- Rodinol 1+50 for 20 minutes at 20ºc. Agitate for 30s then every 30s for 15s.
- Ilford Stop Bath 1+19, 20ºc, constant agitation for 1 minute
- Ilford Fixer 1+4, 20ºc for 9 minutes
- Wash for 10 minutes
- Tetanol Wetting Agent 1+400 deionised water. Leave to soak for 30s rinse off any bubbles using deionised water
- Hang dry for 2 hours
- Scan using Plustek 8200i (negafix profile Ilford Delta 400 as no Kentmere available)
- Crop 6×4
Some great contrast, grain and tones from the Kentmere 400. I scan my film at 300DPI and for this particular roll I used the delta negafix profile as it provided good results from the highlights and shaddow. I used the Canon AE-1 for this roll of film with a 50mm prime lens. The camera handled well, for its age there was no light bleed on the roll of film. I noticed when scanning/in post that the negatives are a little darker, the camera meter may be suggesting an exposure that is under by a stop or so. I will test this further in upcoming shoots.
I found the manual focus on the old FD lens exceptionally smooth and quick to use. The manual film wind coupled with the retro look and feel of the AE-1 gave a very enjoyable shooting experience. I would highly recommend this camera!