Went out in the forest with my assistant (see portrait on the left) to capture some of the autumn colors and leaves. I took the Pentax 6x7, a few rolls of film and my Nikon D600 as a light meter (a bit bulky for the job but I do not have any proper light meter). We walked in the forest for a couple of hours and only shot one roll of film. Light and colors were quite nice but the sun went down quite quickly and my assistant had enough so we went back home.
The film I loaded was a roll of expired Fujicolor PRO 400H. I found this roll laying around, it is expired since 2009, about 6 years ago. I am not familiar which this film so I really did not know what to expect from it. Because it was expired, I overexposed it by 1 stop, shooting it at EI 200 instead of the ISO 400 rating. I developed it normally with a Tetenal C-41 kit at 30°C for 8'30". The negative was scanned with the Epson V600 scanner and lightly edited using Darkroom (mainly levels adjustments).
Bellow are the 9 pictures we got from this roll. The 10th picture of the roll is the portrait on my assistant above :-) Overall I am quite happy with how the pictures turned out despite the fact that the film was expired and that I shot all picture handheld.
Bellow is a shot of the developed negative next to another Fuji 35mm negative which was not expired. I have no idea how the film base of non expired Fuji PRO 400H is supposed to look like but as with other expired films, it seem a bit dark, as if the film was slightly fogged. When I hang the film to dry, I was a bit worried that the image quality would be very poor but once scanned I was quite surprised by both the color tones and the resolution.
The Pentax 6x7 is a fun camera to use, I will for sure take it out more often. For this roll I only took the 90mm f2.8 lens (which is a normal lens on 6x7) but I also have a 45mm wide angle and a 200mm telephoto which I would like to play with.