Start of December

I have a love-hate relationship with Ilford Delta 3200 film. There. I said it. I love the look that this film produces, but I’ve always had troubles working with it. I either expose it wrong or something messes up with the camera. Either way, I know I just need to work with it more. This time, I shot a roll through the Pentax 6×7 and was testing my new Pentax 200mm f/4 lens. I decided to try shooting and developing the film at 1600 ISO as it was snowing but still relatively bright outside. I think I was too “in the moment” and forgot to adjust the shutter speed as the first 5 shots were blank. One of the other shots was completely overexposed as the shutter speed dial was accidentally moved to 1 second and the mirror locked up, probably due to the cold weather. At the end of the day, I ended up with 4 photos, 1 of which was blurrier that I thought it should be. I need to do some more testing with this camera/film combination in a more controlled environment.

Camera: Pentax 6×7
Lens: Pentax SMC 200mm f/4
Film: Ilford Delta 3200 (EI 1600)
Developer: Blazinal (1+25) @ 19.9C for 9:04 minutes.
Scanner: Epson V850
Catalog ID: 2019-050

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