It’s been quite a while since I did some interior shots. I wanted to try pushing a roll of Kentmere 400 to 1600 and I thought this might also be a good opportunity to use my old Asahi Pentax SV and Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5 lens.
Also, this was the first time that I’ve used my mirrorless digital camera to camera scan and found it not too painful. I guess I spent a little more time setting things up and making the process less fiddly and precarious. I taped my pixl-latr to a small light pad and taped the whole assembly to a piece of plywood, so it wouldn’t move around a lot if I carefully pulled a film strip through it. All this was precipitated because my 11 month old Plustek 8100 decided to start giving me very strange and unusable scans. Fucking cheap piece of shit technology, but I guess that’s the norm these days. You buy something then have to junk it a few months later. I did contact Plustek support, maybe they’ll get back to me with something helpful. Nah, I’m dreaming. Update: Turns out Plustek support got back to me right away and they’re going to warranty the scanner. I’m pretty thrilled to have stumbled upon a company with actual good support!
This roll was developed Cinestill Df96 monobath for 6 minutes at 90° F and scanned with my Sony Alpha 6300 and 7 Artisans 60mm f/2.8 macro lens, which I have to say seems like a really decent lens for $150.