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09-21-2012, 09:40 AM   #3571
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I saw these watering yesterday and thought I would take some pics. Its been awhile since I have seen any. Hope you enjoy and have a good day.

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Here some pictures of our recent holidays in the Swiss Mountains. We spent a whole week there and it was fantastic! All days we did some hours of hiking. But now after 5 days carrying my backpack with the 645D and my heavy tripod I need some massage on the neck...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ristretto Quote
Here some pictures of our recent holidays in the Swiss Mountains. We spent a whole week there and it was fantastic! All days we did some hours of hiking. But now after 5 days carrying my backpack with the 645D and my heavy tripod I need some massage on the neck...
Seeing the the last picture first, I instantly thought of the sound of music. Now it makes sense, very nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Seeing the the last picture first, I instantly thought of the sound of music. Now it makes sense, very nice.
Thank you! Which kind of music...?

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Thank you! Which kind of music...?
It's a famous musical, set in Germany/Austria and the Swiss Alps. I should have capitalized it.
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Fantastic photos from Ristretto.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tomart Quote
Fantastic photos from Ristretto.
Thank you. The last one is a little bit less impressive in this small image. On a big print or on the screen there are a lot of details to explore who disappears in this small file.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ristretto Quote
Thank you. The last one is a little bit less impressive in this small image. On a big print or on the screen there are a lot of details to explore who disappears in this small file.
Hey
I know there always is problem to present medium format photos on the screen. Great set !

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Films just arrived :-)

5 new films just arrived from the lab, but I manage to scan only few frames, so today I post my favorite one and I try more soon as I scan them.


Pentax 67, SMC 200mm f/4, Fuji Velvia 100 Pro, Epson V500


I`m a new user of the Pentax 67 and I really love this camera and amazing results. I have to some day invest a bit of money and scan my best photographs on the drum scanner to see the real quality.

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QuoteOriginally posted by paulusje Quote
Pentax 67 with 105mm 2.4 | 1/15s @ 2.4
Film: Efke25 (EI50), Semi Stand developed in R09 1:125 for 60 minutes

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Very nice. Photo too!
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My first MF adventure started today, with arrival of a 67 (with metered prism)!

Just need to get a lens, some film, and a battery now...
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My first MF adventure started today, with arrival of a 67 (with metered prism)!

Just need to get a lens, some film, and a battery now...

Hey

Good Luck with it. I`m a new user in 67 system and since I get my one I shoot some 30 films already. It`s just amazing experience taking photos with that beast. I`m sure you like it as I do.
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Here are some of the first shots from my 645. I'm not very impressed by them but I don't know if that's due to the camera or the scan. They were scanned on an Epson V500, which I just bought, so I'm still learning how to use it and the learning curve seems very steep. The sharpness of the scans (at 2400) are not impressive, especially on the medium format. 35mm negatives seem to be better, perhaps they are flatter.

All taken with the FA 75mm f/2.8. The first is the only one of the roll that wasn't shot wide open.





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Hey they fine nothing wrong with them. I`m using Epson V500 and I know that is not easy task to set correctly the settings. I like second and last shot. Just notice how big the dynamic range is visible in the last photograph where interior details are kept in the dark and still outside the window everything is recognizable. I know from my own experience that with film - medium format, we have to learn to become patient when framing and do this more carefully, opposite to digital as you have limited number of frames to take.
I believe that film helps me to become much better photographer and I can see the results already.
Great shots, enjoy your camera and I`m waiting for more shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Here are some of the first shots from my 645. I'm not very impressed by them but I don't know if that's due to the camera or the scan. They were scanned on an Epson V500, which I just bought, so I'm still learning how to use it and the learning curve seems very steep. The sharpness of the scans (at 2400) are not impressive, especially on the medium format. 35mm negatives seem to be better, perhaps they are flatter.

All taken with the FA 75mm f/2.8. The first is the only one of the roll that wasn't shot wide open.
I also have a 645n and the 75mm f2.8. My first scans with my Epson V700 weren't good, to put it mildly. 120 film is "floppier" than 35mm, and the carrier for 120 with my scanner isn't very good. I'd imagine the carrier with your V500 is similar, flimsy plastic and no way to clamp the film. I bit the bullet and bought a carrier from betterscanning.com and a piece of anti-Newton's rings glass. Wasn't cheap, but what a difference!

The new carrier is heavy plastic, it has little snap-in strips to support the film strip between frames, and its height is adjustable in really fine increments. This last is time consuming but important. What I did was load in a good negative, taken with a tripod, with lots of fine detail both in the center and at the edges. Then a scan at 2400, examine on monitor, adjust by a little, scan again, etc. When the last scan shows a reduction in sharpness, go back to the just prior adjustment, and that should be it. Keep records! The glass helps keep the film flat, and if it ain't flat you can't get sharp. The web site describes the process.

You could try shimming the stock carrier, but the allen wrench adjustments on the new carrier are much more convenient, not to mention the superior rigidity.

When you get things dialed in properly you'll be amazed at what image quality the 645 delivers. After all it has about 2.7 times the area of a 35mm negative.

Good luck, and hang in there.
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