrasty to the eye, I was able to coax good highlight and shadow detail out of them. I will be using this film again!!