Old 'FOOD ' for my FILM Pentaxes ---


Peter Elgar

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 19:38
Taking up the Challenge set by Mr Defragged -- Here is the October 1952 FP3 Fillum he sent me to try to get 'Useable Negs and Prints ' from ---- Coming week busy with Hospital things but will have a go -- watch this space --


been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 21:09
Looking forward to seeing the results Peter. Makes my 2010 Fuji colour film seem positively new, just waiting for the K1000 to come back from repair in order to use it. Your recent results have inspired me to getting the K1000 out again, keep up the good work.

Paul

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 02/12/2019 - 08:33
If this is the 64 ASA that came out in 1951 (according to wikipedia) and we use the rule of reducing sensitivity by a stop every decade then I calculate it'll need to be exposed at EI 0.5

If it's the earlier ASA 40 then lower still.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 03/12/2019 - 08:19
In 1951 they had a 'Safety Factor' of one stop with the film sensitivity rating so it was really 125ASA but I will see what happens -- loaded a 'Classic Spotmatic-F' but lots of Hospital appointments this week and I need to make up some Kodak DK50 formula which is good for long outdated films.
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 04/12/2019 - 18:52
YO !!! - got first test result ! Today was Basildon Hospital, tubes up Bum and in my Stoma BUT on arrival at home there was couple of hours of SUNSHINE so did the first test of the 1952 FP3. I loaded my Spotmatic F, took a Weston Master V Incident light reading which went to '12' and set 100 ASA to start -- so got 1/60th at f16. then went all the way to f1.4 using the 1/60th then cut film and processed in my FX-4 Formujla 1+1 for a 'Guessed' 9 mins at 20oC -- result very high FOG level BUT Images ! The f1.4 was very black and contrasty -- the 'best' one was at f4 which was 10 ASA so I will CUT the dev time to 7.5 mins next time , same as I givde my outdated FP4+ ------ Keep Watching !
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 09/12/2019 - 19:49
Today was Basildon Hospital again but SUNNY in Brentwood do I braved the COLD and took out my Asahi Pentax Spotmatic-F loaded with the cut October 1952 Dated ILFORD FP3 and took a few, rating film at 10 ASA. I used SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 and SMC Takumar 150mm f4 and processed in FX-4 Formula 1+1 for 7 mins @ 20oC and got some good negs to scan , albeit with a high 'FOG level' ! Next Test I will try my FX-15 ( Acutol-S) Formula 1+1 In the shade, Weston Master V gave 1/60th @ f1.4 -- the old film needs the SUN and so did my Hands -- I rushed home for a warm drink.
These are SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4

Oct 1952 ILFORD FP3 Test in FX-4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Oct 1952 ILFORD FP3 Test in FX-4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Oct 1952 ILFORD FP3 Test in FX-4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
These are SMC Takumar 150mm f4 all at f4

Oct 1952 ILFORD FP3 Test in FX-4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Oct 1952 ILFORD FP3 Test in FX-4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Oct 1952 ILFORD FP3 Test in FX-4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Oct 1952 ILFORD FP3 Test in FX-4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
There were 'Filaments like FUNGUS growing in the emulsion
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

Defragged

Link Posted 09/12/2019 - 21:41
I think those results are truly fantastic and a credit to your endeavours Peter. Congratulations to you.

Who would have thought?

I do hope you are enjoying yourself.

Best regards, D.
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

pschlute

Link Posted 10/12/2019 - 00:03
Yes Peter keep on enjoying yourself. A finer bit of advice you will not find.
Peter



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Algernon

Link Posted 10/12/2019 - 08:19
Incredible! .... Who would have thought that 1952 film was so good and capable of producing these results about 70 years later.

Well done Peter you are a master of B&W.

--
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 10/12/2019 - 09:43
Thanks Folks --- It takes my mind off Cancer Probs -- now on next bit I will try FX-15 Formula when weather improves again but lots more Hospital appointments coming up ----
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!
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