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Would you believe that I’m actually up to date with my scanning?! I was so disconcerted by the fact that I didn’t need to scan anything anymore that I developed another roll of 120 just so that I didn’t have to deal with the missing stack of negatives next to my scanners! And if you think that my (almost) empty scanning queue means I can put my feet up, forget it, none of that! I still have 17 rolls of film to develop (and scan, phew). And of course there is also all the editing and dust-spotting still to be done. I will try to get that done as well before we travel, so that I only have to deal with posting when we’re in Argentina. And when we come back I might just need a couple of months to catch up on everything I bring back! However, for now Paco has already revolutionised my workflow, since for the first time in months it seems I have a chance of catching up with myself!

All pictures taken with: Leica M6 + Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
Kentmere 400 @1600 stand-developed in Rodinal 1:100, 90min.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

For some reason I really like this one! It actually isn’t a Pakon scan by the way. The Pakon crops a little bit and with this one the framing was rather tight. Hardly ever happens that I need to rescan something for that reason, but it did happen with this. My verdict from the side by side comparison: The Epson scan was rather flat, but had slightly more even tonality, there was more highlight resolution, mainly because I still scanned this one on the Pakon with contrast on 100%, slightly more negative real estate, but the Epson is way less sharp and sloooow. For the odd scan where I need the full uncropped negative it might be worth it, but other than that I’m quite happy with what Paco is doing.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Counting?

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Maybe she wanted her cuddly toy back!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Ministry of silly hats!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

He looks so determined! Not sure what he was up to!

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

I love that hand on the left! It really makes this one work, I think.

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