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01-01-2014, 07:05 PM   #4756
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Since I am on a small fixed retirement - I can't afford to buy any new camera equipment, I have to make do with what I have. My medium format gear is a couple of old Soviet era Kievs, a Kiev60 and a Kiev88 with some lenses for each.

This picture of a Pinto Stallion was shot on the Kiev88 with a 120mm Vega F2.8 lens set to F5.6 at a 1/250th. The film was Portra 160 NC scanned on an old Epson 4870 with Silverfast 6.6. The photo was metered with an old Selenium Cell light meter (no battery required) that I bought about 1972.
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Don't know why the picture I tried to post isn't showing up. I'll try again.

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QuoteOriginally posted by HoustonBob Quote
Don't know why the picture I tried to post isn't showing up. I'll try again.
It showed up Ok. Very well done with the classic equipment.
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Beautiful work, Bob!
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Jamgolf, nice set there

Flint Michigan, taken last summer:
https://app.box.com/s/gcqe89wydtfmdwgs1x9s
Taken with the home built medium format camera using Takumar 6x7 90 mm leaf shutter. Fuji 160 home processed in Rollei Digibase C41.
Scanned on the Epson V600 at 1200.
I cropped this set of photos, holding full width of the 2x3 Graflex frame (67.7mm, 2989 pixels) and top and bottom were cropped to form 1:2 aspect ratio.
The resolution is limited by the V600 but is still rather good on the 20 inch Eizo.
Learning how to mount non standard prints from the mf C41 negs, I have purchased a Logan mat cutter. Prints are by Office Depot store pickup service.
I added big borders top and bottom and got a 14 inch wide print which seems to be of good fidelity, and cut it to 1:2 ratio.
I am also looking to try EZPrints which offers "pano" style with a range of fixed heights and flexible widths.
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Thanks for the kind words.

I have a number of digital pictures of that horse and his fillies - but none of them is even close to that medium format film shot. He doesn't like me taking pictures of him or his little herd; tried to bite me once when he thought I wasn't looking. A bite from a horse can be a serious injury; they have enormously powerful jaws. Fortunately I sensed him and moved my arm just before his teeth snapped together. Eight hundred pounds of bone, muscle, and testosterone is not a safe combination.

Sorry for the double post. When I looked I couldn't see the picture until it was reposted. Then it showed up both times.

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MikeSF:

Since you use both the 25mm and 35mm, I wanted to ask how you compare the two optically (I hope your response will help myself and others who may consider these).
Their fields of view are different and prices as well but do you feel the 25mm is worth the price in sheer optical performace, resolution, clarity, micro-contrast, edge-sharpness etc.?

I have the 25mm on order and should be arriving any day now. I hope it justifies its premium price.

Thanks for your time !

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Last night, I mean this morning at Treasure Island, San Francisco...
Spectacular and beautiful cityscape!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamgolf Quote
MikeSF:

Since you use both the 25mm and 35mm, I wanted to ask how you compare the two optically (I hope your response will help myself and others who may consider these).
Their fields of view are different and prices as well but do you feel the 25mm is worth the price in sheer optical performace, resolution, clarity, micro-contrast, edge-sharpness etc.?

I have the 25mm on order and should be arriving any day now. I it justifies its premium price.

Thanks for your time !
I haven't shot enough with my 25 to be able to really critique its performance but so far it has proven to be a wonderful lens. The 35 has great IQ and though they are 10mm apart in focal length, I really consider them COMPLETELY different lenses in field of view. Two of my favorites in my bag (along with 120 Macro). The build quality, design, convenience of the internal filter, WR, etc are all superior features of this lens. You will be pleased.

hopefully, sometime Ill get time to sit down and shoot some comparisons between these lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
I haven't shot enough with my 25 to be able to really critique its performance but so far it has proven to be a wonderful lens. The 35 has great IQ and though they are 10mm apart in focal length, I really consider them COMPLETELY different lenses in field of view. Two of my favorites in my bag (along with 120 Macro). The build quality, design, convenience of the internal filter, WR, etc are all superior features of this lens. You will be pleased.

hopefully, sometime Ill get time to sit down and shoot some comparisons between these lenses.
Thanks for the reply Mike.
That sounds quite encouraging.
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no doubt you saw Hark Lee's entry in lens reviews on the 25mm? That was all I needed to know...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
no doubt you saw Hark Lee's entry in lens reviews on the 25mm? That was all I needed to know...
Yes indeed I did. Infact Hark Lee's and your posts/pictures persuaded me the most to get the 645D
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Just recently got my replacement 25mm so gave it a runout around Mumbles this afternoon, catching a low spring tide.

All with Pentax 645D and DA 25 f/4

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2. Converted in silver efex




3. A slight crop of the above:




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5. converted in silver efex




6. Mumbles Pier is under extensive renovation - over 100 years old




7. Converted in Silver efex





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9. Converted in Silver efex





10. Oystermouth Castle



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