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03-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #1801
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Wow Wuzet, that 645 has so much detail.

03-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #1802
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Wuzet, what lens did you use on those last two shots?
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A few years ago I found this Praktica in a nice original leather case at a swap meet for under $20, and thought it would be something interesting to experiment with. Besides, I saw that it had a CZJ M42 lens that I could try on my K100DS. Just in the last few days I decided to dig it out of my resource pile and check it out. It is in excellent condition, and seems to work perfectly, so I decided to run a short length of Tri-X through it just to test it. Here is the camera and lens:


Praktica (1st version, but with coaxial flash sync, SN:003963 - rare?); CZJ "Red T" 58mm f2

And here are three pictures taken with the setup using my eyes as a meter (Sunny 16, but with no sun!); Kodak Tri-X @ ISO400, Rodinal 1+100, standard agitation/development; scanned on Epson V500.

Rotting pumpkin in the garden


Oak-tree bark


Parts of my Ham-Radio station


These pictures are nothing notable, but prove that the camera works! I have found it difficult to get much information about this first-model Praktica, especially with the coaxial flash socket. I suppose from what I can find that it was likely manufactured in 1949, especially with the low serial number.

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I like the old look of these pictures. It must be nice to use such an old camera, without even a meter. However, the first two photos seem to have a thin line running through them, but at different heights. I can't see one in the third photo. This might be damaged negatives or it could be a scanner problem.
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55 mm & 150 mm

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I like the old look of these pictures. It must be nice to use such an old camera, without even a meter. However, the first two photos seem to have a thin line running through them, but at different heights. I can't see one in the third photo. This might be damaged negatives or it could be a scanner problem.
Jonathan,

I can explain the line - it's a scratch on the film - "operator error" on my part. When I loaded film in the cartridge with my bulk loader, I forgot to rotate the cylinder that opens the light-tight window between the spool chamber and the cartridge chamber. I thought the film was requiring too much force to crank on, and after I finished I realized what I had done, and there were some big scratches on the film on both sides. However, it was not too big a deal since I just wanted to check out the camera for a few exposures. Obviously, I've not been shooting enough film lately!

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It is taken from Rosevelt Island Tramway
What a great shot, there's so much going on, but I suppose that's NYC for you.

I would print this large and have it on the wall for a while.
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Great images, bucfan1234 & wuzet!
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Ultrafine Extreme 400 in 120 -- I got this 10 roll brick from amazon for 2.99 per roll. Given the reviews on amazon, how could I not?
Amazon.com: Ultrafine Xtreme Black-and-White 120 Format Film ISO 400 Ten Pack: Camera & Photo

They seem to be in a similar business as freestyle -- private labeling other makers' film, and at good prices...
Traditional Black-and-White Films - Photography

The 135 and 120 may be different films in each speed etc. The net is full of conjecture: Ilford, Foma, Lucky seem to be the most popular opinions...

The backing paper is white with contrasty markings for the ruby window. The film itself reminds me of Ilford - definitely not Foma - though the edge markings read Ultrafine Extreme 400iso and has the number 4013.

7 minutes in straight D76, Agfa Record II 6x9 folder (and my poor aim):









I don't hesitate to recommend the 120; Ultrafine sells a couple of ranges of 35mm film which may or may not be the same/similar emulsion or manufacturer.

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What a great shot, there's so much going on, but I suppose that's NYC for you.

I would print this large and have it on the wall for a while.
thank you







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Entr'acte



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Sunday Afternoon Stroll
Love the first one! So much from left to right.
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Suzie Q - Helen GA March 2004

My favorite B&W Portrait.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
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The 135 and 120 may be different films in each speed etc. The net is full of conjecture: Ilford, Foma, Lucky seem to be the most popular opinions...

The backing paper is white with contrasty markings for the ruby window. The film itself reminds me of Ilford - definitely not Foma - though the edge markings read Ultrafine Extreme 400iso and has the number 4013.
With a name like Ultrafine Extreme 400, I'd expect it to be a tabular grain film. And if a rebranded film, maybe its advertised development time for a given developer might be a clue.
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@Wuzet: what a nice pictures And one thing I know for sure...you're not affraid for heights :-)

@dbad: that's a portrait to be proud of...nice spontaneous picuture from a beautyfull woman.
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Pentax67, 45 mm Ilford PanF 50


Pentax LX, Ilford Delta 400


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Lord Williams tomb, Thame. All taken with either my 'K' 50mm f/1.2 or my M 85mm f/2 lens on a Pentax KX.











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