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09-30-2014, 09:57 AM   #3256
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaHo Quote
Mist and fog can help to create wonderful images:
Indeed it can, and certainly does in this set! The disappearing avenue of trees is so evocative.

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Yeah, I like shooting fog pictures too. Sometimes things look different in the fog.


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Yeah, I like shooting fog pictures too. Sometimes things look different in the fog.


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Oh, those are great. The light in the last one is marvellous.
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Excellent fog and mist!

Regarding scanning - commercial scans, even good places, tend to over sharpen. I find I actually like the scans I get from my 4490, with the Epson 'medium' sharpening on, and then just a 0.2 radius 175% sharpen. Looks natural to me. I've done more elaborate 'low frequency' sharpening - starting at say 15 pix radius / 60 pix threshold and 60%... and then working my way down in two-three steps to the .2 at 175%. Helps sometimes.

This is from the same roll as yesterday, Foma 100 in Rodinal 1+50, Pacemaker Graphic and Fujinon SW 135/5.6 lens, and only the 0.2 sharpening



Full size 120 DPI scan: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nesster/15213575758/sizes/o/

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I had to google this camera, only 9500 sold. Nice pictures.

I think the black band is just a scanning area, or it could be that the camera's spacing is not very accurate.
Thanks guys, I also think it was the scanning, but being the camera sold as defective (btw it earned a bad reputation at the time in terms of reliability) I'm not that sure.

It's an interesting and very sophisticated camera, little known at its time, but I like the idea of a completely mechanical system camera like the Canon F-1 and Nikon F2 with Pentax bayonet (why hasn't Pentax made them?),this is the second specimen I own, the other hasthe excellent and dear Volna 50mm f1.8 that sometimes I also use on my Pentax bodies.

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this is a self portrait of the camera:

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Oh, those are great. The light in the last one is marvellous.
Thanks. Foggy season is starting in my area. I think its time to get out and look for more. I found when I place my fog 2 stops above my middle gray exposure, I get all the low values I usually want and get fog that is not too white unless it has some Sun in it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
I tried scanning one of my medium format negs using an Epson V750. Here is a comparison with the lo-res cheap commercial scan:

Commercial:

Hertfordshire landscape par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

My attempt, scanned at high resolution then reduced for posting in Photoshop:

Straw bales par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

The main thing I noticed was the sag in the negs when scanning. This one was on the end of the strip so not too bad. I'll have to get one of those "Better Scanning" holders as the Epson one is clearly such a poor design.

Other than that, any thoughts?

Best wishes, Kris.
Yours looks good, doesn't have the brutal sharpening of the commercial scan but is lacking contrast in the foreground. I've never had a problem with the stock holders, they are what they are and I've seen comparisons that show barely any difference with "improved" ones. Scanning is as much (or more) in the PP than in the scanning itself. It's a frustrating, time-consuming task
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaHo Quote
Mist and fog can help to create wonderful images:
Here are some recent B/W shots from my Pentax MZ-3 and the Super-Takumar 20mm F4.5 (a fine lens, in my opinion).

Willows disappearing in early morning mist:
I was looking at these most the day on a crappy work laptop monitor. After seeing them at home, they look a lot better. Nice.

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Gone to the Dogs

Eager sales staff manning the dog toy counter:

Pentax MZ-3 with Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm F2.0 and Rollei RPX 400.

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Pentax MZ-3 with Super-Takumar 85mm F1.9 and Rollei RPX 400.

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Cute, LaHo
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Contemplative Mood

Nice spot for a bit of contemplation. Gurre Sø in the vicinity of Helsingør, Denmark.


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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Yeah, I like shooting fog pictures too. Sometimes things look different in the fog.


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Those are fantastic, tuco.
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Those are fantastic, tuco.
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