I was perusing twitter one day when I noticed HolgaMods has a feed and was showing off different designs for Holga masks. Many were fun designs, but one really caught my eye. A diagonal mask. One shoots a roll then rewinds the film in something like a film changing bag or a dark room and rotates the mask 180 degrees and shoots the film again. For the first roll I placed the mask in a Holga GFN with Lomography CN400 film. I really like the mask and it was not terribly hard to line up the 1st and 2nd exposures. My only regret was using the Lomography film. The paper is extremely thick and I can only resume that this contributed to the pressure plate scratching the film. I recommend looking for HolgaMods online if you want a mask of your own. I think he has 8-10 designs to choose from and a better shipping rate on multiple masks.
You may guess that my first theme was the city vs lakeside
I suppose that there was a Cinema Film conversion to standard film event inspired by CineStill. Lomography issued two stocks to my recollection: a 200 and a 400 iso versions. Being the rube that I am for trying new film stock, I ponied up the money for 2 rolls of each.
They’ve sat in my freezer since arriving. I remember using the last one as fall began & reading I should have beautiful colors to expose on this film. I was less than impressed. This round I tried treating it like Cinestill 800 and using it at night with the LC-A+. I am not sure if the LC-A+ contributed to the poor exposure but the whole roll was rather lack luster.
My wife was interested in Pentax after her foray into DSLR. She figured out they can still use the original film lenses with the K mount and purchased a 40mm 2.8. It sat for at least 5 years still in amazing condition. I hated seeing it lay idle, so when I saw a K1000 for a decent price I snagged it. It didn’t matter that the light meter had gone. I already had a light meter from doing pinholes. It is an amazing lens camera combination.
Pentax K1000 with Fomapan 200 Creative and Yellow 12 filter
Pentax K1000 with expired Kodak ProImage 100 film
So I am pretty happy that Fuji has announced Monochrome film for their Mini line. I really hope they branch out into the wide. I do have the SP-1 Printer that can make B&W images, but it still isn’t as fun as making them when I am out and about. Instax Mini Monochrome
Gathering up the patience to figure this site out. Please bear with me.