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Agra City Scanner 001

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Country: India
City: Agra
Camera: Fujifilm XE-1
Len: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2 v2

A day trip to Agra, visited Tajmahal and Agra fort. Weather was so nice and Taj is absolutely stunning. It was like a movie scene, everything was kept like in the old days and nothing has changed except hundreds of tuktuk in that area. Horse cart, dress code and peoples’ facial expression are all blended in nicely.

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Ella City Scanner 002

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Country: Sri Lanka
City: Ella
Camera: Sony A7II and Ricoh GR
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH

I spent two days in Ella in total. Originally planned to visit Lipton seats and other places near Ella, but due to the heavy rain, I stayed in town and revisited the Nine Arches Bridge and walked around the local suburb.

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lady-same-train-to-ella-from-nuwara-eliya-vibrant-colour-school-break-finish-sku-local-shops-chatting-togetherStudents are standing in front of stores near hostel
packed-train-from-nuwara-eliya-on-board-old-train-sri-lankaTrain full of people travelling to Ella
children-playing-with-bike-not-fit-happily-walk-pass-local-stores-in-ella-sri-lanka
building-house-on-slope-man-looking-at-the-site-ella-sri-lanka
squirrel-cute-with-food-in-its-mouth-staring-at-my-camera-ella-sri-lanka
local-store-owner-helping-her-take-picture-of-her-cat-portrait
baby-cat-with-snacks-ella-sri-lanka-local-snack-storeTook pictures for the store owner with her baby cat (Sony A7II with Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE)
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snack-shop-stop-by-under-rain-and-bought-a-bottle-of-cola-but-not-cold-too-bad-ella-sri-lanka
pepsi-logo-slogan-driver-and-poster-ella-town-center-street-snap-rainy-sri-lankaPepsi driver with big poster (All images with Sony A7II, Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE)

 

After having a late lunch in the restaurant, weather was bad and started raining again. So I quickly rushed to the Nine Arches Bridge. Luckily the train was delayed and I got myself a seat and chat with other visitors and wait for the train to arrive.

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waiting-for-the-train-pass-through-nine-arch-bridge-famous-attraction-ella-sri-lankaTop view of Nine Arches Bridge, Raining (left) After Rain (right). Taken with Ricoh GR
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nine-arch-bridge-train-crossing-the-place-under-rain-long-wait-delay-ella-sri-lankaTrain passing through the bridge (Taken with Ricoh GR)
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school-children-finish-walk-under-rain-to-home-muddy-road-heavy-rain-ella-sri-lankaChildren were walking back home under rain (Taken with Ricoh GR)
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kind-man-let-me-stay-there-until-rain-stop-garage-car-repairer-ella-sri-lankaVery kind man letting me stay in the shades under heavy rain (Taken with Ricoh GR)
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I went back to hostel earlier than usual. Spent some time alone and had dinner with other backpackers. The dinner was delicious and prepared by our hostel owner. The next day I headed to Tissamaharama for Safari and cycling around the city.

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walking-alone-back-hostel-before-heavy-thunderstorm-misty-mist-mysterious-scary-black-and-whitekind of pooky when there is no sunshine and under heavy rain (Taken with Ricoh GR)

Nuwara Eliya City Scanner 001

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Country: Sri Lanka
City: Nuwara Eliya
Camera: Sony A7ii
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH

After arrived at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka at night. On the next day, I took the train in the early morning at 8:30am to Nuwara Eliya. 7 hours later, I arrived at this beautiful place which full of tea plantations and friendly local people. Everyday I walked 2km from Lanka Hostel to City Centre and explored around this city.

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Train-to-Nuwara-Eliya-Sri-Lanka-Local-People-Posing-outside-Train-stop-sunny-daySuch a long train journey. People are so kind and they gave a window seat to me to enjoy the view. Totally unpredictable when will the train be stopped. People will hang around the platform and enjoy the sunlight (All taken with Sony A7ii with Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE)

 

Town center is not that big so I walked to the bus station (busiest place) and wandered around the local shops above the station and it is like a magic mini mall to me. And this seems to be every citizen would buy their food and designed for commuters to get some snacks or even a haircut.

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After lunch, I went to Nuwara Eliya Central Market where it is full of colour and life. I talked to them and ask for any local travel tips and we chatted happily and they treated me with sweet bananas. All of them were having a big smile on their face. 

