Topic: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

Some pics from this little beauty! All taken around sunny Hereford. Pan F+ at ISO50, dev in R09, 1:25, 6 minutes.

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Werra2-PanF-022 by SteveFE, on Flickr

Our local town dairy herd (not Herefords!)

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Werra2-PanF-004 by SteveFE, on Flickr

Tessar bokeh!

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Werra2-PanF-027 by SteveFE, on Flickr

A real Mini!

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Werra2-PanF-010 by SteveFE, on Flickr

Willy's Jeep:

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Werra2-PanF-003 by SteveFE, on Flickr

Selfie!

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Werra2-PanF-013 by SteveFE, on Flickr

Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24

Re: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

Excellent series Steve  : all your pics are crisp  and sharp , no flare , a true advertisement for the Tessar and the Werra !
I like also the out of focus blur of the third picture . Rapidly , You 'll be  addict to the Werras... as I am .

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

Thanks Peter! As an interesting aside, I'd actually been stupid enough to open the back before rewinding the film; the reason being I'd finished the film while out yet didn't want to rewind it immediately as I'd forgotten which of the letters on the dial on the base is the position for Rewind, so wanted to check at home first. And of course I forgot that, and just went ahead and opened it! Fortunately it was wound on very snugly so only the outermost turn or two of the film got fogged and the rest was just fine, after I'd rewound it into the cassette for proper removal and developing. My exposures were also a bit variable (just sunny-16 guesswork) and I'm not at all convinced I had the dev concentration correct; the strip of negs looked rather thin, yet they all scanned very nicely indeed, with enough detail in the shadows and highlights and loads of midtone contrast. Other than a small amount of work on black levels with a few to bring out more shadow detail, they needed no Photoshop cheatiing; I didn't even have to sharpen anything!

Black and white is very forgiving of idiots! Especially Ilford films, even though Pan F+ is reputed to be more demanding of correct exposure than FP4 or HP5.

Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24

Re: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

Nice B&W's!
And good to see a Werra in use, I like them.

Re: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

I did this also ( open the camera before rewinding the film ) with several cameras... and never lost more than 3 frames .
"R" is for Rewinding and "C" for Open , I don't  know the German words .

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

Agree with above, excellent BWs but the photographer helps these, too.

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Thanks funrazor! I'm honestly no great shakes when it comes to composition, I think I really struggle to make an interesting photo in artistic terms and am my own greatest critic. If I can even get a horizon level I'm fairly happy :-)

Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24

Re: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

They are all strong comps to me, Steve. BTW, really like the tight grain and tones with this film/dev combo, never tried Pan F...

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Re: CZJ Werra 2, Pan F+

Pan F or Retro 80S at 50, they're both wonderful contrasty as you like films.

Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24