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09-28-2014, 10:12 AM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by clicksworth Quote
Nice chart. Do you have one like it for underexposure?
I have made full range exposures of all the film types I use so that I will know what to expect from them. How about you, what do you shoot?

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QuoteOriginally posted by clicksworth Quote
Sold your digital cameras? A good digital is the best accessory for a real camera. It makes a good light meter, can be used to frame and take a few trial shots, record the date, time, and GPS location.
Once the developing is done it can be a fine negative scanner. Also good for testing the old lenses.
I'll bet you are the proud owner of a photo backpack.
OTOH I'd rather not lug around any more "accessories" than necessary.

The light meters built into my film cameras, used judiciously, work perfectly well.
For my cameras without I have two handhelds.
One weighs 1.7 ounces. The other is smaller and slides into the camera hot shoe.

Date, time and GPS location? You must be kidding!
Who needs it? I deal with enough insignificant information in my life.

Is a DSLR a better negative scanner than the Pakon F135+ I just bought?
It couldn't be faster, that's for sure.

As far as testing old lenses my film cameras work fine for that.
And no purple fringing!

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
I have made full range exposures of all the film types I use so that I will know what to expect from them. How about you, what do you shoot?

Black and white, but I am going to try making a chart like that for it.




QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I'll bet you are the proud owner of a photo backpack.
Date, time and GPS location? You must be kidding
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Yes alright, I was kidding - a bit. Sometimes I just take an SV or Contaflex and wing it. Anything worth doing should be overdone.
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Black and white, but I am going to try making a chart like that for it.
Definitely since your choice of film and developer will influence your results.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
As a good light meter a DSLR is much too big. With some practice - and the huge latitude of most film like Kodak Portra 400 shown below, you won't need a light meter.
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Yeah a DSLR as a light meter seems completely daft. Why haul around such a huge light meter. Perhaps if you are also shooting digital that day then why not and for for people that still have to preview their shots, sure.

And I second you don't need a light meter at all for daytime shooting for some films. As LesDMess clearly shows the effect of 1/2 or even 1-stop difference in the placement of your middle gray exposure. All my daytime shots I have posted on BW film in the last 2 year have been without a light meter except for a few exceptions perhaps. And I think I get plenty of shadow and highlight detail in most of my shots.
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These old ones were just taken "carry on" on the Australia trip and I did't miss the dslr at all.

However I helped set up a new Ipad air when there and I have to say its camera was most impressive, so well matched to the display too.

The darkroom/ basement here had asbestos abatement and is ready for new tiles so it will be a while before i can unpack all the C41 processing gear and process all the rolls I have.
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Why? She was paid good money for the job and signed a contract. I bet if someone took the picture that was used to make the poster and projected it onto a canvas, traced it by hand and proceeded to paint it in to make a poster with interpretation and drama added ( like all movie posters) she wouldn't say a thing. But soon as you do the same on a computer the game changes?
https://www.dosomething.org/news/5-celebrities-rejecting-hollywoods-photoshop-fever

Ok the next time I meet her I'll ask if she's OK if they transfer the fantasy boobs on canvas, then!
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https://www.dosomething.org/news/5-celebrities-rejecting-hollywoods-photoshop-fever

Ok the next time I meet her I'll ask if she's OK if they transfer the fantasy boobs on canvas, then!
Okay

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If you're not sure why it can be a great advantage to shoot on film, check this
Sightseer | Sightseer by Roger Minick
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If you're not sure why it can be a great advantage to shoot on film, check this
Sightseer | Sightseer by Roger Minick
I just spent the last 30 minutes looking at his gallery and reading the essay and exhibit reviews. The early photographs are such a great document of those times. It really is a wonderful example of why shooting on film is so important. It also illustrates how digital technology can work so well with film today. Were it not for digital technology I and so many others who visit his page might not otherwise have the opportunity to view his photographs and because he used film his images will be available long after his website has disappeared into the digital ether.
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Not only that, but giving out the polaroids was an important part of the project, too. Of course digital sharing is easy but it's not the same as handing over an actual print.
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Not only that, but giving out the polaroids was an important part of the project, too. Of course digital sharing is easy but it's not the same as handing over an actual print.
Agreed. Not to mention that it adds another parameter you can use to influence your pictures.
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Oh yes, I have seen it...several times. Barbarella flopped on its release but was picked up almost a decade later on cable where it gained its current notoriety. As for the sex symbol aspect...I was 13 in 1968 and what would I know?
Steve
Picture of Jane Fonda long before Barbarella, probably early to mid 50's?

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" Why do you still do film?" Well, one reason is all the different formats and cameras out there. The whole spectrum is much wider than what digital has to offer: sub-miniture to medium format, large format and plate cameras, and so many types: box, folder, range finder, SLR, TLR, view camera, toy camera ...
Recently I have been shooting with a Mamiya TLR from 1969 or thereabouts:


The Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, Denmark with the famous "Christus" scultupe by Bertel Thorvaldsen vaguely seen in the unsharp background.

Camera: Mamiya C330 Professional
Lens: 135mm F4.5
Exposure: 1/60 @ F4.5
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Light meter: Gossen Profisix
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That is one of the nicest TLRs ever made. Cool camera.


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