Kentmere Caffenola

Here are some recent BW scans from several rolls of Kentmere film I shot in the past 2 weeks, using a Minolta SRT 101 and a Nikon EL. For those who care about lenses, I used a Rokkor 50/1.7, a Nikon 55/3.5 micro (reported to be the sharpest of all Nikon lenses @ $5), and a no name 28mm Japanese lens good enough that I can’t see any difference between that and the others.

Red Ferrari

The purpose of shooting film and developing it at home is to become frustrated, screw it up, and carry on until you finally get something decent, which describes how it seems to go every time. But the results can be fun, and interesting.

old apartment door

If you just want a good picture, find a Canon A510 or something like that for $10 in a thrift shop.

ugly fish

But if you want some excitement, combined with a way to waste some time using old and simple do it yourself methods, then Caffenol developing is the thing.

old school
me – liberating Holland (Disney version)


Filed under Cameras, Photography, Street photography, Thrift shop finds, Uncategorized, Vintage cars

2 responses to “Kentmere Caffenola

  1. I got a modern Olympus DSL 4/3 half frame body work adapters to take all my old Exacta and Nikon manual lenses. For the last decade I have enjoyed my antique lens collection going back to 1928 using a modern digital body.

    I bought one modern manual lense for it, an 8mm fisheye. It’s the only lens I use on that camera now.

    I got a Huwei P30 cellphone who’s 3 lens system is designed by Leica. Finally things are convenient enough that I don’t have to carry a camera anymore. It’s just as well because my shoulders have been permanently damaged carrying lenses and tripods.

    My favourite manual camera is the MamiyaFlex twin lens camera. We are moving to a new house soon and I’m building a B&W darkroom. I have the enlarger.

    Soon I will be developing and printing again.

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