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Testing RUSSIAN film with PENTAX !
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:49 pm    Post subject: Testing RUSSIAN film with PENTAX ! Reply with quote

the Kind Gent from Denmark who sent me the 35mm ORWO films has sent me 120 rolls of ORWO NP22 + 2 rolls Russian 'SVEMA FD64' dated 09/1993, a film I have never used. I loaded my Pentax 6x7 Mk II and tried it out, rating it at 40 ASA and processing for 9.5 mins @ 20oC in my 'Home-Made' FX-4 Formula 1+1 and got some good density negs BUT the film was badly fogged and 'blotchy' -- even some Fungus marks on end frame ! the 1992 dated ORWO had a higher than normal fog level BUT no 'blotches' so I don't think the packet was X-Rayed by UK Border Force. I show 2 frames, scanned with Canon 900F Mk II + Vuescan Pro + FastStone Image Viewer and I have not retouched out the White Marks and spots and fungus.
135mm f4 Macro-Takumar 6x7 @ f11

105mm f2.4 SMC Takumar 6x7 @ f16

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