Roll 83. Return of the Zeiss Ikon

When I bought my first rolls of 120 film I had access to two cameras: the Empire Junior and a Zeiss Ikon folding camera. The latter munched through film at an alarming rate of just 8 shots per roll due to the huge 6×9 cm negatives, and when the shutter stuck open on the first roll and ruined several shots I just put it aside.

zeiss_ikon

Wanting to do a pinhole camera conversion of a medium format camera I brought it out again, if it was broken anyway it would not cause any real harm to hack it to pieces for the project. However, the shutter seemed to have self healed, snappy and crisp. I had to put the pinhole plans aside, but instead I loaded it with a roll of Shanghai GP3 and took it for a photowalk with Doggie.

Flood. Shanghai GP3 in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 min at 20C.

Flood. Shanghai GP3 in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 min at 20C.

The camera worked flawlessly. I can’t measure the shutter speeds, but at least they were close enough to produce nice negatives.

However, the entire roll had two scratches along the upper edge of the frame (camera lower edge). I looked inside, but could not see anything that could have caused it. Maybe it was like that from the factory.

Moat. Shanghai GP3 in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 min at 20C.

Moat. Shanghai GP3 in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 min at 20C.

I’m sure the local children are overjoyed. The melting snow has created floods everywhere. One of the playgrounds has been covered by water, and the climbing/slide/structure/adventure thingy has gotten a moat for a couple of days.

I still do the HDR scanning trick, but I reduce to greyscale right away to get smaller files on disk.

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