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Handsome-old-man-store-owner-banana-Nuwara-Eliya-Street-snap-portrait-local-food-market 2He wrote me his address and ask me to send him his picture.
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Hong Kong City Scanner 002

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City: Hong Kong
Camera: Leica M2
Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH, Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a
Film: JCH Street Pan 400

Bright Sunny day with a roll of JCH Pan 400 to do some city snaps in Wan Chai District.

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Keith-Fong-Snapping in Wan Chai-JCH-Pan 400-Japan Camera Hunter-Hong Kong-Leica User-Street Shot-Shooter-rangefinder-ISO400-film-black and white-135Keith snapping around (JCH Street Pan 400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a)(Above and below)
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Rollei Vario Chrome 200-400

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Name: Rollei Vario Chrome

ISO: 320

Film type: Positive Slide

Character: High saturation with warm tone

 

Vintage feel and Warm tone

Rollei Vario Chrome is a daylight highspeed colour reversal film with good sharpness. The warmth produced from the film depends on the environment that you use, the brighter the sun is, the warmer the picture will be. Besides, I discovered that it is quite similar to its brother, Rollei CR200 slide film. Except that CR200 tends to be more attracted to green or blue colour. Rollei Vario Chrome tends to be more sensitive to yellow and orange colour. Also, it has strong orange cast in it and Vario tends to has a more vintage looking.

All of the sample images was taken on a dazzling day.

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mmRollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a
Monk India Visiting Hong Kong Rollei Vacrio Chrome 400 Summicron leica

Quite special when you look at it again and again

At first, I was attracted by its fancy packaging and the beautiful film cassette. After the film was developed at my local lab. I was shocked looking at the slides, even Mike, the owner from Colourluxe lab also has his jaw dropped. Both of us were thinking why is it so warm? Few days later when I look at it again and again, I think it is quite special and distinguished from my other images.

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mmRollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mmRollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a

Which ISO speed to shoot at? 200? 320? 400?

The box speed is at ISO320. But offical website mentioned that the ISO speed is ranging from 200 to 400. The concept is that if you use it at ISO200, it will be slightly overexposed and achieve with lower saturation. At ISO400, the image will be slightly underexposed. So you can follow this rule to set the ISO to determine what kind of images result you would like to have. In my opinion, I like it at ISO400, exposure is similar to other positive slide film.

200 – 320 ISO: Lower saturation (preferable for scanning applications)

320 – 400 ISO: Higher saturation (preferable for slide projection)

Source from macodirect

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a

Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm
Rollei Vario Chrome HK Hong Kong Street Snap Photo walk 320 at 400 Leica Summicron 35mm king of bokeh Warm tone New film reviewRollei Vario Chrome at ISO400 with Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-a

 


What lenses did I use
to take the images?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV pre-asph

Kentmere 400

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Ilford B&W negative alternative?

Ilford film is pricy but with high quality. If you are looking for low-budgeted film that allows you to shoot more extensively, Kentmere is the best option for you to take some nice black and white photos. It is cheap, reliable and has the “Classical” grey tone. This film only available in 135 format. It would be great if it has medium format too.

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ISO: 400

Film type: Black and white

Character: Broad tonal range, fine grain and good sharpness

Broad tonal range with good contrast

I would say the Kentmere 400 is with great price and quality. I discovered this film from Free Style Photographic Supplies back in 2010 (mainly because of the cheap price offered). After trying several of it I was quickly attracted by its tone, a classic mood with nice texture produced in the images, the tone gradation has so many layers. I have been shooting the film under daylight, indoor or even with studio flash, under different situation the film produced stable and unique character, especially the silver glittering highlight and it gives you a general nice grey tone. Overall, the white tone stands out more than other black and white film. Here is some images review below.

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Fine grain and good sharpness

It is a relatively grainy B&W film. Even I developed it with Ilford DDX developer (Great pair with fast film). However, the grain makes the film quite special because it enhanced the micro-contrast and the grain is not heavily done. I would describe Ilford HP5 grain is “Heavy” and this Kentmere film grain is “Soft and light”. If you are looking for fine grain black and white film, I would suggest you to use Ilford Delta series. It has high sharpness and portrait every detail in the film.

