Back to film: TRIX-X 400 pushed at 1600 ISO

After quite some time, I shot a roll of film. Shooting digital has been very convenient for me lately, due to the lack of free time. I also didn’t have the chance of traveling much, so I didn’t really see any reason wasting film for boring subjects. A couple of weeks ago I loaded a TRIX-400 film on my Leica M7 for some night shots. I shot the entire roll at ISO 1600 and developed it accordingly (14 min at 20C with Ilford Ilfotec DD-X developer, which is great for pushing film speed).

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This is only shot I did during daylight. The pushed film has lots of contrast and a rough look, which I appreciate very much. This was taken with the Leica Elmar 50mm f/2.8 collapsible, a 60 years old lens which I really like.

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The same scenery shot at night. For the night shots I used the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 and 35mm f/1.4 SC lenses. I avoided the Nokton 50mm f/1.1 since I get better results with the (now discontinued) f/1.5 screw mount version.

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With those fast lenses it was easy to get handheld images (speeds varied between 1/8 and 1/30). There is evident grain, something to be expected from a pushed film and the V700 scan which shows more grain than I used to from the Coolscan 9000 (still not repaired). But I happen to like grain !

Enjoy the rest of the images.

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