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09-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #961
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I am just starting out with a Graflex Speed Graphic with an Optar f/4.7 135 mm and Wollensak shutter.
It has Front Rise, Front tilt back and Front Shift L~R
Bed drop gives Front Fall and Front Tilt forward.
But I am not ready for any of that yet !
Early days with it, so far I am getting paper prints but they are not as sharp and not as much contrast as the Pentax MX with 50 mm lens

These are scans of 6 inch by 9 inch paper prints (not the negs)
Pentax MX with Rikenon XR 1:1.4 50 mm:
https://www.box.com/s/eknh47tirp7zqb5p6hpm

Graflex with the 120 Roll back, 6 by 9 , Optar 135mm lens at f/22 1/25 sec
https://www.box.com/s/xvs1aqjxnm70ogh34xp8

The film on both is Ilford HP5+ and the paper is Ilford Multigrade
The enlarger is an old Federal condensor with Rodenstock Rogonar lenses, 50 mm for the 35 mm and 90 mm for the 6 by 9
Next I am going to make a lens board to take the Leica M39 thread so I can try the Rodenstock 90mm on the Graflex, I tried that lens on a camera, it is quite sharp.

Edit. I spoke too soon, after making a quick scan of the 6 by 9 NEGATIVE on the flatbed scanner, the image from the Graflex is quite sharp, so the above scan of the paper print shows an enlarger sharpness problem.
https://www.box.com/s/1vajk1sq0pvqvlotxgtl


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09-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #962
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QuoteOriginally posted by wombat2go Quote
I am just starting out with a Graflex Speed Graphic with an Optar f/4.7 135 mm and Wollensak shutter.
It has Front Rise, Front tilt back and Front Shift L~R
Bed drop gives Front Fall and Front Tilt forward.
But I am not ready for any of that yet !
Early days with it, so far I am getting paper prints but they are not as sharp and not as much contrast as the Pentax MX with 50 mm lens
Good info on that Grapflex. I have plans on the drawing board to build a small as I can box for my 90mm. It would have a couple of preset focus distances. Make it handhold-able and use the focus screen/film carrier off my current 4x5 since it is detachable. I figure I could use a flip-up wire frame for FOV and try getting some candid shots with the thing. I have wood working tools so hopefully I can make it work and decent.
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Some shots of the Eiffel Tower from different locations.



Now I know how they illuminate the tower at night.

Pentax K1000, Takumar 28mm f/2.8, TMax 400 in D-76




View from Montmartre.

Pentax K1000, Pentax M135mm f/3.5, TMax 400 in D-76

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And a couple more:-



View from Trocadero
Pentax K1000, Pentax M50mm f/1.7, TMax 400 in D-76



View from Place de Mexico
Pentax K1000, Pentax M50mm f/1.7, TMax 400 in D-76

09-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #965
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Nice shots !

(for the first picture only i can't tell were you did take the picture )
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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
Nice shots !
Thanks

QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote

(for the first picture only i can't tell were you did take the picture )
I took that one from 103 Quai Branly close to Bir-Hakeim metro. If you type 48.854794,2.289158 into google maps it will show the exact spot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
And you've heard me and womble note how much an effort it is to get out and use this gear when you have other cameras. Just saying...
You can add me to that list. I really like my Chamonix 4x5, but using it requires significant dedication of time and energy.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
You can add me to that list. I really like my Chamonix 4x5, but using it requires significant dedication of time and energy.
Steve
... and money!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Some shots of the Eiffel Tower from different locations.



Now I know how they illuminate the tower at night.

Pentax K1000, Takumar 28mm f/2.8, TMax 400 in D-76

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Good one! I was a bit slow on picking up your meaning here. Nice shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
And a couple more:-



View from Trocadero
Pentax K1000, Pentax M50mm f/1.7, TMax 400 in D-76



View from Place de Mexico
Pentax K1000, Pentax M50mm f/1.7, TMax 400 in D-76
Nice series, would love to go back to Paris one day!

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Nice series, would love to go back to Paris one day!

Phil.
Thanks Phil. I know you are a lot further from Paris than me but I'm sure you will get to go back one day. I'm only 3 hours away by car and train. I get jealous of Aurele who lives there but I'm sure he probably takes it for granted to some extent where as I go there once or twice a year and am wide eyed with the beauty and charm of the place.
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A partially burned forest area





M7II, 43mm, 400TMY @ EI 25, Y2 Yellow Filter, PMK Pyro


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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Thanks Phil. I know you are a lot further from Paris than me but I'm sure you will get to go back one day. I'm only 3 hours away by car and train. I get jealous of Aurele who lives there but I'm sure he probably takes it for granted to some extent where as I go there once or twice a year and am wide eyed with the beauty and charm of the place.
I too am jealous of Aurele. I've only been to Paris once, last year for four days, and I loved it, I could really imagine living there. I would love, love, love to go back, especially with an old film camera and loads & loads of black and white film. I don't think I'd ever get bored.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
Thanks Phil. I know you are a lot further from Paris than me but I'm sure you will get to go back one day. I'm only 3 hours away by car and train. I get jealous of Aurele who lives there but I'm sure he probably takes it for granted to some extent where as I go there once or twice a year and am wide eyed with the beauty and charm of the place.
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I too am jealous of Aurele. I've only been to Paris once, last year for four days, and I loved it, I could really imagine living there. I would love, love, love to go back, especially with an old film camera and loads & loads of black and white film. I don't think I'd ever get bored.
Hehehe !!

I love the place, and i love the city, but all this have some serious drawbacks when you live around here all time.

First : film is expensive in France
Second : Processing is not cheap either
Third :Give up any hope of using a car, and give up the hope of un-crowded public transport (subway, bus, tramway, etc ...)
Four : People are not as nice as you can think when you are not a tourist.
Five : Forget for ever the meaning of empty place, except when it come to money in your pocket


But Hey ! The city is really cool appart from that. I'd like to leave this place when i will be working for good, but i would enjoy every time i would come back
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A partially burned forest area





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Nice like the lighting/shadows!

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