Monday, February 27, 2006

Techpan, Olympus 35RC and scanning

Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.
It's been a while since I have shot any Techpan -- Kodak's high-resolution b&w film (now discontinued) that has a wide range of uses, depending on the iso and developer that you combine it with. I have about 300 feet of it in my fridge, so at the rate I am using it now, it will last a long time.

Yesterday, I decided to shoot a roll in my daughter's Olympus 35RC -- a sweet little rangefinder camera that I covet. She's away in Austria with her orchestra from Huron High. Perfect opportunity to use the camera, especially since I replaced the dead battery.

Techpan is a slow film, -- iso 25 for pictorial use, and I developed the film in Technidol LC -- recommended for pictorial use with a wide tonal scale. I am very impressed with the camera, the film, and it scans really easily. I scanned some negs at 2800 ppi, and still could not see any grain. It prints really nicely, too.

You can find more info on the Olympus 35RC here and here.

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