Agfa APX 400 in Madrid

(Portuguese version below) The first thing I read about the APX was that it is a film that must be exposed in the shadows and that for more details it should be pulled. I set a precedent for using it again, because I didn’t pay much attention to these details at the time I used…

JCH – Street Pan 400

(Portuguese version below) When we search on google by JCH, the first thing that appears is Bellamy Hunt. Bellamy Hunt is the inventor of JCH – Street Pan 400. An analogue photography enthusiast, Bellamy lives in Tokyo and now his effort is focused on finding and selling cameras. He usually says that “if they exist…

Kodak Tmax 3200 and JCH 400 – Alqueva e Monsaraz

This time we decided to take 2 diferent rolls  in a walk that we did on a weekend at the dam of Alqueva and Reguengos de Monsaraz. Kodak TMAX 3200 and JCH 400. We decide to talk about specifications in another post and just write about our beautiful country. The Alqueva Dam is located on…

Medieval Celebrations – Part 2

Kodak TriX 400 is so far, my (Sara) favorite black and white film. You can do everything. It has a beautiful tone a compact structure and high resolution. The images are bold, crisp and the little grain they have for an ISO of 400 isn’t distracting. This rigid and severe appearance of the tones of…

Toledo – Spain

Toledo is a city of Spain. The visit to Toledo came when we returned home from Madrid. I was on the way and the four of us agreed to go visit and spend the afternoon there. Toledo was a small town that was under the Roman empire. With a strategically important location, it was surrounded…

Kodak Gold 200 vs Fuji C200 with a classic twist

When we decided to buy these two films the initial idea would be to compare them. Two films with similar characteristics and monetarily accessible. The reason these two have left the box is related to an invitation to participate in a classic car race at the Lisbon racetrack. I took a Renault 4L without major…

Revolog Series – Revolog Kolor

Revolog is the name given to classic ISO 200 35mm film that are manually changed to produce special effects, which are visible when the film is developed. These effects may be in their structure or color. The revolog offers 12 different films with varied effects. http://www.revolog.com Revolog Kolor is the film which its effect is…

Tourist in our city – Mafra e Ericeira

We and our friends made several tours in order to get to know our own country. Unfortunately not everyone in our group is available to make multi-day trips, so we are organizing small trips near the areas where we live. Since the majority lives in Lisbon, we end up choosing places that are close by…

Helios 44 m-4 58mm f/2

A tour through Lisbon to test the new acquisition. Helios 44M, 58mm f / 2. A soviet made lens that weights more that I was expecting. Just metal an glass here.But the most amazing thing is the “swirl bokeh effect” produced on the out-of-focus parts off an image. This lens has a M42 lens mount , which…

Olive

All those who practice agriculture or who have inherited olive trees like us, have no choice but to go and pick up the olive to collect some biological oil that sometimes lasts the whole year. It is hard. Very hard. Sunrise and sunset dictate working hours. A job left for the elders and often alone,…

Early experiences with Lomo color film (400)

Those were probably the first bunch of photos i took on film since the high school times. Tired of seing my father´s old camera forgotten on his wardrobe, one day i asked my sister for some film roll to check if the camera was working properly.She had a color Lomo 400 roll somewhere and i…

Walking with Silvermax

Silvermax became (for now) one of my favorite film (speaking in black and white). That black-and-white film contrasted to the “dark” style with a scale reduced to gray and black, is called Adox Silvermax. The grain is fine (ISO 100) and the detail is notorious. But for me the beauty is in the shadows that…

Lisboa – Fuji C 200

  Taking advantage of my brother’s visit to Lisbon, we decided to be tourists for a few hours. I took with me the Sprocket Rocket, a plastic lomographic machine, expert in panoramic photography. Being a tourist with such a machine made a lot of sense in my head. And it was a lot of fun…