Zeiss G45mm lens
Kodak TriX 400@6400
First 10 seconds of agitation, and 10 seconds more half time.
The very few times I’ve pushed a 400 ISO film up to 6400 was out of sheer necessity. What I mean is, it was never out of some aesthetic choice. Usually I only go as far as 3200.
Being out of necessity also means that on top of pushing it so high I also had to take pictures at 1/30s with an aperture of f2.0/f4.0… and that’s pretty much my absolute limite in every way for hand held photography.
The first time I did it was on a concert. Almost zero stage light and the only way I could capture something was, again, pushing a TriX up to 6400 and to work with the Mamiya 645 AFD at 1/60, 1/250s at f2.8.
I’ve ruined two rolls while trying to figure out the dev. time for that combination and I ended up with ID-11, 1+1 for 25 minutes.
These set of pictures were taken last Summer while visiting some caves in Portugal. Using that same ID-11 recipe the results were consistent with the ones I got from the Mamiya experience in 120mm film.
This recipe is a keeper and I plan on using 6400 ISO on less extreme situations as I’m very confident that the results will come out more presentable.