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02-29-2016, 01:14 AM - 3 Likes   #4756
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QuoteOriginally posted by Xmas Quote
Don't understand some of the last few posts:-

If you scan with a DSLR you may not get any benifit in using film.
What's a scanner but a box with a digital image sensor in it? A DSLR is exactly the same but much, much higher quality sensor and lens. The only difference is the software used to process the results.

I scan all my B&W with my K3 now and with a little work I find the results are far superior to those from my scanner. I get a huge benefit from shooting film - I get results that I couldn't get from shooting a digital camera, I get to use my wonderful old lenses at their intended focal length (without spending 2000 on a FF digital) and I get immense enjoyment from using my collection of film cameras.

I'm not being defensive, but I think it's a common misconception that scanning with a DSLR negates the benefits of using film in the first place. I can understand why it happens.

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For sure, wet printing is the best for film. I respectfully disagree that there are no benefits to film dslr scanning.

I don't want to spend too long discussing it, but for what it's worth that XP2 was about a year old and had not been stored well. The negatives looked crappy too, it's not like me to under expose a whole roll. :P It got lost at the back of a drawer, I was just using up the roll, I wasn't aiming for good results, just fun shooting.

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Don't understand some of the last few posts:-

XP2+ is very low contrast you should be able to expose between 50 to 800 ISO and have little problem printing at home, with enlarger or hybrid. Note best at 100 ISO!
Some of the other Mono shots look underexposed to me. If you hold the negative in front of light the shadows need to have silver, or they will be black. Shadows need graduation.

I set the ISO on my K1000 or SP to half the box speed or more normally use a Weston incident dome.

If you scan with a DSLR you may not get any benifit in using film.

My scanner is a toy plastic scanner for proofing shots before I wet print it won't give a reasonable mono print it is ok scanning E6 slides.

Mono was always difficult if you wanted a print like you saw in an exhibition... It could take a weekend getting one print, or a trash can of rejects.

The wedding shots I took on Kodachrome 25 all could be printed easily (cibachrome) cause they were incident dome on brides nose.

Brides only complained about size of their nose! Or husbands nose.
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I had the 4x5 out in the woods this week. These are on HP-5+, developed in WD2D+.





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One from last fall. Probably Ilford HP5 400. Canon A-1, 50mm. I think I was using D-76 +20% dev time. Cropped it, because I can and I wanted to. Maybe around 50%



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QuoteOriginally posted by _Ben Quote
One from last fall. Probably Ilford HP5 400. Canon A-1, 50mm. I think I was using D-76 +20% dev time. Cropped it, because I can and I wanted to. Maybe around 50%
Looking at the file again, this was taken with the Pentax 645.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gary2881 Quote
I had the 4x5 out in the woods this week. These are on HP-5+, developed in WD2D+.





Very nice!
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Thank you Bogie, and everyone who liked my pics.
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These are all Kodak T-Max 100


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Yashica Mat 124g Acros HC110 - h
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bogie Quote
Yashica Mat 124g Acros HC110 - h

Nice photo, I might be getting a 124 soon, looking forward to it!
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Sun, snow and Pan F:





















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These are lovely! Great tones... I haven't been out much lately, too darn cold in Ottawa. What did you develop the PanF with?

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This was a bit of a forced conversion because of a large splash of blue paint on the tree, but worked out Ok, I think

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These are lovely! Great tones... I haven't been out much lately, too darn cold in Ottawa. What did you develop the PanF with?
HC-110 1+47, 5.5 minutes.

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This was a bit of a forced conversion because of a large splash of blue paint on the tree, but worked out Ok, I think

Was that on film?
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