Thursday, 12 December 2019

127 Day December 2019

Baby Box Tengor with Ilford HP5 Plus
For last weekend's 127 Day I chose to shoot with the Baby Box Tengor, a choice partly influenced I think by also taking photographs for the current #shittycamerachallenge. The Baby Box Tengor is capable of reasonable results, but it is just a simple small box camera with no adjustable aperture, focus or shutter, other than the choice between instant or time exposures. I used just two offcut ends of Ilford HP5 Plus: when cutting down a roll of medium format to 127 size, after rolling the right length for the format, there's always some film left over, around five 4x3cm frames, although it's hard to be exact when cutting the film in a dark bag (this operation would be easier if the film was unrolled on a worktop in the dark and some form of jig made to get the correct length). There were a few light leaks, but also one roll could have been better developed, more attention paid to agitation, with air getting trapped between the film and plastic spool; I wound up with ten shots in total, a couple of instances where I'd taken two shots of the same subject from similar positions, and two where the frame partly overlapped the end of the film - one of which was too slight to be worth scanning.

Baby Box Tengor with Ilford HP5 Plus
Baby Box Tengor with Ilford HP5 Plus
Baby Box Tengor with Ilford HP5 Plus
Baby Box Tengor with Ilford HP5 Plus
Baby Box Tengor with Ilford HP5 Plus
Baby Box Tengor with Ilford HP5 Plus

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