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10-29-2010, 07:08 AM   #586
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Thought I'd chime in with some of my latest, as it's been awhile and Fall has been pretty inspiring.

All shot with my 645Ns on Velvia 50.







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I got to take a few shots with the 645D at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in NYC yesterday. It seems a shame to take a 65 mb .dng file and reduce it to 800 pixels on the long side but oh well. It's nothing exciting, just inside the Javits center. For some reason they wouldn't let me take it outside and wander NYC with it.





Andy - Love your second image, the BW. Gorgeously moody.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mel Quote
I got to take a few shots with the 645D at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in NYC yesterday. It seems a shame to take a 65 mb .dng file and reduce it to 800 pixels on the long side but oh well. It's nothing exciting, just inside the Javits center. For some reason they wouldn't let me take it outside and wander NYC with it.
Yeah, we know the feeling. Taking 200+MB files down to 1024px size. Sometimes you get shrinking artifacts. Small highlight areas that end up one or two pixels worth after resizing and sharpening and have to be cleaned up like it was a dust spec.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Yeah, we know the feeling. Taking 200+MB files down to 1024px size. Sometimes you get shrinking artifacts. Small highlight areas that end up one or two pixels worth after resizing and sharpening and have to be cleaned up like it was a dust spec.
Loss is painful...


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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Yeah, we know the feeling. Taking 200+MB files down to 1024px size. Sometimes you get shrinking artifacts. Small highlight areas that end up one or two pixels worth after resizing and sharpening and have to be cleaned up like it was a dust spec.
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Loss is painful...

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Just scanned my first roll ever of 120 film, taken with a Pentax 67. I think I have a lot of work to do with camera technique and scanning technique... But here's a sample:

Fuji 160C, Pentax 67 + metered prism, SMC 105mm f/2.4

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So I just shot another roll with a Pentax 67, Delta 400 (in Ilfosol 3) this time.




I noticed that I have some smudges in one corner of like 50% of the negatives. Not a big deal but since I'm fairly new to film photography I'm wondering what could cause this? Light leaks?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stanko Quote

I noticed that I have some smudges in one corner of like 50% of the negatives. Not a big deal but since I'm fairly new to film photography I'm wondering what could cause this? Light leaks?
Look for a pattern. If it is only happing like in this example, it is most likely due to migration. Edges of really dark areas adjacent to very abrupt bright areas can have some unused developer molecules diffuse into the higher exposed areas during film development. I think some developers do a better job on controlling this than others but I'm not sure.

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Thanks for the feedback tuco!

It's always the same corner (upper left of the negative) so I have the feeling that it has something to do with the camera (pressure plate?). Or I just put all bright subjects into that area when I take pictures . I found a more extreme example in this blown out photo




This is starting to bother me after seeing this scan. Any easy fixes for this?

Sorry if I'm hijacking this thread with these questions!
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Yeah, that doesn't look like a migration case. These shots are hard to judge. A shot with no white sky or background would be easier to see the problem. If you suspect a pressure plate or the film not being flat at that corner, you could always sacrifice a roll. Load it up and open the back to see how flat it is. Make sure the camera is set to 120 mode too on the pressure plate.
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Taking out the 645

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Nice autumn shots andycogbill, mel, goddo31, Nesster, Stanko, tuco and Ibenac !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stanko Quote
This is starting to bother me after seeing this scan. Any easy fixes for this?
I've seen similar things on my 645 negs, always when there was something overexposed by the edge. I attributed it to light spreading in the emulsion/backing. (The backing paper tends to be quite reflective black, and the film is a little transparent, so there's lots of ways for light to get there. Just not enough to notice with normal exposure.)

Put something very overexposed by another edge, and I bet you will see it there too. (Using any camera, but maybe not with any film.)

So the easy solution is to not overexpose parts of your picture. Since that's hard in practice I'll suggest the alternative solution, which is to consider it a non-problem. Remove it after scanning if you want a black frame around your picture.
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Nice autumn shots andycogbill, mel, goddo31, Nesster, Stanko, tuco and Ibenac !
Thanks fs999, I like your posted shots too.
Mine is from Spring though (Southern Hemisphere, although it's hot enough to be summer here already).
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Thanks to you both tuco and drougge, I appreciate the advise!

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