Monday, 22 February 2010

1960 Kodak Royal-X Pan

My first post in more than a month and the results aren’t what I expected but I thought I’d share just in case.

Not long ago I bought this Kodak Royal-X Pan 1600 ISO film and this weekend I decided to use it. The film was expired in march 1960 and I thought the occasion asked for an old camera as well so I loaded into my 1930's Kodak Brownie n2 Box camera.

After spending a good few cold hours in Brick Lane I finally got my much precious 8 shots with the camera, got home and processed the film. The results aren’t great at all, to start I guess the film wasn’t stored properly, it broke few pieces while loading on the spiral. It was also badly exposed as I couldn't control the shutter speed on this type of camera making hard to compensate. 

The film was processed with Rodinal 1:100 at 15 degrees 20 minutes developing time with very slow inversions every minute. Maybe I bit more developing time would work out but since the film was ISO 1600 I was afraid to overexpose. In the end this is what I've got:

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