Friday, March 01, 2013

Verichrome Pan

A row of fire trucks across the street from the BIA headquarters seemed like good excuse to use up my forty-year-old roll of 828 Verichrome Pan roll film in the Kodak Flash Bantam.

I shot at the rated speed of 125 ASA and processed normally in HC-110B.  The negatives were pretty thin, and I probably could have opened up a couple f-stops.  It is nice to be able to take advantage of the full frame area offered by the 828 format, but the little seventeen-inch strip of film only yields eight frames. In the next round I'll try some fresh TMAX 100.


Jim Grey said...

What an interesting sky you got in the first shot! I guess it *is* true: Verichrome Pan never dies. I bought a roll of 620 VP expired in about 1980 that I want to put through maybe my Duaflex II or my Brownie Hawkeye.

Mike said...

I think I've pretty much satisfied my curiosity about expired film with this experience. It's interesting, but not quite enough to justify the expense for me. I'll look forward to seeing what you do with the stuff.

Julio F said...

This is the real vintage look. The fire truck with the sky is a great picture.