hi matic af2


For my day-light street photography I use a Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, loaded with Kodak Tri-X 400. So far it seems like black and white depends entirely on light and location. When I was in the Dominican, if I had shot in black and white I would have lost something significant without the color. But New York, with black top covering half the city and harsh shadows everywhere, is perfect for black and white.


• Alps •

Yesterday I had some time on my hands, so I decided to develop my nephews film, that he has shot during his winter break in Alps. After giving it some thought I went with Adox Adonal developer, the film was Ilford Pan 400, tank 260ml, mixture 1+100, developing time +/- 120min, agitation only for the first minute. Today I have cut the film and began to scan it and I was stoked when I saw the results. The combination of the spot where the photos were taken, great lighting conditions, camera, film, chemical bath and scanning process and of course the photographer, it all made for a wonderful effect. Price of the used setting about 20euros? Incredible! Bravo Minolta for a great camera (Hi-Matic AF2) and film scanner (Dimage)! Bravo Ilford for a great film (Pan 400) ! Bravo Adox for Adonal! Bravo God for Alps ;) And let’s shine some light on me for developing :D

Amazing chain of events :))

These images were created by: photo HajeQ, Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, Ilford PAN400, Adox Adonal 1+100 / 120’ / 21-19 °C / no agitation, scan Minolta  Dimag Dual Scan II AF-2820U