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09-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #3586
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Its good idea to get VueScan as well. Great software that I found way better than original supply with the scanner.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tomart Quote
Its good idea to get VueScan as well. Great software that I found way better than original supply with the scanner.
I should do that myself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
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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.
Getting the film flat and at the right height is important as others have noted. Your scanner does not have auto focus, I believe. Scanning in the long direction of the film also helps. Also bear in mind you are shooting the smallest of medium format. The bigger the negative the better these flatbeds do.

If your scanning software has a histogram, scan by that. Don't pay much attention to how it actually looks. Get all you can by adjust the low, high, brightness, etc so the histogram is showing no clipping if possible. You can adjust the contrast in post later.
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New owner of a 645N.

I don't have a real film scanner yet, so for now I'm making do with an HP Photosmart 5510 multifunction.



645N — Pentax-A 120mm macro — Velvia 50

It doesn't seem to realise that it's looking at colour film. For comparison, here's what happens when I rig up a makeshift backlight (yellow-tinged, sorry) and shoot the film with a Canon S95:



Likewise:






My scanner is weird. In its defense, though, I'm brand new to this.


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Adam, the scanning software you used probably has a setting that allows you to specify what kind of film you use. BW Negative, Color negative or Slide...
However, if you plan on scanning more it would be a good idea to upgrade to vuescan while you're at it. It works with almost any scanner out there, and it's cheap too.
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Hey Adam G nice set of photos. I really like the second one in color.
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LOL! It's Velvia 50. You wait until you can see it in all its super-saturated glory!

And thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam G Quote
LOL! It's Velvia 50. You wait until you can see it in all its super-saturated glory!

And thanks!
Recently I was shooting Velvia 100 and was nice as well, now after your pictures and opinions from internet I like to try Velvia 50.

Great pictures.

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A couple of my 6x7 images

A couple of images from my first roll with my new Pentax 67, 55mm, velvia 100, Nikon 8000 ed. I could never make it happen with my dslr, finally found the setup that gives me the results I like, long live medium format film!





Just printed this one at 24x32 on my restored Epson 9600, couldn't be happier.

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Two lovely shots drm!

Here's a recent one of mine. Pentax 67, Fuji Acros 100 developed in Diafine.


Here's another shot on Portra 400 with the Fuji GA645zi, the color was so "off" that I played with some split toning in Lightroom. I developed this roll (as I do all my film). I used the Tetenal C41 kit as I'd heard such good things about it. But I am very disappointed. I got much better color fidelity from the Jobo kits I've been using. The fault could be mine, I am certainly not perfect but I've developed 20-30 rolls of color with Jobo and have been satisfied. This is the 3rd or 4th roll that I've developed with Tetenal and I haven't had a good one yet.

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QuoteOriginally posted by drm Quote
A couple of images from my first roll with my new Pentax 67, 55mm, velvia 100, Nikon 8000 ed. I could never make it happen with my dslr, finally found the setup that gives me the results I like, long live medium format film!
Just printed this one at 24x32 on my restored Epson 9600, couldn't be happier.
Great shots!
You're right...MF is a pleasure to work with and the results are so great.

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This is nice set - love it .
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A nice pair of images Doug. We still need to meet up sometime. I'll be on MDI this week shooting some Acros.
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QuoteOriginally posted by drm Quote
A couple of images from my first roll with my new Pentax 67, 55mm, velvia 100, Nikon 8000 ed. I could never make it happen with my dslr, finally found the setup that gives me the results I like, long live medium format film!


Just printed this one at 24x32 on my restored Epson 9600, couldn't be happier.
These are excellent Dean! Love your work!
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A snippet from my latest collection of images with the 645D. This is a desert elephant bull in the remote far northwestern region of Namibia shot durring the start of a dust storm. Dust and sand are picked up as a strong wind blew off the ocean across sand dunes and clay banks. I followed these elephants for 5 days with an expert guide who is very experienced at leading film crews and photographers in these remote areas. I will be returning for 2 weeks again in late December as I still don't have the shot I want.

Shot with Pentax 645D and FA 300mm 5.6. ISO 250, f10 1/800th sec from a Land Rover window. The 300mm f 5.6 is becoming one of my favorite lenses due it's light and compact design compared to the FA* 300mm. Anything over f8 and the lenses are very comparable. Shooting scenes like this below f8 then it is very difficult to nail focus on moving subjects and to retain enough DOF for the image and subject. When light gets low and ISO on the 645D gets high I switch to a K5 which is very easy to control DOF at faster apertures.
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