I have an Irrational fear of... developing slide film.
Unfortunately with the slide kit I made two huge mistakes.
The first time I self-developed Kodak Ektachrome 100 I used the Cinestill slide developer kit. I used the dynamic chrome version. I was really excited. I’ve had huge success with their regular C-41 kit. I use it exclusively actually, I highly recommend it.
My thermostat was off by probably 5 degrees. I didn’t realize this til months later. Almost all my exposures looked underdeveloped or underexposed. I’m not sure which, it was a huge bummer. I developed two rolls and they all looked bad.
Since I didn’t realize it was the thermostat I didn’t know what I did wrong so I didn’t want to try again. I hit pause on slide film and shot the next best thing, Kodak Ektar 100.
Well recently I got myself a new Cinestill slide kit and I’m hoping to give it another go. Stay tuned.
I was at Seaworld and had my Voigtlander 40mm manual focus lens on my Nikon F80. I keep my lens focused to infinity; Zone Focus, BABY! I happen to glance up and I saw a dolphin in the air. I quickly raised my camera. As I was raising my camera I focused closer, maybe to 10 feet and took the shot. It was quick and I wasn't even really sure what I got. It was all muscle memory. I asked myself; was the dolphin still in the air?
It's not super sharp but I got the shot! Another example that Zone Focusing works.
Dolphin jumping in the air at Seaworld Orlando. FujiFilm Superia X-tra 400 Film. Nikon F80 with Voigtlander 40mm manual focus lens