Olympus XA Roll 3

July 2021

This is my first time using Tmax 400 developed in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 minutes with inversions at start and the 30 minute mark. It is also the first time “scanning” the images by shooting the negatives with my Canon 7D. The combination of my 24-70 lens set at about 58 mm with a 20 mm extension tube fills the viewfinder of my 7D. I’m using the EFH to hold the negatives.

I’ve gone through the “scanning” process 3 times. First I tried using a 50mm prime. Then I switched lenses, but used manual focus on camera looking though a LCD magnifies. The third time which gave me the best results was using the Canon EOS utility to control the camera from my computer. It was also the fastest.

I’n not enamored with the results. The images have too much grain for my taste. Maybe next time I’ll try a 200 ISO. The editing isn’t the best, either. I’ll probably re-edit these a few more times to learn how to get the most out of the negatives.

None of these images are good. A few are what-was-I-thinking bad. Most are fuzzy/blurry in the corners, especially on the left (landscape orientation). Camera, or am I getting the edge of a finger into the frame?

BC, shot though office window

BC, shot though office window

BC, shot though office window
Bell by front door

Bell by front door

Bell by front door
Cactus in back yard

Cactus in back yard

Cactus in back yard
Bad picture of maple tree

Bad picture of maple tree

Bad picture of maple tree
bad picture of Rhododendron

bad picture of Rhododendron

bad picture of Rhododendron
Front yard near entry way

Front yard near entry way

Front yard near entry way
Mailbox with number plate.f/8 1/500s

Mailbox with number plate.f/8 1/500s

Mailbox with number plate.f/8 1/500s
Prusa Mk3S printing a box.f/2.8 1/60s

Prusa Mk3S printing a box.f/2.8 1/60s

Prusa Mk3S printing a box.f/2.8 1/60s
Highlands house.f/5.6 1/500s

Highlands house.f/5.6 1/500s

Highlands house.f/5.6 1/500s
Wind chimes near guest room.f/4

Wind chimes near guest room.f/4

Wind chimes near guest room.f/4
Cactus flower.f/5.6

Cactus flower.f/5.6

Cactus flower.f/5.6
Trees and Mitsuko during walk

Trees and Mitsuko during walk

Trees and Mitsuko during walk
After breakfast at the Bell Tower

After breakfast at the Bell Tower

After breakfast at the Bell Tower
After breakfast at the Bell Tower

After breakfast at the Bell Tower

After breakfast at the Bell Tower
Fred and Irma arrive at Elio's

Fred and Irma arrive at Elio’s

Fred and Irma arrive at Elio’s
Before breakfast at Elio's

Before breakfast at Elio’s

Before breakfast at Elio’s
Coffee cup and iPad on desk.f/2.8 1/30s

Coffee cup and iPad on desk.f/2.8 1/30s

Coffee cup and iPad on desk.f/2.8 1/30s
Bell in front of house.f/4 1/125s

Bell in front of house.f/4 1/125s

Bell in front of house.f/4 1/125s
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade

Kamado Joe Firebox Upgrade
Head carving in living room.f/2.8 1/125s

Head carving in living room.f/2.8 1/125s

Head carving in living room.f/2.8 1/125s