I very recently started developing color film at home. Tried it once to prove to myself I could do it.
Did it again to see if I enjoyed doing it. I did.
Round 3 was also a success as was round 4.
Now onto round 5.
Same film as the last color roll developed. Lomography 400 120.
Once again the negatives came out great using Cinestill CS41.
For the image capturing I used what I must admit is my favorite medium format camera.
But this time around I was testing a recently acquired lens that is a screaming used medium format zoom lens bargain. The Pentax smc FA 645 80-160mm f/4.5.
All of about $150 or so used. Still listed as a little more than $2,000 new… An AF, f/4.5 constant aperture medium format zoom that is compatible with digital medium format Pentax cameras for $150? So is it a used bargain or wildly overpriced new? Spoiler alert. I already know the answer. I had this lens before. It is a bargain. A used bargain. Previous photos with this combination.
Along with the relatively inexpensive Pentax smc FA 75mm f/2.8 (also a great used bargain) it makes a strong case for the Penatz 645N. An updated post on this camera will likely come soon that will discuss the why at length, but the short version is stated in the title of my previous post. A practical impractical camera.
Photos were taken on a quick walk around Duke Gardens. True to form for the Pentax 645N every single exposure was a success. Properly metered and focused even with the zoom lens. As noted in my previous post Pentax 645N cameras capture 16 645 images per roll rather than the usual 15. Here are all 16 shots.
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