|New55 FILM scan of negative|
C 2015 Robert J Crowley
Today I decided to have some fun and shoot a box of New55 PN http://shop.new55.net/ that I bought online.It is not unusual for a company to test its fulfillment system by buying some of its own product. I even paid full price.
Using the trusty Speed Graphic I shot this of some "sawbones" which are anatomical models made of foam that look realistic, along with Charles Fendrock's glasses and a cheap Halloween wig from Rite-Aid.
We like to say "A superb negative and a positive print too" and I do consider this negative superb. It's sharp, and good, and scanned in easily.
I see some results online that are not as good: Fogged, mottled, solarized - generally "Foggled". Not this one. Why? Because I followed the instructions which are:
1. Process for the time on the box
2. Immediately at peeling immerse the negative in fixer
3. Use only Ilford Rapid fixer 50/50 with water.
Peel the positive with the negative on the tongue face down and put the peeled negative and the tongue right into the fixer. That's right, just drop the whole tongue with negative face down.
This works like a charm and makes it easier (in my humble opinion) to remove the goo and any tape. Toss out any paper now wet with fixer. After a couple of minutes of fixing, wash the negative in clear water for five minutes and dry.
Don't use "some other fixer" or sodium sulfite, or water and don't let the negative dry. Don't peel it and wave it around because just like old T55, it will solarize in sufficient light.
That's all there is to it. It's easy! Click on the image to see it up close.