Ensign Selfix 1620 sample pictures

I’ve developed some black & white pictures from my test run with a selfix 1620 folding camera today, and this post is to publish the resultant scans. As I said in my previous post, I used Illford ID-11 instead of caffinol for the development, and the negatives looked quite good when I first saw them as they came out of the tank. Well, I’m pleased to say that I’m still happy with them now I’ve scanned them and had a […]

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Developing medium format film

Last week I wrote a post about my Ensign Selfix 1620 folding camera and mentioned in that post how I’d loaded it with some FP4+ to take some sample pictures. Well, this week I developed the film, having finished taking the test pictures last weekend. Although it’s not the first film I’ve developed, it is the first time I’ve developed medium format film, so I thought I’d write this post to contrast the experience to 35mm. Obviously the first part […]

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Observations when shooting with a folding camera

I recently loaded a roll of FP4+ black & white film in my Selfix 1620 and took it for a spin around the town. Because it’s been a very long time since I took photographs with a camera of this type, I thought I’d record my impressions and observations when shooting with a folding camera. The first thing I realised quite early on is that you have to do everything manually in order to capture the picture. OK – that’s […]

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Ensign Selfix 16-20 medium format camera

This Ensign Selfix 16-20 camera is one which I managed to get quite cheaply because it was mis-advertised. The seller on eBay had listed it as ‘Epsilon Ensar Anastigmat Camera’ and there were just two pictures, but by looking carefully at the pictures I could see that the camera was a Selfix 16-20 which I knew would be worth more than the £8.71 I eventually paid for it. Ensign Selfix 16-20 Images My Ensign Selfix 16-20 Camera When I received […]

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