Holga, Brownies, Pinhole and any other kind of Lo-Fi

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  1. timor

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    Lets start with this:
    "Iron Horse" from Southampton Ontario.
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    Imperial Reflex, Delta 400, orange Cokin filter.


     
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    This thread needs a little hit.

    Ghost Truck

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    Folding Hawk-Eye No 2 FP4 Dusk, 4 - 6 sec.
     
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    Thanks for the bump because I hadn't seen this thread when it was started. And yeah, I'm all over this :)

    Holga and...can't remember but it kind of looks like Ektar:

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    Birdhouse by limrodrigues, on Flickr
     
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    Ondu 35mm pinhole camera, Kodak Gold 200

    Hiking with some other shutterbugs:

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    Wasting film by limrodrigues, on Flickr
     
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    like those Pinholes. Want to try that sometime.

    Have some plastic horrors to play with in the meantime

    Once Upon a January

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    Pinholes are fun. In fact, just today I was thinking that I need to break out my homemade pinhole and take a few shots. I made it to take paper negatives, but the holder is 4x5 so I might have to break down and get some sheet film.

    Here's a shot on Harman Direct Positive paper, developed in Caffenol:

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    Day 311 - Oil cans by limrodrigues, on Flickr

    I bet one of your plastic horrors can be modified! :) But those are also fun to play with as-is.
     
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    Back when I had a darkroom I taped a piece of Ilford MG in the back of a Brownie No 3.

    Tray processed, scanned then inverted and flipped in PSE. Pretty scruffy but a start. Didn't get a chance to do enough of these to get the exposure better.

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    I agree with Timor - that exposure looks good. Funny, I did a lot of mine in the winter, too.

    Those paper negatives (or positives even) are time consuming. You really have to dedicate time to do a few of them at a time to adjust for exposure, etc. The one I posted was the third try at that shot, and yeah - it's tricky to get it right. Harman Direct Positive is harder to find now - they were having problems with getting some of the ingredients for the emulsion so it's not discontinued but lots of places are out of stock - so I've been wanting to try the paper negatives. Do you know what ISO rating the paper would have? The Direct Positive was rated at ISO 3, so even a Sunny 16 shot took 37 seconds in the pinhole! Fun :mrgreen:
     
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    ISO 3 sounds about right.

    Read somewhere that Ilford MG works at ISO 1 but think that might be a bit too much.
    Here's the thought process: Old box shutter probably 1/30 approx. the smallest of the three holes on the slider probably f16 Light that day metered out at 1 - 2 sec more or less at ISO 1. Chose an overcast day for stable light over a couple of hours. Processing variables are minor with this paper so ordinary care and attention to temps and concentrations applied.

    Next time I try this I'll use a camera with more adjustments.

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    Argoflex with a reversed lens:

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    Day 286 - Barn by limrodrigues, on Flickr

    Not as cool an effect as a reversed lens on a Brownie but not too bad. The shape and mount of the lens make it not good for focusing on things too close and the far away affect is not dramatic enough to be that interesting, but it was fun to try.
     
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    It is interesting effect. Almost like using "speed" filter.
     

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