Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #16
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 21
Original Poster
Thanks Phil for helping me.

Thanks all for tip and help, I need it......But, it is fun to try and learn.

02-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #17
Site Supporter
davidreilly3207's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Jersey
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 571
I never claimed that it would look identical. It was your claim that it would be degraded, not different. The cost of processing slide film, or any kind of film, will only escalate as less and less places will be around to process it and less and less of it is manufactured. I still be believe that it can be cost effective to shoot digital and convert only those you like to slides, considering the cost of wasted frames and possibly whole rolls if a problem occurs during processing. And conversion to slides can be had much cheaper than 3.00 us, I only provided a link to that site as a descriptor of the process.. Combined with the advantage of instant review and re-shoot if necessary, I stand by my original recommendation. Oh, and I was developing and mounting my own slides back in the early seventies, b&w and color.
02-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #18
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 26,635
QuoteOriginally posted by mdave13 Quote
I still be believe that it can be cost effective to shoot digital and convert only those you like to slides,
I may have missed something. Why would anybody want to convert a digital image to a film transparency?


Steve
02-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #19
Site Supporter
davidreilly3207's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Jersey
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 571
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I may have missed something. Why would anybody want to convert a digital image to a film transparency?


Steve
For display by carousel.

02-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #20
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 26,635
QuoteOriginally posted by mdave13 Quote
For display by carousel.
You mean with a projector? Whatever turns one's crank, I guess. I have a very nice Kodak projector in the closet, but have no desire to give any slide shows. Besides being a pain to set up, projection is also somewhat damaging to the images. I am in the process of digitizing my slides with part of the rational being that I can easily show them on the TV in the family room.


Steve
02-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #21
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 21
Original Poster
Oh, a projector is so nice.
Classic and cool...., once sett up...
02-15-2013, 10:15 PM   #22
Site Supporter
arnold's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,289
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
You mean with a projector? Whatever turns one's crank, I guess. I have a very nice Kodak projector in the closet, but have no desire to give any slide shows. Besides being a pain to set up, projection is also somewhat damaging to the images. I am in the process of digitizing my slides with part of the rational being that I can easily show them on the TV in the family room.

Steve
All very sensible; I have done the same. For some of us though, there is a memory of the visceral excitement of the occasions when we had a slide show. I would hold up a slide and think of it as a window into the past. The actual light from the subject had travelled and struck the tangible emulsion on the very slide I was holding. Now I would see the stunning clarity of this picture blown up to a huge size on a clean white wall. I love my Kodachromes, and realize that projecting them is not good for them, so only occasionally do I roll out the projector to use my K5 to photograph them on the screen for future reference, scanning the real keepers.
02-16-2013, 07:14 AM   #23
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Missouri
Posts: 429
I guess I'd go with the fastest film I could/would use for indoor shooting with flash. If using a modern TTL flash setup you should see less harshness and more of the background but it depends on just how dark the room is. A fully manual flash would just mean stopping the lens down though.

For both of our daughters' arrivals I packed my old Pentax with a 50/1.4 and Fuji NP film in my wife's hospital bag and had great luck taking their first portraits with available light through the hospital room windows. After nap time, of course. I think shooting slides of the family is a great idea.

02-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #24
Veteran Member
titrisol's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the most populated state... state of denial
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,094
When my daughters were born I had my spotmatic and a pocket digi-cam (when the 2nd was born)

I loaded the spottie with Ilford Delta 3200 which allowed me to shoot in the low light of the hospital without flash not to startle the baby. I ended up shooting as ASA 800 - 1600

A 400 Slide film will work just fine but you will need a very steady hand or a monopod/tripod since hospital lights are quite dim

Sensia 400 or provia 400 are great films, and you can underexpose 1/2 stop with no major problems

Good luck, and enjoy the miracle of becoming a father.

QuoteOriginally posted by vegard_dino Quote
Hello and thanks for the feed back and good information.
Film or digital..Not something I will start to comment on.

I will shoot film in the old camera.

But, if I am NOT able to get a flash.....A slide film that will be better for that use, indoor shooting with no flash...?

Have ordered 4 rolls of Fuji Sensia 400 to test it out.
02-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #25
Veteran Member
Steve Beswick's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,484
QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
... the 285 allows for manual power control, and has swivel. ...
The 285 does NOT have swivel.
02-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #26
Pentaxian
Swift1's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,921
QuoteOriginally posted by Steve Beswick Quote
The 285 does NOT have swivel.
I stand corrected
For some reason, I thought it did.
02-17-2013, 12:32 AM   #27
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 21
Original Poster
Thank you all for the reply and help.
I need it. Film is ordered, so now I am ready.
02-17-2013, 01:05 AM   #28
Veteran Member
Steve Beswick's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ontario, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,484
QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
I stand corrected
For some reason, I thought it did.
Sorry if I came off a bit harsh.
02-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #29
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,990
Vegard,
Unfortunately, not everyone can understand the reasons for your use of slide film with your Spotmatic as you indicated in another thread - hence the attempt to move you from your original position. We all provide opinions based on our own results and some may not know how to get the results they want from the combination you are using and therefore advice against it.
Obviously there is no reason you cannot use your Spotmatic with slide film - either with environmental lighting or flash photography given they used to do this back when the fastest film to be had were a fraction of today's. And flash units are even far improved as well. Obviously, well made slides can provide some glorious results.

Of course depending on availability in your neck of the woods, I would also suggest Kodak Portra 160, 400 & 800 films.
02-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #30
Pentaxian
Swift1's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,921
QuoteOriginally posted by Steve Beswick Quote
Sorry if I came off a bit harsh.
No worries, you weren't harsh, just honest
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
flash, slides, spotmatic
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spotmatic F help needed Hilo Pentax Film SLR Discussion 9 08-23-2012 04:20 AM
Broken lens, please please help. upanddown Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 02-13-2012 11:26 AM
Help wanted on processing slides Annie99 Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10 09-26-2011 10:49 AM
Oh man, please please please help.... deckroid Photographic Technique 8 07-01-2011 09:08 AM
Need your help with scanning of slides Rense Pentax Medium Format 7 05-21-2011 11:16 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:57 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top