Scanner vs Digital Camera

In my iPad-post from some days ago I promised to compare my Plustek Opticfilm 8100 Scanner to the act of digitizing the negatives with my Fuji X-E1 and a gorgeous Takumar 50mm f:4 macro lens. The film was Stephen Dowling’s excellent Kosmo Foto Mono film, in fact a rebranded Fomapan 100 film in a gorgeous packaging. Perhaps a rehash of an existing film but if this makes people take up film photography… why not!

Well, here are the results, and these are some of the first shots with my freshly CLA’d Spotmatic.

This is the digitized version, very nice detail, fine structures and the grain of the Kosmo Foto 100 film, in fact a rebranded Fomapan 100 film is very nice.

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Two posts a day!

Yes, I’m totally crazy!

But in fact I promised to develop my first roll in the Pentax MX tonight and I keep my promises. An hour in Rodinal with a gentle inversion at thirty minutes did the trick.

Of course I still have to scan the bunch…. or rather use my ‘new’ Takumar macro lens to digitize ’em.

Next time there’s going to be photos, promised! But just a test roll so no great artsy stuff.

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