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Thanks... I've had trouble getting even development with Diafine and intermittent agitation, but if you were able to get clean results with the Rondinax, perhaps I should dust off my Jobo roll film tank and try with that.If you go that way, don't expose it at 400 if using Diafine - it gets grainy. They say Diafine must only have one gentle inversion each minute if using an ordinary tank, but it doesn't seem to have been at all upset by the 40rpm of the Rondinax, and where only the bottom half of the rotating reel is in the solution.
Film Washi is the company: https://filmwashi.comWait a minute, Washi isn't just a name, it's actually washi coated with emulsion? Sounds like a hoot, I may have to try.
Current favorite film scanning camera combo for me is Olympus Pen-F fitted with late Canon FD 50/2.8 macro, the one which focuses down to 1:1 magnification without extension tubes. I very much like the combo because I get a bit more depth of field with M43 format + 50mm lens than I do compared with FF camera fitted with 90mm macro lens. Film hardly seems to challenge the limits of the digital sensor's dynamic range or color space, and when pixel-shift features are taken into account, there's no shortage of pixels (up to 80 mp raw).
That's a nice kit, Darr. I have one of those 90mm lenses too, it's an old favorite of mine. Early examples of the 90mm were produced in Wetzlar and are identical to the Elmar-C 90mm other than the bezel and filter size. I used to have the Leica CL (actually had three of them over the years) and I've had both the Leica and Minolta versions of the 40mm. Both are very good lenses.Recently put together a Minolta CLE kit with M Rokkors: 28/2.8, 40/2 and 90/4.
Minolta CLE + M Rokkor 90/4 + Tmax
This is a test shot made with the 90/4 to see if it is a keeper from KEH, happily no complaints.
Just received the 40, and a very clean 28 was bundled with the body. I had a M7 many years ago, but there were a few things I did not warm up to. I prefer rangefinder cameras over SLRs, and wanted another 135 film rangefinder. After a bit of research I learned about the CLE and it checked a lot of boxes for what I was looking for. It is very lightweight with a bright viewfinder. I find it not difficult to focus with the lenses I have. TTL metering is spot on. Just waiting to develop the test shots from the 40 to see if the kit is complete.
A lot of the photos I post are a direct link from my blog which has a haiku attached with the photo, thus the reason for mats and titles.
I will enjoy looking through your photos in this thread!
PS: Yes the photo is cropped square and toned with blue.