6 Frames - Lindau

  • Where: Lindau at Lake Constance
  • Camera: Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Expired Kodak Ektachrome 100G

I shot 4 rolls of Kodak Ektachrome while visiting the beautiful town of Lindau at Lake Constance. Given that 4 rolls on the Mamiya 645 Pro result in 60 images, it was hard to narrow it down to 5 frames. Thus, I slipped one extra image into the post.


5 Frames - Yashica Zoomtec

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Yashica Zoomtec 38-80
  • Film: Kodak Double X

These are 5 frames from a roll of Kodak Double X that I ran through the Yashica Zoomtec 38-80 that I recently got into my hands. The camera has seen better days but seems to work well despite its condition.


5 Frames - Praktica Super TL 1000

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Praktica Super TL 1000
  • Lens: Zeiss Jena DDR 50mm f2.8
  • Film: Kodak Double X

These are 5 frames from a roll of Kodak Double X that I ran through the mint condition Praktica Super TL 1000 that my father gave me for Christmas last year. He got that camera when the company that he worked for closed down and it had been sitting tucked away in a cupboard ever since.


7 Frames - Slide Right

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Kodak Ektachrome E100G

This old Ektachrome E100SW was shot at box speed, which resulted in pretty decent image quality with a noticeable color shift. I played around with the curves tool in DxO PhotoLab Pro 3 to reduce the miscoloring and I am quite satisfied with the results.


5 Frames - Slide Left

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Kodak Ektachrome E100G

Expired film can be interesting. This old Ektachrome E100G was shot at box speed, which resulted in pretty decent image quality with a noticeable color shift. I played around with the curves tool in DxO PhotoLab Pro 3 to reduce the miscoloring and I am quite satisfied with the results.


3 Frames - Medium Contrast

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Mamiya Press Super 23
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor 100mm f/3.5
  • Film: Rollei RPX 25

Not every image shot on Rollei RPX 25 needs to be high contrast. Medium contrast works as well.


5 Frames - High Contrast

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Rollei RPX 25

Sometimes I like a bit of high contrast in my black and white images. Rollei RPX 25 offers more than enough of that contrast right out of the box, so it is easy to go a bit overboard with it.


4 Frames - Dreary

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Mamiya Press Super 23
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor 100mm f/3.5
  • Film: Fuji Provia 100

Not every day is sunny where I live. Quite the contrary. On a longer sunshine draught, when the heavens are full of clouds, you have to ask yourself: Do I stay inside with my head under the blanket, sad that I do not enjoy my hobby? Or do I go outside, brave whatever the weather throws at me, and take some awesomely dreary pictures? Well… I decided to do the latter. And so we end up with a set of dark and dreary pictures, solely taken to get me out of the winter blues and to get the lonely roll of Fuji Provia 100 in my freezer a mate to play with.


5 Frames - Cheese

  • Where: Switzerland and Bavaria
  • Camera: Rolleiflex TLR Tele 135
  • Lens: Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f4
  • Film: Fuji Provia 100

There was a roll of Fuji Provia 100 that sat in my Rolleiflex TLR since my short vacation in Switzerland almost 2 years ago. I managed to fill the roll a while ago, and from then on it had its home in the freezer, until I decided to develop it at the beginning of this year. I usually shoot slide films rarely, which means I develop them rarely. To be efficient enough with the chemicals, a set of two rolls is needed. So far it has taken a long time to get those together. But given the current contents in my freezer, I think the wait time until development will shrink in the future. I do like the saturated colors and the high contrast caused by the low dynamic range.


5 Frames - 645

  • Where: A lake somewhere in Bavaria
  • Camera: Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Kodak Portra 160

I have put in some effort during the holiday season to get out as much as possible and get some fresh air and a few snaps with whatever camera I grab at that time. Usually, that means that I walk around in the same area again and again. Thus, I have to find a way to enjoy the same scenery in many different ways. One way is to use a different camera each time, another way is to experiment with different film stocks. I chose to do both, adding “messing up during development” to my repertoire of possible variations.

Please note that my Mamiya 645 Pro used for the images in this post has a focusing issue that I need to fix. Thus, all frames are somewhat out of focus.

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