Tag Archives: Ilford HP5+

6
Dec

Treasure

“Treasure”

Superheadz / Ilford HP5+ (expired)

5
Dec

November Sunset

“November Sunset”

Superheadz / Ilford HP5+ (expired)

4
Dec

Pictures in the Sand

 

“Pictures in the Sand”

Superheadz Black Devil, Ilford HP5+ (expired)

3
Dec

Lindisfarne Causeway

“Lindisfarne Causeway”

Superheadz / Ilford HP5 (expired)

10
Jun

Gaol Hill

“Gaol Hill”

With the spire of St Mary’s overlooking Norwich Market.
Gakkenflex / Ilford HP5+

Late

“Late”

Kodak Brownie Six-20 D / Ilford HP5+

Ensign Ful-Vue Super in Monochrome

After the roaring success of the Ful-Vue Super in colour (Ektar, to be precise), I decided to give it a go in black and white. So I filed down a roll of Ilford HP5 120 film to fit (it being a 620 medium format camera), loaded it up and off I went. (Home-developed in Ilford LC29 and home-scanned).

The results can be found here. But here are one or two to be going on with:

My favourite walk

 

Jem and Juno

 

Pushchair escapee

The only problem I had is that once again it began sticking and slipping at around exposure 4, and by number 10 I had to give up winding on, so I have lost 2 shots per roll so far. And on a roll of film that only contains 12 exposures anyway, that’s a pricey fault!

I suspect that the culprit is the filed down 120 film. 120 comes on a much thicker spool and I don’t think the more streamlined mechanism is coping with it at all well, so for the next roll, I’m going to have to attempt respooling 120 film onto a 620 spool.  I am assured that once you’ve got the hang of it there’s really nothing to it…

*gulp*

;)

Wish me luck!

A Tribute to Alice

Here is a shot of Alice from a roll of HP5 taken with the Kodak Brownie Six-20 model D, of which I have two copies procured from a local antique shop, neither costing more than the price of a lifestyle coffee in the city.

Alice is a great photographic subject, which somebody pointed out to me yesterday. It is not that I’m unaware of how strong and refined she is. Her calm, poise and her peaceful nature are easy to get used to, but they sometimes really show in a photograph too.

I will put up a few more shots from this roll later. It is remarkable to consider that the camera is several decades old and hasn’t even been particularly valued or cared for in most of that time. I have much more expensive and high-end cameras than this but even so, they can’t compete with some of the  old-timers for sheer style and elegance.

A bit like Alice in fact.

30
May

St. Giles Street, Norwich

St. Giles Street, Norwich

Taken last week.
Gakkenflex / Ilford HP5 Plus

28
May

Cathedral View

Gakkenflex / Ilford HP5 Plus

Taken yesterday.

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