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Pushing the film

This film is not that flexible to push compare with Ilford Delta, HP5 or Kodak Double-X. It will lose details and textures in the highlight easily and also the darker shadow will become rich dark black. I have tried to use it at ISO800 or up to ISO1600.

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What lenses did I use?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 1

Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 v2

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 v3

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Fujichrome Provia 100F (RDPIII)

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Name: Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 100F (RDPIII)

ISO: 100

Film type: Positive Slide

Character: Medium saturation with fine grain

 

Colour and Character

Provia 100F is a daylight balanced colour slide film with super fine grain. Medium contrast and saturation character make this film ideal for use in landscape, portrait and nature photography. I would recommend you to use the film at ISO 100 or maximum at ISO 200 and to avoid pushing the film beyond this as it will cause the contrast to go up and lose the details in shadow. It has the signature green tint inherited from Fujifilm and this film is sensitive to blue and purple colour. Compare with Velvia 50 or Velvia 100F, Provia 100F tends to render a cooler mood and skin tone is more natural.

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Accurate metering is the Key

Sometimes RDP III can be difficult to use. Not too bright or too dark is the key of success with this transparency film. You have to get the right exposure in order to have great picture result. My advice is to use light meter to check on different spots and get an average exposure. Otherwise, the picture will be overblown or too dark that cannot be saved from post processing.

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Dynamic Range is narrow

The film is too rigid to shoot under different conditions. Thus, it is the main reason why slide film is not my daily film even it gives you vibrant, accurate colour correction and “3D” feeling. Negative film is more flexible that can let you set +/- EV for 2/3 stops but slide film will mess up your images if you do that.

When should I use Provia 100F?

Bright sunny day would be the best time to snap with the Provia 100F because if the light is too dim, the picture will look more flat and muddy. Therefore, I prefer using it outdoor with sunlight. But if you love to take dramatic pictures at night with colour shift, then Provia 100F is the film that you should work with.

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Gunma-scenic-view-miniature-model-Slide-Positive-film-E6-135-format-medium-120-provia-100f-RDPIII-RDP-Fuji-Fujifilm-Pentax-67-6x7-55mm-f4-asahi-japan-tokyo

 

Long Exposure with RDPIII?

Base on Provia 100F (RDP III) data sheet for long exposure more than 4 minutes, it needs a colour correction filter of 2.5G with an exposure correction of +1/3 stop otherwise it will lead to a colour shift.

What lenses did I use to take the images?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid type 1

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 e58

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Major-friend-portrait-bokeh-blur-Karlovy-Vary-Czech-Republic-most-beautiful-small-town-Scenic-view-positive-film-analog-E6-provia-RDPIII-RDP-fuji-fujifilm-Summicron-35mm-f1-v1-canada-8elements-8ele-street-snap-streetphotography-photowalk

Kodak Eastman 5222 Double-X

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Motion picture black and white film?

Most of you must have already been using motion picture colour negative film such as CineStill 50D, CineStill 800T…etc. Kodak Eastman 5222 Double-X is Kodak’s legendary 35mm black and white cine film available for use in 35mm camera. Films such as Schindler’s List (1993), Memento (2000) and Casino Royale (2006) have used Double-X to evoke strong emotions like only black-and-white can do.

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Name: Kodak Eastman 5222 Double-X

ISO: 200 (Tungsten), 250 (Daylight)

Film type: Black and white

Character: Medium contrast with medium grain structure

 

Wide greyscale and sharpness 

Double-X has the subtleties in tone scale with a scratch-resistant backing layer. It also has a great depth of field without increased illumination. With its stunning tones and dynamic range, any developer in the market could have it developed nicely and resulted in good sharpness. Comparing the Eastman Double-X with Kodak Tri-X, the later one gives you a relatively harder sharpness. If you like softer tone and use with vintage Leica glass, then Double-X for sure is something that you are looking for.

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Superb dynamic range and Fine grain

It has very long density range and with medium contrast for movie making. When you use the film in high contrast environments, highlights and shadows are kept in great details. I have developed some of them in Kodak HC-110 (B) before and resulted in low contrast. Some online forum suggested that using Kodak D76 developer is the perfect match! Eastman Double-X is mainly for movie making and the grain is much finer than Kodak Tri-X and I think the grain intensity is between Ilford HP5 and Delta 400.

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Comparing Double-X with other black and white film

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Note: Table developed based on my personal experiences with the different BW films and developers.

