35mm BW Film - Kodak Positive Microfilm (1 Roll)
1 Roll / 35mm / BW / 20 exp / iso 0.8 / Process BW
Kodak Direct Duplicating Microfilm 2468 is an ultra-rare, limited film in the FPP on-line store. Ultra-rare because most microfilms have no sprocket holes...this film not only has sprocket holes but also produces a black and white positive slide when processed normal!!
Woodland Lake in Pequonnock, NJ shot on Kodak Direct Duplicating Microfilm 2468 at asa 0.8 - CanonFTb 35mm slr camera - Canon FD 20mm f/2.8 lens - Film processed in Kodak D76 > 6 minutes > 68°
How do I meter for asa 0.6? You must dial the asa manually into your camera or meter. If you camera can't be set to asa 0.6, you can meter at 25 ISO and open up 8 f-stops = approx 0.6 ISO
Notes from FPP's Michael Raso - "When shooting such (an incredible!) low asa, I shoot in daylight with my lens fully open and my shutter speed at about 1/15th. (Works best when your lens can open up to f1.4, f1.8 or f.2). Want to use a light meter? We highly recommend the Gossen Luna Pro F light meter. It dials down to a super low asa!"
above: Self portrait of our film friend Dan (Nano_Burger on Flickr) Dan loves shooting on odd films. He says: "Self-portrait with positive copy microfilm (Kodak 2468) provided by the Film Photography Project. Sorry for my lack of framing, but it was a technical test, not artistic. Taken with the venerable EOS 10s. I stopped down to f16 for an ultralong exposure (shot at 0.75 ISO to begin with) to test the reciprocity characteristics. As far as I can tell, no compensation is necessary for the film. I used the mirror lock up feature of the camera and triggered it with the ir remote control (you can see it in my right hand). With the remote, you can trigger an instant or 2 second delay. With the 2 second delay, you can have the mirror lock up to minimize vibration on the tripod. So any blurriness is movement on my part. The film is pretty fun. It comes out as a positive, so you scan it like a slide."
Microfilm Flickr Group!
John Michael Raso, fellow film shooter Dan (Nano_Burger - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nano_burger/ ) and other microfilm shooters in the Microfilm Flickr group - you can join this group (it's free) and drop your images in the pool as well as read and contribute to the forum threads! URL - https://www.flickr.com/groups/932369@N23/
How to Process? Standard developers will work fine. The images above were processed in Kodak D76 > 68 degrees > 6 minutes
Send the film out? We recommend TheDarkroom.com