I haven't been 100% satisfied, because I think, it has been developed and scanned too "hard". I didn't do it by myself and I think, they don't have any experiences with this film in Japan as it is not available here. Real prints on soft photopaper would look much better, I guess.
Ortho film is what got me hooked on photography about 1945.
In the damp, gloomy depths of a makeshift YMHA basement darkroom, seeing an image emerge as I see sawed a roll of film back and forth, back and forth in a tray illuminated by a ruby light I was captured by the photo bug.
By the way, our stop bath was vinegar.
Last Edit: May 11, 2012 15:14:48 GMT -5 by mickeyobe
Thanks everybody for the interesting feedback. I actually hope for the chance to take some nice shots with this film in the "right scenery" some day.
Sometimes, I have the chance to get on historical film sets. It's mostly forbidden to take pictures there, but sometimes it is okay beside the actual set while having a break or so. I can imagine, that those pictures would look cool and much better than the digital ones, run through some vintage effects apps.
If you promise not not to laugh, here is one snapshot from a shooting of a TV drama taking part during the russian-japanese war. I just took it with my "Harinezumi" ( a tiny digital toy camera, designed for providing some crappy vintage look ) ... and the guy on the right side is me ;D ... but I think, even my mother wouldn't recognize me in this outfit ... hahaha ...
A real orthochromatic film would have hit the mood even better, I think ... or I might use it with my "lomokino" ( a simple 35 mm motion picture camera ). I need to try that next time
As a side note ... that shooting has been really tough. 40 C in the shadow in those heavy winter costums for three days out in the wilderness ... but we had a lot of fun too.