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Another scanned negative of Downtown Montreal (Pentax P67 II + 55 mm f/4 on tripod)
Lens: P67 55mm f/4 late model Camera: Pentax 67 II Photo Location: Quebec, CANADA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 04-05-2022, 04:30 AM

I just found this night picture of Downtown Montreal taken from Mount Royal. It was a 30 sec exposure @ f/8 on Fujicolor 100 negative film. The late P67 55 mm f/4 was the best lens ever made for the 67 line of cameras.

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04-05-2022, 03:37 PM   #2
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Good capture of the city at night. Very similar to a shot you posted earlier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeNArk Quote
Very similar to a shot you posted earlier.
Same shooting session, different lens (55 mm WA instead of 200 mm Tele on the same Pentax 67 II).

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Very nicely done.

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Digital cameras take better night exposures than film cameras did. We never knew in advance what results we would get. Reciprocity failure, color cast, wind-induced shake, anything could go wrong.

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Such a crisp image. Very well composed. I like it very much.
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I really like the results with vivid colors and beautiful lighting!

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I had developed a strategy to take night scenes. Using 100 ISO negative film like Ektar or Fujicolor, I took 3 different exposures at 15 seconds, 30 seconds and 60 seconds @ f/8. I usually could pull a perfectly exposed picture among these. I set up my Pentax 67 II on a heavy Manfrotto 028 tripod, composed my picture and locked all adjustments. I kept the tripod as low as possible to avoid wind shake. I used a locking cable release to trigger the shutter on the B setting. I always carried a black 9" X 12" piece of plastified matte cardboard. I opened the shutter with the lens cap still in place and put the black cardboard in front of the lens. I waited a few seconds to make sure all vibrations had died down then removed the lens cap and slid the black cardboard down. I counted in my head 1 - 2 - 3 ...up to 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Then I put the piece of cardboard in front of the lens, thus ending the exposure. I put the lens cap back on and closed the shutter. This way I was certain to obtain perfectly still pictures.

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That is a very well thought out method for avoiding camera shake.
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I still use this shooting method for night pictures.

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