I recently tried the 100 asa version of this film so thought I would try the 400 asa version as well. Due to the success of the first film, I decided to buy a longer roll of this version.
I used the bulk roll loader to create a short roll and loaded it into my Contax 137 as I hadn’t used it in a while and blasted through it in a few minutes after school. I made sure no students were around and asked permission just in case. I then finished the film in our bird aviary. I wanted to finish the film to figure out the development times before I used more for something important.
For this roll, I used Fomadon R09 as it has started to form crystals and I want to finish it. I used a ratio of 1:50 for a time of 12 minutes with a temperature of 20 degrees.
Here are the results.
I like it. I love the photos from school. I have asked permission to take more and the headteacher said yes…no children though of course.
I think I will try the birds again on a brighter day with a 135mm lens so I can get a bit closer. They don’t mind me being in the aviary with them, especially if I take a misting water squirter so they can have a bath.
As for the Contax, I might move that up my top ten list. I always forget how much I like that body and lens combination.