Roll 56. Lucky Empire Junior.

Katen was away all day, so Doggie and I decided upon going for a photowalk. Feeling a bit adventurous I taped up the red window on the Empire Junior camera and loaded it with 35mm film. I went for Lucky SHD100, it’s cheap, and I didn’t have any good idea for how to advance the right amount of film between frames.

Fountain in winter. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

Fountain in winter. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

I did a trial with a bit of leftover leader and it seemed one and a half turn on the advance knob would guarantee that there would be no overlap, so I went with that for the whole shoot.

In a window. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

In a window. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

Once I had developed the roll I found that one and a half turn was a bit excessive, especially for the second half of the roll. Next time I’ll go with one and a half turn for the first five frames and then reduce to one and a quarter turn for the rest of the roll.

Wrinkles. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

Wrinkles. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

And there will definitely be a next roll. I liked the format, it’s the same form factor as a regular 35mm frame, but with sprocket holes. The modification of the camera was non-destructive as well, I used regular clear tape, and stuck a small piece of backing paper on both the outside and inside of the red window. Small pieces of packing foam served to hold the film canister in place.

Science park. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

Science park. Lucky SHD 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 28 minutes at 20C.

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