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08-20-2014, 06:55 AM   #5581
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QuoteOriginally posted by sceneeast Quote
The Great White Pelicans what ISO and shutter speed did you use? Thank Bob
All were 400 ISO and the shutter speed was around 1/1250 , 1/1600 and 1/2000 at f/8 on the 120 f/4 macro.

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pentax 67II, fomapan 100 or efke 100

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Going through some of my raw images before I back them up. Processed quite a few from Scotland:

All with Pentax 645Z:

1. 55-110



2. FA 33-55



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8. DA 25 f/4 1/20 f/16

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A few photos from my trip to Iceland at the beginning of August.Pentax 645D 25mm,45-85 mm and 80-160mm.

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Great photos from itshimitis as well as Goreturist. I wish I could afford a digital 645. In the meantime I have to make do with the analog 645N and 645N II.
Luckily I still like processing my own film.

Kaldlbadhuset, Varberg, Sweden

Kallbadhuset is a beautiful wooden bathhouse in the ocean near the center of Varberg - open all year round (has saunas).
Camera: Pentax 645N II
Lens: smc Pentax-FA 645 45mm F2.8
Exposure: 1/250 @ F8
Film: FP4+ dev. in D-76 1:3
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my two rolls with Pentax 67II+105mm.
I know some don't like me to post this kind of layout pic, well, if so you can add me to your ignore list. :P



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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
my two rolls with Pentax 67II+105mm.
I know some don't like me to post this kind of layout pic, well, if so you can add me to your ignore list. :P
I like the layout, though it is tough to see the individual shots. Where are you getting your film developed/printed? Are you happy with it?

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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
I like the layout, though it is tough to see the individual shots. Where are you getting your film developed/printed? Are you happy with it?
Thanks. I send to Dwayne Photo for development. To be honest, their service is the cheapest as far as I know. Develop is good. Print is good - they print from negatives instead of scaned images. I don't think a lot of stores still do this. This is the thing I like about them - prints! their scan is not as good (actually may not better than scanning myself. Ha!). If they do their scan as good as prints I will stick with them for life... . There are many new film develop and scan stores that scan very well but they don't print from negatives and are... a little too pricey for me.
I recently found out "the find lab" that based in Utah. I think I will try them for scanning - their price is more affordable for me while the sample scanned images looks comparable to other more expensive one.
I'm still exploring...
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A mix from today:

Pentax 645Z

1. 120 f/4 Macro at 1:1



2. DA 25 f/4



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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Thanks. I send to Dwayne Photo for development. To be honest, their service is the cheapest as far as I know. Develop is good. Print is good - they print from negatives instead of scaned images. I don't think a lot of stores still do this. This is the thing I like about them - prints! their scan is not as good (actually may not better than scanning myself. Ha!). If they do their scan as good as prints I will stick with them for life... . There are many new film develop and scan stores that scan very well but they don't print from negatives and are... a little too pricey for me.
I recently found out "the find lab" that based in Utah. I think I will try them for scanning - their price is more affordable for me while the sample scanned images looks comparable to other more expensive one.
I'm still exploring...
Good to know about Dwayne's printing from the negs...I can print from a scan myself! Thanks for the info.

Sorry for the sidebar, folks. Just got a couple rolls of Portra back, so hopefully I can contribute soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaHo Quote
Great photos from itshimitis as well as Goreturist. I wish I could afford a digital 645. In the meantime I have to make do with the analog 645N and 645N II.
Luckily I still like processing my own film.

Kaldlbadhuset, Varberg, Sweden

Kallbadhuset is a beautiful wooden bathhouse in the ocean near the center of Varberg - open all year round (has saunas).
Camera: Pentax 645N II
Lens: smc Pentax-FA 645 45mm F2.8
Exposure: 1/250 @ F8
Film: FP4+ dev. in D-76 1:3
Hi LaHo... wonder if you can comment on the 645N and 645NII - some said the 645N view finder is brighter, is it true? how is their AF in comparison?
Is the user selectable custom functions in 645NII (and MLU) worth it over 645N (what I learned is that 645N need to send back to Pentax to set custom function)? My preference is 645NII but there are way more 645N than 645NII available for sale...

