Ken Rockwell often has interesting (if controversial articles). But feeling the Bokeh is not controversial. I'd actually never thought about this, but how does your lens render the out of focus areas of an image?
After some examination my preliminary appraisal is the My Rollei has the best Bokeh:
Out of focus areas are soft focus and not harsh or contrasty.
I really should use this camera more, so I've decided to make it my dedicated Caffenol camera.
If you have ever heard that B&W film can be devveloped in Coffee, well, yes it can! And I've tried it, although not with the best results. But try again I will..............
I started with some Rollei Retro 400. Don't remember why I had it, so why not try a film I don't care about first. Load it in the Holga so I won't be 'wasting' a roll of 35mm 36 exp. Shoot in a day and try developing. Follow this link for a History of Caffenol, also a great resource. He has really worked on the the details of the technique.
One of my neighbor's gardens
As you may notice a major problem with Caffenol can be fogging. Regardless of using KBr, the best results are obtained be using a fog resistant film such as TMAX. I'll try that next.
A local tree up close.....
Another problem you can see is uneven development.
But I think Caffenol definitely fits into my world of experimental photography and alternative processes. Although my love affair with high speed films may or may not be compatible with Caffenol.