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Flexibility to push or pull the film

Double-X is flexible to be pushed up to ISO800 and usually I rate it at ISO 400 for street snaps in daylight. At ISO 400, aperture step down, compose and shoot! It gives you autonomy to use at different ISO speed in different circumstances and it ease the pain to consider which film to bring for your own trip.

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What lenses did I use?

Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 v2 asph

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Leica Summicron 50mm f2 v1 collapsible

Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 v2

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 e58 v1

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Ilford Delta Professional 400

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Ilford Delta 400

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Name: Ilford Delta Professional

ISO: 400

Film type: Black and white

Character: Fine grain, high sharpness with medium contrast

Difference between Delta 400 and HP5+

Ilford Delta 400 is a high-speed black and white film which has a modern emulsion (tabular-grain film) that can result with finer grain but with less latitude. I would say its tone belongs to the modern days while Ilford HP5+ belongs to the past with more grain and tonal range. Delta 400 gives you a much cooler tone and produce “cleaner” images especially using it for portrait.

Greyscale and sharpness 

Delta 400 offers superior depth in greyscale. It has more even tonal range which gives you a modern feeling and absolute predictability on the image result. While HP5 plus is more classic and artistic and producing images in charcoal like drawings. Beside, it has great sharpness at ISO 400 or even up to ISO 1600. With such a great gradation on tone, it is one of the best high speed films for portrait photography.

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How is Delta different from other brands?

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Grain

With the use of core-shell crystal technology, it produced fine grain structure at ISO 400. Comparing HP5 with Delta 400, Delta 400 is more modern because of its uniform grain structure. But why do some of us still prefer HP5+ instead of Delta 400 even its grain is so smooth? The reason might be the smoother grain lack of strong character and images are relatively flat. However, the coarser grain from HP5+ gives you better texture and a more unique character.

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Flexibility to push or pull the film

Ilford Delta has flexibility to be pushed up to ISO800 or even at ISO3200, same as HP5+ and the result is excellent, except that HP5+ will be grainy but Delta Professional can keep its contrast consistently at different rate. I would recommend it to be processed using Ilford DDX developer to achieve the finest grain and improve its overall details and sharpness.

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What lenses did I use to take the images?

Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1

Rolleiflex 2.8F

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CineStill 800 Tungsten

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CineStill 800 Tungsten Xpro

Is it a motion picture film?

It is a cinema film with emulsion from Kodak Vision 3 5219, but the film is modified and suitable for C-41 processing. The gamma yielding is increased from ISO 500 to ISO 800. For more information, you can visit the CineStill official website.

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Name: CineStill 800 Tungsten Xpro

ISO: 800

Film type: Tungsten Colour Negative

Character: Tungsten, pushable and not contrasty

 

Colour and Character

It is a high speed negative film for low light situation and most importantly, the film is “pushable” which means it gives you flexibility to rate the ISO up to 3200 (2 stops faster). CineStill 800T is great to pair with neon lights at night with its distinctive cool colour tone. The overblown red colour and natural skin tone impressed me and I immediately think of the movie Chungking Express, directed by Wong Kar Wai; while other high speed film such as Fujifilm Natura 1600 will give you a warmer tone.

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Recommended ISO and acceptable exposure for push processing:

ISO 800 – No push – EI 200-1600
ISO 1250 – 1 stop push – EI 800-2000
ISO 1600 – 2 stop push – EI 1250-3200
ISO 3200 – 3 stop push – EI 1600-3200 (added contrast)

Source from CineStill

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Grain

At ISO 800, the film is surprisingly smooth and I have seen so many sample pictures that even pushed to ISO 3200 and the grain is not really an issue. At the same time, it beats Fujifilm Natura with finer grain and it gives you higher sharpness and details.

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Should I try CineStill 800T?

If you are a fan of bokeh with colourful lights and love shooting at night. I would highly recommend you to use this film. Even though Fujifilm Natura has announced to discontinue its production, I still prefer CineStill more than other high-speed negative film. It became my “only” film to use at night. With the flexibility to push the film, I don’t have to worry about blurring my pictures caused by the slow shutter speed. It also create the movie feeling that stands out from the traditional negative film that we have been using for many years.

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What lenses did I use to take the images?

Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 II ASPH

Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 e58 version 1

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