How’s it goin’? 60/40. Pretty much sums it up. Let’s start with the failures so we end on a positive note.
I saw two awesome shows in Chicago last year. Earthless, a power jam band, and Radio Moscow a blues driven power rock band. I took my Konica BigMini Zoom to both loaded with some Ilford Delta 3200. Shot a bit over 2 rolls one of which is still in the camera. Now I knew this was a long shot. Shows are super difficult lighting wise and I was trusting a P&S camera to figure it out. The Earthless show in particular was very dark on the musicians. To compensate I did some research on getting the most out of Ilford 3200 and got a bottle of Ilfotec DD-X and over developed by half a stop. The result still was unfortunately thin negatives. So thin that the density variations in these cell phone light box pics is the flourescent light flicker.
On the plus side the Kentmere 100 that I developed in R09 in Chicago and Saginaw turned out mostly great. The Saginaw roll sat for a while. I think some of those pics are from early 2104-ish. I’ll be interest in printing some of those and seeing how the Rodinol looks with a slower speed film. These were shot either on a Canon EOS 620 or Elan 7.
For the time being I think I’ll use the R09 on 200 iso and slower films and the DD-X for anything faster. I still like the look of Xtol but for the lower volume for long periods of time it’s not very practical.