Giving Fomapan 100 a “nudge”

Two of my greatest photographic joys this year has been becoming acquainted with Fomapan 100 and the use of homemade developers. At the beginning of the year when I purchase my first 100' spool of Fomapan 100 (it was actually branded Arista EDU Ultra, but it's the same film) I knew, or at least highly... Continue Reading →

Pushing HP5+ with D23

It was inevitable. Absolutely no way around it no matter much I tried to ignore it. Being an avid HP5+ shooter, and one who generally gives it a +1 push right out of the gate, I have felt odd shooting it at box speed since becoming acquainted with, and using heavily, D23. I'm not sure... Continue Reading →

Kentmere 400 and HC-110

In my continuing quest to test Kentmere 400 in 2020 I decided to try it in my favorite HC-110 dilution...dilution H (1:63). When trying new developing schemes my first step is to consult the Massive Dev Chart to see what they recommend. Unfortunate for me there were no times listed for Kentmere 400 pushed to... Continue Reading →

Learning Kentmere 400

So I spent some time this week test new lenses. On top of that, I wanted to nail down my film/developer for shooting at 1600 ASA. The lenses were the Nikkor 180 f/2.8, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D macro and Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4. The film was Kentmere 400. I finally ended up settling on Xtol 1:1... Continue Reading →

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