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11-21-2012, 03:25 PM   #3676
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Hedges make the worst bokeh, even worse than branches or general foliage.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Didn't line up the arrow on the paper backing with the indicator on the camera while loading? Or maybe you accidentally snapped the first frame with the lens cap on?

What do you think of the bokeh? it looks like a little on the nervous side to me. The optics on the 105mm is reportedly unchanged from the first Takumar generation to the SMC P67 generation, I hear.
Definitely lined the start arrow up correctly, but guess I may have snapped the first frame by accident. No biggy, we'll see what the second roll looks like.

Bokeh seems OK usually (although this is my first ever 9 frames with the 67 and that lens!), but agree the hedge above isn't doing it any favours. The DOF and ability to separate objects is the main reason I picked up 67 though!

Also have discovered there's not much room for error in the shadows, at least not with Superia 400 and my Epson 4870. Am metering the next roll as ISO 320, see if that's any better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rob1234 Quote
Also have discovered there's not much room for error in the shadows, at least not with Superia 400 and my Epson 4870
Hello Rob, congratulations with the new gear. Digital noise in the shadows will be a problem with any scanner. I rented an Imacon last year and it did not produce less noise (than my Epson V750). It seems, that one has to avoid deep/black shadows or live with the noise. Perhaps you should use slide film. Then you have to get the lighting right in the first place. And then, there will be no issues with getting the correct colors in scanning later. Regards

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Here is an article adressing the problem with the noise in the shadows in scanned images:

ŧPer channel scan performance and noise
One aspect I didn't explore in the first public release of this test is the per-channel scan performance. Now with the new scans available of the overhauled Imacon 848, I did take an even closer look at the scans and discovered something new I hadn't be aware of before. The images below are crops of the full 8000 ppi resolution scans. No sharpening has been applied. Each series of 4 pictures per film type represent a crop of the original scans, and separated by color channel (Red, Green, Blue)

RGB/RED/GREEN/BLUE channels
Especially noteworthy is the unexpected bad scan result in the blue channel of this scan, that is also visible in the Kodak Portra 160 VC scan series below, but not in the Fuji Velvia scan. The blue channel, disregarding the overal darker appearance (caused by the simple fact that we are looking a crop of skin tone, and skin does not have much "blue", hence low values in the blue channel which are rendered dark by Photoshop), clearly has a much more "grainy" and "patchy" look than the other two color channels.Ŧ




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Technique - Kodak Ektar 100 test - Per channel scan performance and noise

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Crabapples in Blossom. P67II at 1:45sec (handheld, no MLU), SMC 67 4/55 at 8, Ektar 100 (pro lab), Epson V750, SilverFast 6.6ai using ‘Automatic‘, USM: 70%, 1.7, 5X5, ‘Landscape‘ and NegaFix set at Kodak Gold 100 (since there is no Ektar set), 3200ppi. I had to correct some CA in the corners/edge, where the lens has problems with the highlight/contrast edges in PS4. That and a crop is all the PP done.


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Thanks for all the comments and advice.

More of my bike captured by the 67/105 combo:



P67, Takumar 105/2.4, Fuji Superia 400, Epson 4870
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QuoteOriginally posted by rob1234 Quote
Thanks for all the comments and advice.

More of my bike captured by the 67/105 combo:



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Great shot! Full of fine lines (it feels like you could look into the details forever). Some of those leaves, so skinny, are what detail is all about! Regards

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QuoteOriginally posted by jt_cph_dk Quote
Great shot! Full of fine lines (it feels like you could look into the details forever). Some of those leaves, so skinny, are what detail is all about! Regards
Many thanks indeed - however, if you blow it up I missed the focus slightly
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QuoteOriginally posted by rob1234 Quote
Many thanks indeed - however, if you blow it up I missed the focus slightly
..well, isnīt 67 just a forgiving format You can fill up most of my screen with a photo and never even show me that itīs not in focus! Amazing that is..
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Lovely shot. 55mm?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rob1234 Quote
Lovely shot. 55mm?

Thank you, Rob! I am not absolutely sure, either 55 or 45 mm. Brought both..... And it's too long ago....
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Great shot Rense. Lofoten and the north of Norway is one of my must-go-to places. Your photo reminds me of why! Regards
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QuoteOriginally posted by jt_cph_dk Quote
Great shot Rense. Lofoten and the north of Norway is one of my must-go-to places. Your photo reminds me of why! Regards
Thanks! The Lofoten are just wonderful!!
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