Thursday, February 17, 2011

Old Film Find - T-Max 400 in a Yashica TLR

Just processed in R3, this found image was in a Yashica 635 that I picked up at a flea market a while back.  It is always a thrill to uncover a latent image.  I think the film was in the camera for a long while, and there was a lot of edge fogging, odd curling, and completely fogged sections.

The Yashica 635 twin lens reflex camera is a dual-format camera and as the number suggests, accommodates both 120 and 35mm film, with an adapter. Used often at waist level, the TLR takes that point of view and looks up at most subjects while the photographer looks down at the camera

Who are these people, and who owned this camera? A mystery.

6 comments:

Alex said...

Beautifully developed image. Clearly a very contrasty light, but negative kept details on both ends of tonal range.
Can you please elaborate on development details (time, temp, agitation, etc.)?

Bob Crowley said...

This is Reagent 3 same as we have published several times now here in the blog. Processed for 10 minutes at 24C, agitated once at the beginning to get bubbles off then left alone. This long development time is also the same as we have used with other tab grain films in the past, which take longer than older style films such as the Efke PL25 which takes 2 minutes.

Bob Crowley said...

I would say after taking a quick look at the negative that there is still a bit of blocking in the highlights which is typical of this film and mix. Not too bad though.

Alex said...

Great, thank you.

cafe selavy said...

Do you have dev times for Tri-X and Plus-X? I'll go back and look, but I don't remember seeing any. Sorry if you have already posted them.

Bob Crowley said...

I don't. But try ten minutes and let us see the results.