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03-09-2014, 08:29 PM - 1 Like   #5011
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My wife insisted I join her on a walk yesterday and we rounded the bend of a trail to find a nice patch of California poppies...she had told me to bring a camera but of course would not say why, so I found myself with a zoom lens and totally wrong for the shots I wanted, so I ran home and grabbed the 645D.

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645D with A75/2.8
see it on flickr: California Poppies | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

whoops, i can't post the others because they were shot with the K5, darnit...one will have to do.

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Hesitated to put my first contribution on this thread as you guys make some realy great pictures.
Mine are pictures I took recently with my Pentax 645Nii in la Défense (Paris). Ilford Delta 400.


Picture 1: FA35



Picture 2: FA35



Picture 3: FA75
03-10-2014, 02:59 PM   #5014
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QuoteOriginally posted by dag.bb Quote


Testing the 120mm A on my 645N - very sharp, and cheap - about $ 160! Feel like I'm finally getting the colors I want from the scanner... 4000 dpi scan on Microtek 120 TF.
That's a nice shot and the scan looks very nice indeed.

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My test roll came back.
Showing low res scanned by Dwayne's Photo, edited in LR for color temperature.
P67 + 45mm, cheap 35mm film Fujifilm Super 200.
A cropped MF film....

With the 105mm lens.


with the 45mm lens.


This is using the cheapo film Fujifilm Super (Superia?) HQ 200. 24 Exp. The color is pretty bad I think. But II would like to see how this film perform in sunny day.
After this I shot another two rolls with another Cheapo film Kodak Gold 200.

I definitely need to find other cheap ISO 400 film. I quite like the result, especially the one with the 105mm lens, but the sprocket holes can be distracting after a while...

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That looks great! I just love the effect on 35 mm film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
My test roll came back.
Showing low res scanned by Dwayne's Photo, edited in LR for color temperature.
P67 + 45mm, cheap 35mm film Fujifilm Super 200.
A cropped MF film....

With the 105mm lens.


with the 45mm lens.


This is using the cheapo film Fujifilm Super (Superia?) HQ 200. 24 Exp. The color is pretty bad I think. But II would like to see how this film perform in sunny day.
After this I shot another two rolls with another Cheapo film Kodak Gold 200.

I definitely need to find other cheap ISO 400 film. I quite like the result, especially the one with the 105mm lens, but the sprocket holes can be distracting after a while...
I'm pretty sure that the colour looks bad because the sprocket holes throw the automatic black point calculation of the scanning software off. The light that passes through is unfiltered by the orange mask, something that the software is not prepared for. Dig this for a very quick correction (for better results a raw scan would be needed):

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P.S. I also like the effect, very nice shot!

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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
I'm pretty sure that the colour looks bad because the sprocket holes throw the automatic black point calculation of the scanning software off. The light that passes through is unfiltered by the orange mask, something that the software is not prepared for. Dig this for a very quick correction (for better results a raw scan would be needed):

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P.S. I also like the effect, very nice shot!
!! How did you adjust the color!! This is scanned by Dwayne's Photo. I thought the film is too cheap and that is why color is dull! Can you teach?
I will need to do my own scan and see what I get compare to their scan...
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
!! How did you adjust the color!! This is scanned by Dwayne's Photo. I thought the film is too cheap and that is why color is dull! Can you teach?
I will need to do my own scan and see what I get compare to their scan...
I do my PP in Photoshop (CS6) and tend to do what I can in Curves (Image > Adjustments > Curves) which gives you much more control than most other kinds of adjustment. In your image I tried to approximate a correct black point mainly by lowering the bottom end of the green curve. Negative scans often need non-linear corrections (for instance, less green in the shadows, more green in the highlights). It takes some practice to see how an image can be improved, but I find it helpful to keep an eye on the info palette window and read the RGB values to see in which way parts that should be neutral are off. And a calibrated monitor is essential.
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excellent image and scan!

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here's one from Kirby Cove, Sausalito

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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
I do my PP in Photoshop (CS6) and tend to do what I can in Curves (Image > Adjustments > Curves) which gives you much more control than most other kinds of adjustment. In your image I tried to approximate a correct black point mainly by lowering the bottom end of the green curve. Negative scans often need non-linear corrections (for instance, less green in the shadows, more green in the highlights). It takes some practice to see how an image can be improved, but I find it helpful to keep an eye on the info palette window and read the RGB values to see in which way parts that should be neutral are off. And a calibrated monitor is essential.
Many Thanks! I will try it!
(I know the color should be better after seeing sample photos taken using this film)
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another from the Old Sugar Mill

645D & A-35/3.5
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Nice and dramatic Mike. Is that in the Bay? Never heard of it.

I found an expired roll of XP2 in my freezer. I haven't shot C41 B&W in a really long time so I figured the roll was kaput. Threw it in the Fuji GA645i and shot around the house. Goes to show how well freezing extends the life of the film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skullsroad Quote
Nice and dramatic Mike. Is that in the Bay? Never heard of it.
no, it is just outside Sacramento, in Yolo County.

QuoteOriginally posted by Skullsroad Quote
I found an expired roll of XP2 in my freezer. I haven't shot C41 B&W in a really long time so I figured the roll was kaput. Threw it in the Fuji GA645i and shot around the house. Goes to show how well freezing extends the life of the film.
indeed. nice work.
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