This week I decided to try Adox Silvermax 100 film. It is supposed to have great dynamic range. I developed it in the dedicated Silvermax soup. I am pretty impressed by the film. It is very fine grained and holds detail all along the black and white spectrum. I shot these with my Nikon FE2 a camera that I love. It is hefty and true. The camera’s meter was relied upon. I shot the film at EI 100. I think it would stand being shot at 80 and maybe 50 just fine. I used a 50mm F 1.4 lens. The majority of the shots were taken on one of my favorite shooting places, Wickenden Street in Providence. There are lots of funky sidewalk displays, windows and people. I love the Coffee Exchange that is a Providence institution. The FE2 is good for taking candids indoors, I estimate focus using the depth of field scale, put the aperture on “automatic” and use the self-timer. It allows taking candids without looking like a voyeur. It’s hit and miss though. So the end take is I really like this film and have 5 more rolls to shoot and I’ll shoot another one soon. Next week’s post will be a collaborative one. My daughters asked to go on a film shoot with me, what a thrill. They are bringing a few friends who will join in. This gives weak justification to my perplexed wife for my evolving collection of film cameras and film stocks. I look forward to this on Monday very much. There is a picture with a hanging guitar. To the right of it is a painting of Kramer from Seinfeld that has a “for rent” sign on it. Kramer was a classic.