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01-08-2015, 05:20 AM   #3661
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Your first shots were car shots too! I can't find my first roll. I didn't date my archives sleeves very well in the beginning and now they're mixed in a 3-ring binder and I'm not sure which one it the first roll anymore. I wish I'd been more diligent about that.
Thanks!...That Nomad is dreamy. Someone spent a lot of time and money to make that happen. Here's another I found tucked under a porch.

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If looks could kill... Lovely image! K.
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If looks could kill... Lovely image! K.
Why thanks.

That shot wasn't totally spontaneous. I noticed her looking back at something repetitively. So I set my camera on my backpack on the seat next to me, focused, composed and sat with my finger on the shutter. Soon as she turned her head again to look back, snap!
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Loving Fuji Acros. If only there was a 200-400 version - anyone pushed it before?

All Z-1P, Acros 100, Canon FS4000 4000dpi scans:



M20/4 @ f/8



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Cross post from my picture thread. These were taken with a Minolta X-700 loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 and MD Rokkor-X 50mm F1.7.
developed with Ilford DD-X with standard 1:4 dilution.



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QuoteOriginally posted by malinku Quote
Cross post from my picture thread. These were taken with a Minolta X-700 loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 and MD Rokkor-X 50mm F1.7.
developed with Ilford DD-X with standard 1:4 dilution.
Sweet action shots!
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You can't even take a pack into Century Link any more.
Yep only clear plastic bags are allowed so the contents are visible.

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Paper negative

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Some paper negative shots this morning.
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I do quite a bit of B&W, so I welcome the opportunity to display a few shots! I collect cameras, so I'm always fiddling, but my camera of choice is the Pentax MX. I have 4 of them, which gives you an idea of what I think of it. Other favorites are the Olympus Pen FT, the Mamiya C330, the Konica Autoreflex original, and my Linhof Kardan 4x5. I'm also quite partial to the Canon FtB and Nikon FM2 - really great cameras also. But I'm almost never without an MX loaded with XP2 - rate it at 200 ASA exclusively. I love this film - it produces spectacular enlargements and if I'm lazy and don't feel like sloshing C41 chemicals around in a waterbath, the local 1 hour lab does it for me and gives me machine prints. I also use Fomapan 400 in half-frame, HP5 in both 35 and bigger formats, and Tri-X in 35mm when I want a punchy image. If I want fine grain in a regular film, I use FP4 or TMax100 at ASA 200. I use HC110, Rodinal, and Xtol developers depending on what I'm after, in all formats.

A Couple on XP2. These are scanned machine prints, Pentax MX, and the absolutely DAZZLING Pentax-M 50mm f1.4. As a collector who owns about 200 SLRs of various types, I can tell you that if you own one of these, you own perhaps the best normal lens ever made by anybody. It's always on my Kx.

One of my violin students, Kian, and my friend Keith:






Pentax MX, Pentax-M 50mm f4 Macro, Fomapan 400 in Xtol, scanned 5x7 print on Arista Edu Grade 3, toned sepia




A snapshot of the Nechako River cutbanks I took with the MX, Pentax-M 135mm f3.5 lens, on Tri-X in Rodinal 1:50. Scanned 5x7 print on Aristo Edu Grade 3. This Pentax lens is cheap, light, and very, very sharp - it's always with me when I'm travelling.




And to keep us Pentaxians honest, a shot from another camera world, my cello student Megan, Exakta RTL 1000, 100mm f2.8 Auto Aragon lens, 1/20th at f4, Ilford FP4 film in Rodinal at 1:25, scanned 8x10 print on Ilford Galerie Grade 3. I know nothing about this Aragon lens except that it's very nice for portraits of children and young teens. It's fairly soft at f4, but smartens up about f5.6.




Thanks for the thread! I've been in the darkroom lately, and appreciate being able to post these shots!

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While I'm at it, I thought I'd post a couple of sub-miniatures. I shoot more half-frame than anything else in 35mm trying to recapture the "grain" of another era. I still have a stock of Kodak Recording Film 2475, and I use this emulsion and D76 when I'm trying to recreate that "1950's Mechanics Illustrated" feeling.

This shot was taken with the Olympus Pen FT, 38mm f1.8 Zuiko lens, Kodak 2475 Recording Film at ASA200, in D76 1:1 for 12 minutes. 1/125th at f8. It's the mill at Vanderhoof, BC





Now lets face it . . . Recording Film 2475 is gone. I have 6 rolls and about 75' of a bulk roll left, but once that's gone, the game is over. I'm looking for another film to give a similar quality to industrial shots. Fomapan 400 in Rodinal is a nice combination, but not at all grainy in the manner of the above. But, it's not bad! Definitely gritty! Same Olypmpus Pen F camera and 38mm lens, this is the refinery at Prince George BC. Fomapan 400, Rodinal 1:50, scanned 5x7 print on Ilford Multigrade RC




The combination of Fomapan 400 and Rodinal at 1:50, when pushed to 600, can produce some very punchy results with a grain structure that can be useful. I'm still getting to know this film, but I like it a lot. It's a great film for the Olympus half frame cameras if you want that gritty effect. It's too fine grained to compete with Recording film, though. But let's face it. Recording film is not very good. No contrast, mushy . . . but it produces a picture nothing else ever did. This is a scanned 5x7 print, Arista Edu Grade 3.

Olympus Pen F, 100mm F3.5 Zuiko lens, 1/6th at f8. This is a swamp near Prince George, BC, in the process of freezing up.



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You've developed a style of your own and you sound like you've given your gear and processing choices quite some thought. Very inspiring!
I'd be delighted to see more of your work, thanks for sharing
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Agreed, good stuff! Would love to see more of your shots in this thread.
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Here's my best combo : LX with 50mm/1.4 K series loaded with FP4.
Maybe one day, I'll try 85mm/2 for portraits.


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QuoteOriginally posted by gord lucas Quote

... I also use Fomapan 400 in half-frame, HP5 in both 35 and bigger formats, and Tri-X in 35mm when I want a punchy image. If I want fine grain in a regular film, I use FP4 or TMax100 at ASA 200. I use HC110, Rodinal, and Xtol developers depending on what I'm after, in all formats.
Great shots. Today, with scanning, the old rules about film do not apply as much, IMHO. I can post shots from various films that are scanned and I can't tell one brand of film from the next most the time because you have way more control of the contrast curve than with wet printing.

And with scanning, you don't need to target specific paper densities if you ink print and you actually want to under expose somewhat. Scanners cannot reach into a dense negative to grab all the tonal scale as well as a thinner negative unless you have a drum scanner, for example.
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