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02-23-2009, 09:57 PM   #16
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It's the midtones, man...that pic does, a bit - no doubt the DD-X helps (with HC-110, you can kiss anything that might vaguely be considered a shadow).

It certainly looks better than my efforts. I think I'll dig out my Microphen for the next roll of HP5+.

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Yeah, it definitely has a heavy feel to it, I understand that nagging feeling. Ilford's just plentiful and found in many flavours where I live, and it's what I started shooting when I went back to film.

Maybe I should take a break and try some fuji or kodak.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CSoars Quote
It's a shame my MX's meter doesn't go past 1600, though I know it's not a hardship to extrapolate. But my LX goes higher.... hrm. Might need to bring along an ND filter though.

I don't understand the comment about your MX meter. My KX goes to 6400! but aside from that, I'm not sure you need a ND filter, afterall why block out the moonlight My shots were lit by a single bulb hung on the mast of the boat.

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I mean the ISO dial stops at 1600, which is what the meter is coupled to. Unlike the LX with it's LED 'match needle' style readout, the MX only has (+1, +1/2 ,0 -1/2 ,-1) Lights in the viewfinder. So even with the ISO dial at 1600 and a mental -1 stop added, a 3200 rated scene would simply be a red LED, with no way of knowing how MANY stops underexposed unless I twiddle the shutter dial to a slow enough speed to read green, then dial it up a speed. (or close down a stop)

Add to that the necessity to usually underexpose for the center weighted meter, and I'd be fiddling around with the dial to do the mental math; may as well shoot blind with a guesstimate from the sunny 16 cheat sheet. (1/30th @ f/4 @ ISO 400 = night streets and indoor stages)

BTW my LX ISO dial stops @ 3200, though the meter is more than capable.
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I mean the ISO dial stops at 1600, which is what the meter is coupled to. Unlike the LX with it's LED 'match needle' style readout, the MX only has (+1, +1/2 ,0 -1/2 ,-1) Lights in the viewfinder. So even with the ISO dial at 1600 and a mental -1 stop added, a 3200 rated scene would simply be a red LED, with no way of knowing how MANY stops underexposed unless I twiddle the shutter dial to a slow enough speed to read green, then dial it up a speed. (or close down a stop)

Add to that the necessity to usually underexpose for the center weighted meter, and I'd be fiddling around with the dial to do the mental math; may as well shoot blind with a guesstimate from the sunny 16 cheat sheet. (1/30th @ f/4 @ ISO 400 = night streets and indoor stages)

BTW my LX ISO dial stops @ 3200, though the meter is more than capable.
i guess I am surprised by this, simply because the MX was supposed to be the M series replacement for the KX. I would have thought this is a limiting factor since pushing B&W has been around longer than SLRs.
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i guess I am surprised by this, simply because the MX was supposed to be the M series replacement for the KX. I would have thought this is a limiting factor since pushing B&W has been around longer than SLRs.
Maybe it has something to do with the MX using GPD cells, where the KX uses a silicon photo diode. Odd, isn't it. They both have rubberized silk shutters, hey?
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