11 Frames of Washi X with My Leica Ic and Voigtlander 21mm lens

A post about Film Washi X


sonny rosenberg

1/1/20230 min read

Wow! Washi X is some crazy stuff! I mean if you compare it to Lomochrome Turquoise or Purple it's not all that wild, X is a bit more subtle than those, but I find its color balance and saturation really striking. I was actually a little shocked when the first scans of it came back.

I doubt that you'll find it shocking, but hopefully at least interesting. I don't know if Film Washi makes X in 120 format, but if they do, I'm on it! I would love to see what it looks like shot with either my Noon 6x12 of RSS 6x6 pinhole cameras.

These (as usual) are just a few of my normal mundane shots taken while walking around Reno. Also as usual, they were developed and scanned by The Darkroom in San Clemente.

You may wonder why a few of these images are cropped square? I had this dumb idea of trying a diffusion filter with my 21mm Voigtlander (Cosina) lens and my Leica Ic. Since the Ic doesn't have any focusing capabilities, I just zone focus but I usually leave the lens at quite a stopped down aperture like f/8 or so to make that zone focusing a little more accurate, unfortunately small apertures don't really work well with diffusion filters, so the filter (a 37mm filter in a 39mm step up ring) didn't do much other than vignette my images. Hence the cropping. Can anyone use a free 37mm diffusion filter?