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B&W vintage cars.

From recent car show. f8, 1/200, ISO 125.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/pavpen/15002365191/


f5.6, 1/100



https://www.flickr.com/photos/pavpen/15005470435/
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Hi LaHo... wonder if you can comment on the 645N and 645NII - some said the 645N view finder is brighter, is it true? how is their AF in comparison?
Is the user selectable custom functions in 645NII (and MLU) worth it over 645N (what I learned is that 645N need to send back to Pentax to set custom function)? My preference is 645NII but there are way more 645N than 645NII available for sale...

Thanks,
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The Pentax 645N and 645N II are practically identical. The viewfinder is exactly the same. AF and metering are the same. The N II version came out just a few years after the 645N and incorporated some very minor changes that make it possible for the user to enable some settings that only can be set by a service mechanic on the 645N like 15 or 16 images to a roll*), EV compensation in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps, the frame counter counts down instead of up and the like. Both have imprinting of exposure data and focal length on the edge of the film, but the II version has a bit more information (and smaller characters that can be at bit harder to read).
The 645N has a shiny exterior finish, and the 645N II has a very nice satin finish.
Button layout is practically identical and handling therefore the same.
Information in the viewfinder is the same: focus confirmation, F-stop, shutter speed plus bracketing and exposure compensation (if acitvated). Frame number and iso are only shown on the top display.

The major difference: 645N II has MLU, the 645N and the 645 do not. Some say MLU isn't necessary, as the mirror is very well dampened in all three 645 cameras. That is true, in my opinion, and I have rarely used it. (I forget it's there.)

I have set my 645N II to the same settings as the sister 645N, so the custom settings have little use for me.

The original 645 (the one with buttons instead of the two prominent knobs on either side of the viewfinder) has less information in the viewfinder (only shutter speed and F-stop), no imprint of data on the film, less ergonomical handling with buttons, a dimmer viewfinder and - most importantly - no auto focus.
So it's the 80'ies version of the 645 that has a dimmer viewfinder and buttons instead of knobs, but it is still a great camera. The viewfinder is still large and bright compared to a 35mm camera. If one only intends to use A-lenses, it's perfectly all right. If you want to use FA-lenses and auto focus, either the 645N or the 645N II are the ones to choose. The N II is only necessary if MLU is important to you.

As I have set my N II to handle exactly like the N version (so that I can use them side by side) and rarely use MLU, I think either one is good. If the 645N is easier to find (and it is) and cheaper than the 645N II (it regularly is), go for the 645N. It's a great camera.

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*) The original 645 can only take 15 images on a 120 roll, but on the 645N/N II the default setting is 16. Some maintained that the film would curl around some of the sharp bends in the film backs, and with the closer spacing necessary for 16 images to a roll, this curl could create cause unsharpness (uneven film plane). Therefore there is an option to revert to the 15 images to a roll setting on the 645N and N II. I have never experienced any unsharpness due to film curl and shoot 16 images to a roll on both my cameras. (With 15 images to a roll, the curl (if any) will never be in the image area.)
I think some other 645 cameras (like Contax) have had problems with the film not being held perfectly flat, but not the Pentax 645s.
That is perhaps one advantage to the film backs not being interchangeable in mid-roll. There are no dark slides on the Pentax 645 backs, so the film is held tight against rails in the camera just like on a 35 mm camera.

[Edit:] One more point: the 645N II has 'half speed steps in M and Tv': "The shutter speed dial between 1/1000 and 4 S can be set to half step by pressing the up/down button. The set shutter speed will be displayed in the LCD panel and in the viewfinder".
This could be of interest for those who shoot mostly color landscapes on slide film.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pavpen Quote
From recent car show. f8, 1/200, ISO 125.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pavpen/15005470435/
Nice cars.
They made me think of one I encountered earlier this summer. A Mercury Marauder in Marstrand, Sweden:

Camera: Pentax 645N
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Exposure: 1/90 @ F16
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 dev. in D-76 1:3
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