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The SV says Hello
Posted By: Mike Cash, 01-13-2008, 01:11 AM

I got back the first roll of film shot through the Pentax SV I got a few days ago. Here are a couple of images from it:



S-M-C Takumar 135/3.5



S-M-C Takumar 28/3.5 with fill flash from AF200T

Film for both was DNP Centuria 200 color negative
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01-13-2008, 02:07 AM   #2
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The first shot really has a stark contrast, making me nostalgic of the film look. That looks like a Ryukan to me. Near Hot spring resort of some kind?

I thought Centuria already stopped productions already ... That was old film or the films only available in Japan? The shot shows all kinds of grey and very descriptive of the scenery you protray. However, I might like a little bump up on the contrast (hope you don't mind my suggestion )
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The upper shot is a Buddhist temple in Yokohama. Centuria started up making film again. It's very affordable. It may have limited distribution outside Japan. Unfortunately, I don't own a very good scanner. Mine is a flatbed and only goes up to 1600dpi optically. There's also the common problem of color balance when working from color negative film. So I just decided to go for a GIMPed conversion to black and white. I'm quite happy to hear suggestions.
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Look like the the camera is a keeper ! Congrats !

I like the first shot . One of these day I might have to visit Japan

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Nice shots Mike - looks like you got a good SV! The first one is super contrasty. I am not sure if that was by accident or design - but it makes for an interesting picture. Are you saying it is a colour shot converted to B&W?
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Yep, both are conversions. This is the color version of the temple shot:

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