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11-18-2011, 03:10 PM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
interesting picture. I like the deep contrast and composition.
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Looking across the Rosario Straight along the northwest shore of Washington Park, Anacortes, WA.





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thanx, trying my best to get nice shots
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very nice shot
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So I've got this Kiev 4A that I don't really enjoy using becauses its got a couple of issues and I find it too slow to use with its rangefinder focusing and having to use a handheld light meter. Today I ran a last roll through it before putting it on ebay and it produces this:-



That Jupiter 8 lens is soooo nice. Shame about the reticulation. I warmed my fixer up too much I think.

Kiev 4A, Neopan 400 in D-76.
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Loving that Chevy shot.
11-20-2011, 04:28 PM   #173
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So I've got this Kiev 4A that I don't really enjoy using becauses its got a couple of issues and I find it too slow to use with its rangefinder focusing and having to use a handheld light meter.
We choose to shoot film in this decade. We choose to shoot film not because it is easy but because it is hard.

Maybe make metering an element in your picture as a goal. When you consciously place your high and low values in the scene, you can derive just as much satisfaction in your picture as you can with composition. Automatic average metering can sometimes leave you in doubt where the high and lows are falling. When a picture comes out tone-wise as you predicted instead of waiting to see what it looks like, it can be a personally rewarding experience for some.

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Loving that Chevy shot.
Thanks you guys.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
So I've got this Kiev 4A that I don't really enjoy using becauses its got a couple of issues and I find it too slow to use with its rangefinder focusing and having to use a handheld light meter. Today I ran a last roll through it before putting it on ebay and it produces this:-



That Jupiter 8 lens is soooo nice. Shame about the reticulation. I warmed my fixer up too much I think.

Kiev 4A, Neopan 400 in D-76.
I will be dying to have a picture like that. Your Kiev 4A and Jupiter 8 are teaming up to beg you to think hard in the sale. Tuco says it all about the rewarding film experience.

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That is so lovely. I like the layers in the left too.

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A couple from the P645N and Acros 100. All taken in September on a holiday in Wales

It was a windy day - I can see my wife thinking "Just hit the button!"


This part of Wales is a haven for steam train enthusiasts!


There were some good woodland walks too:


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That Jupiter 8 lens is soooo nice.
Particularly the Kiev/Contax mount versions...so keep the lens and buy a Bessa R2C (Or have Uri fix your Kiev?)


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Edit: Forgot you are in the UK...Uri is in New York City!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Particularly the Kiev/Contax mount versions...so keep the lens and buy a Bessa R2C (Or have Uri fix your Kiev?)


Steve

Edit: Forgot you are in the UK...Uri is in New York City!
There isn't too much wrong with it. The first issue was frame spacing but I seemed to have fixed that. The last roll was pretty much perfect. Even when it wasn't spacing right, the frames were overspaced rather than overlapping.

The more serious issue is vertical banding. I sometimes get dark vertical bands on my shots. The shot below is showing the problem at its absolute worst and on most shots its only visible if you are looking for it. Its not light leaks because the banding is dark. I did post on Rangefinderforum.com and the only suggestion that made sense was that at high shutter speeds, the gap between the two moving curtains was somehow irregular. It must surely be shutter related?

I'll probably keep hold of it though. I'll only get 25 (about $40) for it if I sell it on ebay. Its funny but all my expensive Canon L glass and my Pentax lenses can't produce images like that tiny little Jupiter 8 and the Neopan 400/Jupiter 8 combo is superb IMO.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
...The more serious issue is vertical banding. I sometimes get dark vertical bands on my shots. The shot below is showing the problem at its absolute worst and on most shots its only visible if you are looking for it. Its not light leaks because the banding is dark. I did post on Rangefinderforum.com and the only suggestion that made sense was that at high shutter speeds, the gap between the two moving curtains was somehow irregular. It must surely be shutter related?
I think I remember your post on RFF. The banding you are seeing is indeed bothersome considering that the Kiev has a vertical travel shutter. Anything hanging from the edge of the trailing (top) curtain by any chance?


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I've seen that sort of thing as a result of development technique, especially on 120 film. I now do some inversions as well as the swizzle stick twist.
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