I used to be deep into astrophotography, back at the end of the film era. Like many, time passes and I drift on to other things. In this case, it was a move out of the high desert and the loss of astrophotography equipment 9 years ago that sort of did it in for me. In the meantime, I kept with photography ... which drifted into early photographic processes. A few years ago I began making photographic dry plates -- the silver gelatin photographic process that preceded film. I make my own emulsion and coat the glass. The plates replicate the look of the 1880s / 1890s.
Recently I combined an old passion with a new -- a dry plate photograph of the moon. I cut and coated a dry plate that would fit into a 35mm camera - a Canon 7nE - and shot this at prime focus of my Vixen VC200L-DG. The exposure was 1/25th of a second.
I thought you might enjoy the result, although this isn't technically film.
A scan of the result. Shot in October from my backyard here in Brookline, NH. This is the same result that astrophotographers of the 1890s would have created.
Makes you wonder how many decades it has been since the last time someone took a picture of the moon on a glass plate negative.
Edited by Uwe Pilz, 31 December 2019 - 11:30 AM.