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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
FP-3000 negative reclamation
Just for fun today I used my Polaroid 195 to document the state of the lab oven - covered in powder coating material, and a mess, really. This image is taken from a reclaimed FP-3000b negative. I didn't think it could be done, but it can. The opaque base material is actually a rather good translucent diffuser, and using the now well-known blask mask removal technique, this through transmission scan of the grainy but very fast 3000 speed negative could be made. Interesting enough, considering the minimal effort. The good news is that the new rangefinder I put on the F3.8 195 appears to be accurate - I focused on the knobs. Wide open at 1/60th in the dim back lab near the loading dock.