A little while ago I loaded a roll of Kodak P3200 into my Leica M4-P and proceeded to shoot a few frames one evening down the pub. I then forgot I’d loaded P3200 and thought I’d loaded a roll of Ilford HP5+. Now, at this stage I should probably tell you that I treat HP5+ like crap. I often shoot it lackadaisically between EI400 and 1600 and then have it pushed a couple of stops by a lab. I like the flexibility this approach gives me, and find the resultant negatives perfectly usable within my workflow. This lackadaisical approach was how was how I accidentally shot a large chunk of the rest of the roll of P3200. It could have been a disaster, but as it turns out P3200 is also forgiving enough to deal with my slapdash approach to exposure… so, I thought I’d pen a little post showing how well the results came out via a little tour of my 35mm workflow.
I’ve had my Noritsu LS-1100 for nearly a year, yet after all this time I’m only just beginning to scan with it. To say it’s been a bit of a rocky road would be an understatement! But, now I have it working, and I’m just beginning to get an idea of the potential this thing has… well, it’s safe to say, I think it’s been worth it!
At the end of the week before last I shared my first few black & white scans from my newly functioning Noritsu LS-1100. The next step was to share some thoughts about the process of getting the damned scanned up and running… Unfortunately I then went on to have a bit of a manic week. Actually, ‘bit’ and ‘manic’ aren’t really the words, it was totally chaotic!
Sometime late spring last year I bought myself a Noritsu LS-1100 scanner. For one reason and another, and another, and a few more, I’ve had a bit of a mare getting it working, but work it now does, and I am at last now getting my first scans out of it.
I’m in the process of writing a post about all the fuss I’ve been through to get it to work, but since it’s been quite a while, I’ve found I’ve had quite a fair bit to say for myself. As such – especially considering how happy I am with the scans I’ve had so far – I thought I’d share some of them in the interim.