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05-24-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
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Fuji Reala Ace 100

Somewhere in one of the threads here in the Film section someone made mention of Fuji Reala film and I decided to give it a try in medium format. Just wanted to say thanks very much for the suggestion. Sorry these weren't shot with a Pentax, but I thought I'd share some examples of the results from the film.

Fuji Reala Ace ISO 100













Photos #1, #2, and #3
1953 Mamiya Six Model V folding rangefinder


Photos #4 and #5
1956 Ricohflex VIIM twin-lens reflex

#3 has no post-processing at all. The others have minimal contrast adjustment, "S-curve", and light USM applied. All are drastically reduced from 2400dpi negative scans (20~26 megapixels) done with a CanoScan 8800F.

05-24-2008, 07:16 AM   #2
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Oh, yes, it's a great film. Dunno about the "Ace" bit, as Fuji makes some stuff for the Japan-only market (Fortia, anyone?) or tends to call their exported stuff something different.

I'm just scanning some more myself...

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The more I use and begin to understand film, the more I realize that my 99 cents store film is ok and will render ok pictures but not great pictures. I know that during this long holiday weekend, I am planning on leaving my didgital stuff home and will be going out with 2 film cameras. (my k1000's). One has has Tri-x and I will load some Fuji into the second one...Thanks for the tips on the film. By the way, I love the train shot. While all your images are great, the composition and look of that train shot rocks...
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Mike Cash: The train shot is outstanding...so this was done with the Ricohflex? I have heard the older Ricoh lenses (and cameras) are nice.

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The train was done with a Mamiya Six Model V medium format folding rangefinder. I pre-focused on one of the stanchions and waited for the still-moving train to get even with it. I can't take any credit for composition on that one since it is pretty much the only shot you can take without putting any thought into it. Anything else would have required creativity and effort.
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Still a fine shot, Mike...I know all about pre-focusing, as I have shot a number of trains. This technique is indispensable when using MF with train shots.

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All the more so when you know you're only getting one chance. Film advance on that camera involves moving a release latch, turning a knob (no quick-wind lever), and then reaching out to the front of the camera to cock the shutter for the next shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
All the more so when you know you're only getting one chance. Film advance on that camera involves moving a release latch, turning a knob (no quick-wind lever), and then reaching out to the front of the camera to cock the shutter for the next shot.
And this is just a small part of why shooting film is very satisfying and enjoyable.. For me, it makes me feel like I took part in the image.

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I'll agree with the others, the train shot is superb. Very universal and will speak to many
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All these are on 35mm Fuji Reala 100 Fotomozaic.ro - despre si pentru fotografie

and these too (on a cloudy day)







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Hey, these are great shots!

I really like the 1st one. At first glance I thought. '...it's out of focus; too bad...' then the old woman's face seems to just pop into view in perfect focus! That was great!

I also like the shot with the 2 men sitting on the wall. It gives a nice perspective to the rest of the shot.

Thanks for sharing.
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