First few rolls from my RealitySoSubtle 6x17 pinhole

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Re: First few rolls from my RealitySoSubtle 6x17 pinhole

Postby alexgard » 27 Jun 2017, 19:59

Barry Kirsten wrote:Have you considered b&w film? A lot cheaper than colour and no problem with finding someone to process it.

Cheers Barry. Yeah I have considered b/w film. I need to figure out what I've done with my patterson tanks and stuff. I have a feeling I may have thrown it all out. I do really like colour film though but c'est la vie. I'll see if I can dig out my old film stuff. Haven't dev'd any for a couple of years now.

Regarding the pinholes, I was surprised at how sharp they were particular the closer details like on that vertical rock shot. Camera shake seems to be the biggest problem.

smbooth wrote:I wonder how loading would be, it looks a torrid film path and it would be easy to fog the first frame I think.

On a couple of rolls I had very slight fogging on the edge of the first frame but on others I didn't, I guess it depends how bright it is where you're loading the camera.

You could enlarge a 6x12 negative on a 4x5 enlarger, couldn't you? 6x12 might be a little bit more of a friendlier format. I found a couple of times that when I checked the 'span' of my compositions that I was left with a lot of extra room. Nothing cropping can't fix but it is super wide. 6x12 would probably be more sensible.

I'm keen to try this format on more close up stuff.

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