|Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:58 pm Post subject: No. 1 Pocket Kodak Series II + Foma 100 = Pseudo Color !!
|I recently decided to go on a 'how old can you go' journey - I have several cams from the 1930s, so 1920's is next, then the teens then the 1900s, I want to shoot with one of the first 120 film Kodaks.
This is a camera that was made between 1922 and 1931, in various versions. Mine is a focusing f/7.7 Anastigmat which is the top spec for these... the folder foot is of a different design than some others, which either makes this very early or very late in the run. I don't know which!
I took the Pocket Kodak to Manhattan, and of course fearlessly estimate focused it, estimate exposed the Foma 100 etc. I mean, an unknown camera, why not
The big surprise, having scanned the first 4 negatives: I'll be damned if the thing doesn't produce pseudo color scans, plausibly from vintage film -- I set the black point in the scanner to the film base and pick out a highlight for the white point and even click on pavement to set the mid tone, but even so the color remains. Desaturating all the way dulls the photo tremendously, plus I like this result - I did desaturate the full color I got from the scan.
Oh first the camera:
No. 1 Pocket Kodak Series II, 1922-1931 by Nesster, on Flickr
No.1 Pocket Kodak Series II,1924-1931, side view by Nesster, on Flickr
Then Frame #2 and #3 from the roll of Foma 100:
Gate & walk bridge, Trinity Church by Nesster, on Flickr
Focus at 20 ft ~f/8 or 9, 1/50 sec
Wall St Bull, in pseudo color by Nesster, on Flickr
Focus at 50ft, f/11 1/100 sec.
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