Roll 175. Sixteen impressions of autumn and winter

I spent X-mas with the in laws, at their cabin in the archipelago. I brought a couple of cameras, including the Ikonta that had been sitting in the camera bag since the vacation in Stockholm a couple of months ago. It had half a roll of Fomapan 400 left in it.

Gamla stan. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

Gamla stan. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

After a botched development of a roll of Fomapan 400 the remaining rolls had been moved to the bag of garbage film in the freezer. But now that I have switched to Rodinal, the more I see, the more I like it.

Strangers. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

Strangers. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

The very large grain gives the pictures a really coarse look. Not suitable for everything, but a nice tool to have disposable for when it is desired.

Thirteen vs. one. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

Thirteen vs. one. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

All the pictures shown were taken in overcast weather, low contrast situations. Perhaps I could have gotten a bit more contrast had I used a yellow filter, but I have none that fit this camera.

Against the cold. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

Against the cold. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

The lens is uncoated so one has to take care when shooting in bright light, especially to avoid shooting into bright lights. But the camera itself is very compact and nice to handle.

Bulb. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

Bulb. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

Also, the folding viewfinder is a bit hard to use with glasses. I find it difficult to determine what is inside the frame and what is not, and also to get the horizon level. I distinctly recall placing the boating bulb-thingy closer to the center of the frame on the above shot, but at least I got all of it.

Reindeers. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

Reindeers. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 15min at 20C.

The horizon was tilting wildly on this shot of four reindeers in the distance. But thanks to the large negative I could rotate and crop out a usable bit of the picture, at least for web publication.

I got six out of sixteen keepers from this roll, my best ratio yet.

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