The Key on the Kite

…Otherwise known as “accidental scientific discovery”.


Did you know that Eastman 5222 could be pushed to ISO 800?

Well I didn’t…at least not until I shot and developed this roll. ¬†Which I assumed was either Ilford HP5+, or Ilford Pan F+. ¬†(Yes, one was ISO 400, and the other ISO 50). ¬†Anyway, I was pretty sure it was HP5+, so I shot and developed it at ISO 800. ¬†Using the Neopan 400 times. ¬†Because I also had a roll of that in there.

(Listen don’t ask‚ÄĒMy system sucks…I know that).

Suffice it to say, this is Eastman 5222 pushed to, and developed at ISO 800.¬† These photos have zero artistic merit, but I thought I’d put them up here for the public record. ¬†They are developed in D76 1:1‚Äďif you want to do so, use the Fuji Neopan 400 @ ISO 800 times.

I hope that even makes sense.



Anyone else feel like this today?

Taken with the Nikon F100 on the 105mm f/1.4E

Being an “E” lens (Electronic aperture) the Nikon F100 cannot actuate the blades. ¬†As such, it can only be shot wide-open…but metering and autofocus work just fine. ¬†Stay tuned for more filmy goodness.

(…and keep the faith friends!)



Found this roll sitting in my office; Don’t remember when it was taken, or what camera was used. ¬†I do remember the day though. ¬†Almost developed these as colour (would not have worked at all!!) because the film was bulk-loaded into a Superia canister. ¬†Fortunately I realized there was tape on the very end, and figured out what it actually was.

It is always fun to find forgotten pictures.