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210mm and 400H at 1600 | Contax

Today it was cold. The weather has been pretty bad over the last few days so when we saw that this morning was potentially going to be dry, we headed out to our favourite local place in the Peak District. I had a roll of TRI-X in my Leica to finish but as I’ve been shooting my Leica so much lately, I’ve been missing medium format and wanted to take my Contax along. When I bought my first Contax it also came with a 210mm f/4 lens and it’s a lens I have barely used and I can’t decide whether to sell it or not, so today I decided I would just take that lens and see what I thought to the results. As it’s an f/4 lens and it was so dark this morning, I decided to shoot a roll of Fuji 400H at ISO 1600 (which gave me a shutter speed of 1/60th sec) and push it 2 stops back  in the lab. I also finished off my roll of TRI-X (shot at ISO 400) in my Leica M6.

Film: Fuji 400H shot at 1600 and pushed stops in development, and TRI-X at 400 and developed normally. Camera: Contax 645 (Fuji 400H) and Leica M6 with Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f/1.5 (TRI-X). All film processed and scanned by me in UK Film Lab.


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October 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm

JB - Hi, Old post, but how did you ‘push’ the Fuji film?

November 1, 2017 - 4:58 pm

christian - Pushing is a term for extending development time. The 400H in this post was shot at 1600 (i.e. underexposed 2 stops) and then developed for an extra minute (push development for C41 is 30 seconds extra per stop).

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