While I have the ‘film’ photography bug, I have started scanning in a couple more of my exposed and developed films. I have also developed the remaining exposed films that I had stowed away, hopefully to arrest any ageing to the film that is taking place in the dark box.
This film was exposed maybe as far back as 4 years ago (2012), maybe that accounts for some of the colours, maybe that is my scanning, or just my ability as a photographer. The film was used in a Mamiya 645 medium format camera, which was my first experience with medium format. As the time time I was still getting used to the waist level viewfinder and the manual focus. This camera produces negatives of 6 cm by 4.5 cm. This gives 16 images from a roll of 120 film, and of course, the aspect ratio is more like traditional 35mm, just considerably larger. I have long since sold the Mamiya but my medium format journey does continue with my Yashica Mat 124G.
Scanning films is a time consuming process, and one that I can become disinterested in very quickly. I have used Peak Imaging to develop film, and have used their ‘process and scan to CD’ option too, but the price for the larger scans I believe is prohibitive, especially for me. In the meantime, the images below have been scanned on the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo.