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06-03-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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First Roll of 6x4.5...post your 6x4.5 and 6x7 shots

This is from roll #1. Largely a test roll shot in less than ideal light. Everything looks fine, and this was one of the few shots that had both good lighting and an interesting subject on Provia 100F.

Overall, exposure was spot on and the camera works beautifully. Have some informal (taken for fun, not profit) wedding shots I haven't yet posted. I did ruin a roll of Delta 3200 out of my own ineptitude, although despite the light damage, there are a few frames i will scan off and salvage.




Ilford 3200, absolutely amazing film. Works well indoors and outdoors, and shot at 1600 and 3200 for the few rolls I have processed. Love the grain and contrast. This is from the final roll I have shot to date (oddly both are the last frames on the respective rolls).



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Looks good. What scanner are you using and what resolution do you get from it? Thinking of getting an N myself and trying to envision the entire process. Thanks.
06-04-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by iCrop Quote
Looks good. What scanner are you using and what resolution do you get from it? Thinking of getting an N myself and trying to envision the entire process. Thanks.

These were actually outsourced for scanning. I usually scan my own 35mm but i don't technically have a MF scanner yet. I used a Minolta ScanDual for my 35mm and am very happy with it both res wise and D-Max.

My HP G4050 (i think that is the model) was a great piece of hardware, but even silverfast didn't full support it, and they let me down as far as updates which they claimed would make full use of the hardware. true 6 color scanning, ICE (or HP version of it), etc. Comes with holders for everything up to large format (4x5 maybe or even 8x10). I'll give it a go, but since the family/wedding shots were going out at the same time I figured why not just get it scanned. The scans looked good but did lack a little shadow detail (IMO), I also had a roll of 35mm scanned and I am certain my scanner would do a better job.

So I am planning on either getting a Nikon 8000 or 9000 for 120, or perhaps an epson V750-Pro with the wet mount. The nikon with wet mount adapter used for a good price is at least $1300, maybe $1000 sans the wet mount. And often closer to $2000 total even used. The Epson is about $700 including the wet mount. I've looked at head to head results and the Nikon is definitely a better scanner, but not leaps and bounds considering brand new it is 3x the price. Anything I really like I always have a high res drum scan done on anyway, so I'm thinking save the cash for that.
06-05-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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OK, I'll play...all shot with 67II on Velvia 50 slide film, no cropping, no post-scan processing.

Wind-Whipped Trees, M*300EDIF, Montana
Firestormed Hillside, a rare hand-held shot, 100 Macro, Montana
Windy Alder Trunks, 100 Macro? or 300?, Washington
Sea of Green, Similar to image in original post, 45 ultra-wide, Oregon
Lichen and Spine, 100 Macro, Northwest Territories

Sure a fun camera!

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06-05-2009, 01:10 PM   #5
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Hey all-

First post here. Looks like a nice place for a pentax nerd. Here are some shots from the 67II/105mm over the past year.





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105 has got to be one of the best portrait lenses ever! Sure like your work...
06-05-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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Thanks! It is indeed a great piece of glass.

Edit- Just checked out your gallery. Love the soft focus stuff in particular. That's a hard thing to pull off well. Very cool.

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06-05-2009, 10:06 PM   #8
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Here are couple shots from the 645 w/ 45mm of my first roll:





Great photos Jake, I just pick up couple of old 6X7 and have an 105mm coming so looking forward to shooting it.

edit: I have a question, do you guys knows what wrong with the first photo-there is vertical color shifting/banding, particularly on the blue sky area?

06-05-2009, 10:13 PM   #9
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Here are couple shots from the 645 w/ 45mm of my first roll:


Great photos Jake, I just pick up couple of old 6X7 and have an 105mm coming so looking forward to shooting it.

edit: I have a question, do you guys knows what wrong with the first photo-there is vertical color shifting/banding, particularly on the blue sky area?
Thank you. It's probably the scan, right?
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Thank you. It's probably the scan, right?
Yes, I scan it w/ an Epson V500.
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I mean the banding is probably due to a bad scan.
06-06-2009, 05:08 AM   #12
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Jake, great portraits.

Ron, the green leafy one with the flowers reminds me of the shot I posted above. What did you scan them with though? Look a little soft.

I scanned some off the roll I damaged and the HP G4050 actually does a reasonably nice job on black and white 645. I was very happy with the scan.

Looks like the G4050 should hold up long enough for me to put some cash together for an Epson 750Pro or a Nikon 9000.
06-07-2009, 08:46 PM   #13
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One more from the first roll.


Provia 100F

And one that I scanned myself with the HP G4050. I have not been thrilled with it for 35mm color negatives (largely why I got it, but also bear in mind these are close 10 year old negatives, so there is already loss of quality and color shift) but for the 120 black and white it seems to be pretty adequate.



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Scanned on an old Epson flatbed scanner. No sharpening applied after the scan...I don't do digital prints, only direct chrome to chrome Ilfochromes, so scanning only has to be good enough for magazines which it appears to be as mags have printed my ugly scans up to full page without problems. Basically for me, digitizing is barely an afterthought and only something I do to sell to magazines, otherwise I probably wouldn't bother scanning at all. By the way, those are scans done before I got an adjustable scanning platform--for critical focus--with anti-newton ring glass for better flatness and thus better focus. Note that the two windy tree shots are designed to be primarily motion softened. The other images appear sharp to me and to the photo editors who have purchased them...
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Hi! This is my first post and also my first velvia on my recently acquired P67.....

I´m almost shooting film only, i now consider my D80 as a point´n´shoot....



feel free to take a look at my flickr: Flickr: Mr. E is the new Velvia Zombie....'s Photostream


Hope you like it.....i´m having lots of fun with this "little" camera.....
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