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The Rolleicord can be a bit challenging for shooting street. There is so much to keep in mind: Forwarding the film, the number of exposures left on the roll, cocking the shutter, setting the correct exposure for the current lighting conditions, remembering that by default the aperture changes automatically when the shutter speed is changed, but that aperture and shutter speed are uncoupled when setting the aperture. And then when you think you’re finally done you probably forgot to focus, which can of course be deadly with the shallow depth of field of medium format. Sounds all too complicated? Well, it’s definitely worth it though!

I wasn’t quite sure I got the exposure settings right on this one because I was a bit all over the place changing from bright into dark lighting conditions frequently. My solution for these sort of insecurities is to develop in Rodinal. I normally prefer to develop my 120 Tri-X in Ultrafin, but I have to say that Rodinal does pretty alright with Tri-X as well. The reason why I use Rodinal when my exposure settings might be off are simple: Rodinal stand development compensates. Both one stop over- and underexposure are generally alright if you stand-develop in Rodinal and that’s very useful when you don’t use a light meter.

All pictures taken with: Rolleicord V, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 75mm f/3.5.
Tri-X stand-developed in Rodinal 1:100, 60min.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Clearly my favourite.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Girls.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Boys.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Anticipation. I was too early, but I still like it.

Comments

  • Nice set of pics. Like the sq format

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Thanks Steve! I like the square format as well. With 35mm it tend to get a bit grainy to crop it square, but the Rolleicord produces amazingly big 6×6 negatives 🙂

  • Geri

    Great pictures!
    I like this kind of b/w…!

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Thanks Geri! Glad you like them.
      The b/w is definitely Tri-X at its best. This is why I shoot film!

  • George

    San Sebastian forever
    They have an air from the sixties.
    Really I’m thrilled with you

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Thanks George, the camera is from the 50s so that’s fitting 🙂 The Rolleicord does have a nice classic look to it, which I really enjoy.

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