Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
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
Views: 1,036
01-13-2008, 02:07 AM   #2
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,787
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 )
01-13-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Mike Cash's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Japan
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,951
Original Poster
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.
01-13-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
Veteran Member
dantuyhoa's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,245
Look like the the camera is a keeper ! Congrats !

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

01-13-2008, 04:19 PM   #5
Inactive Account

Join Date: Mar 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,675
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?
01-13-2008, 05:27 PM   #6
Veteran Member
Mike Cash's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Japan
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,951
Original Poster
Yep, both are conversions. This is the color version of the temple shot:


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, film, photo, s-m-c, sv, takumar
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:21 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]