So, I’m in the middle of a lot of different ideas, but I wanted to show you what was going on with the pack film and the camera fiasco. First off…I now have an SX70! Whooo hoo! I just bought some Silver Shade film from the Impossible Project and will let you know how it goes.
In the mean time, here’s the first round of Fuji 100 pack film. This is the 3000 iso film, black and white.
The next thing you do is put the film in. Yeah. Real difficult. Except, I did actual stare at it for a second. The older polaroid backs have clips and snaps you have to put in place. It was almost too easy!
Once you close the pack, you have to pull out the black paper. It’s pretty long, because it wraps around the entire pack as a light barrier.
Of course, because this was a test, I wanted to make sure I got the exposure spot on. The Mamiya 600Se doesn’t have a light meter. Heck, it doesn’t have a real viewfinder, either! So out comes the spot meter. Once I set the exposure and used the lens guide to get the focus mostly accurate, I shot. And then realized the lens cap was on. (no viewfinder, remember?) After my aw shucks moment, I shot again, very gently and steadily pulled out the film (the rollers squeeze the developer goop as you take it out of the holder) and counted down.
I thought it looked great, with really rich midtones. With the 100 ISO film you can do emulsion transfers, but not the 3000 iso film. BUT, I can try to recover the negative. I need to get some gel bleach now that it has completely set. I’ll let you know how it goes, and show you my trail with the sx70 film once it gets here. Again, still don’t know where I’m going with this, but it’s fun!