Ilford Ortho 80 35mm

Black and white orthochromatic film, cost £12.50 per roll from Analog Wonderland. Loaded 13th July 2020, final frames wasted as I put the camera in for CLA. Used without a filter, which was a stupid mistake. I eventually got the film developed at AG photographic as things got busy and I just couldn’t find time to develop this (and other) films myself.

All of the frames in this roll were affected by light leaks but also showed up really bright skies at Clachtoll. This is maybe not surprising, given that the film is orthochromatic and insensitive to red: I probably went with the meter reading in the camera which isn’t, and so over exposed the sky. I should have used a filter. I think I also shot too wide and ended up with poor depth of the field for some of the compositions. The Salmon cottage image here took some work with curves in Capture One to get reasonable results.

Salmon Cottage

Perhaps the best images on this film were the ones I ran off of the car in the street: they were much contrastier but showed focus problems beyond about 5 metres. One I didn’t touch in post-processing is in the header.

Buachaille Etive Mór

I might try this film again but in better light, and with a yellow filter for the sky.

Brand Type ISO Format Exposures Camera Lens
Ilford Ortho 80 35mm 36 Nikon FM Nikon AI-s 28mm f/2.8
Frame Image Aperture Shutter Comment
1. Clachtoll beach f/22 1/125s 13th July
2. Clachtoll beach f/16 1/125s  
3 - 5. Waves f/8 1/1000s Clachtoll
6. Wrench rock f/11 1/250s Clachtoll
7., 8. Salmon bothy f/11 1/250s Clachtoll
9. Ardvreck castle f/11 1/1250s 14th July
10. Sheds at Ballachulish f/5.6 1/60s hand held
11. Glencoe f/11 1/30s h.h.
12. Etive Mór f/16 1/30s  
13. Etive Mór f/11 1/60s  
14. Buachaille Etive Mór f/22 1/8s portrait
15. Cottage at Glen Etive f/5.6 1/125s  
16. Cottage at Glen Etive f/8 1/60s portrait
17. Belhaven sands towards Bass Rock f/16 1/125s 18th July
18. Bass Rock posts f/16 1/125s  
19. Beach posts f/22 1/60s  
20. Beach posts f/16 1/125s  
21., 22. Beach posts f/22 1/8s 0.6ND filter
23. Beach posts f/22 1/60s 0.6ND filter
24. Kids playing f/5.6 1/500s  
25. Kids playing f/8 1/1000s