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12-26-2009, 03:28 PM   #1891
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120 Film, 6x9, B&W, 1965

For a Christmas gift my wife gave me an Epson Perfection V500 flatbed/film/slide scanner, and I've been having much fun with it! It came with a "free" bundled copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 - a much newer version of Photoshop than the old version I've been using for many years. This scanner handles 120/220 film as well as 35mm, and I'm very impressed with how easy it is to get good quality results.

Here is one of my first scans: A 1955 (I think) Oldsmobile Holiday which belonged to one of my older brothers. Picture taken by me with my trusty Kodak box camera, Kodak 120 B&W film, 6x9 format, taken probably in January 1966 in my front yard. My brother had just washed and waxed his Olds on an unusually nice winter day, and it looked very nice in the afternoon sun.



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I love this story, and a really nice vintage photo too!
12-27-2009, 11:34 PM   #1893
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Hi folks..When you get a moment, check out my you tube vids. I also added some music to them as well.
These are only the ones I shot with film. I have not started on the digital ones yet. Give me some C.C.feed back and I appreciate the comments...I just uploaded them.. When it was all said and done, I shot 198 rolls of film in 2009...I have a few days left to reach 200 rolls, so I will try and see if my body will let me go out of the house as I have not been well...I suppose I could cheat and shoot a few around the house.... They are also on my blog.


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Taipei 101:



Inside Taipei 101 Shopping Mall:



Pentax Girl during the Electronics Show:



Busy corner of a major intersection:



Thanks for all the great shots posted so far, and thanks for looking!

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Are we allowed to say that on the whole the film based shots in this thread tend to be more interesting or attractive to look at than a lot of the digital work shown? Can't quite work out why but I think some of the reason is that film involves a different mindset and this shows in the results.

Oh well, that's me off to Coventry I guess.

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Here, exhibiting reason why Nikkor coating was inferior to the contemporary SMC of Pentax, the Ai 35/2. Foma 400 in stock D-76.



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Fanore Beach, May 2009. Taken on a 6X9 Agfa from 1938 with Ilford Pan F.

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Excellent result, Justin.

This is what I like about this thread - it encourages experimentation and use of film way past the Pentax 35mm SLR. There are some breathtaking medium format (and large format) images back there... The enthusiasm for film can only be a good thing for Pentaxians.
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Excellent result, Justin.

This is what I like about this thread - it encourages experimentation and use of film way past the Pentax 35mm SLR. There are some breathtaking medium format (and large format) images back there... The enthusiasm for film can only be a good thing for Pentaxians.
I completely 100% agree !
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I completely 100% agree !
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I just got through doing a marathon session voting for images on the Pentax Photo Gallery. I also took the time to look through the "Premier Collection". I was amazed at how many of the truly splendid shots were done with film cameras. It just goes to show that while the medium may have been eclipsed by digital, good work is still being done.

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QuoteOriginally posted by justinr Quote
Are we allowed to say that on the whole the film based shots in this thread tend to be more interesting or attractive to look at than a lot of the digital work shown? Can't quite work out why but I think some of the reason is that film involves a different mindset and this shows in the results.

Oh well, that's me off to Coventry I guess.

Justin.
I agree w/ you 100%

When people shoot digital, most time they shoot before they think, 'cause it cost nothing when you take some junk photos.

When people shoot film, most time they think before they shoot, 'cause every shot cost money to develop and scan (if you have the shop done everything for you, like me).

That's why when I'm taking street photos, I prefer using film instead of digital. But when I take kids photos, I'd use digital instead.
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Got chance to test a Pentax SMC A16/2.8 fisheye lens on film over the past Christmas weekend, quite like the FOV and curved effect. Here are some of the reala 100 I took w/ LX:

This is from our front window:


These are from out side a shopping mall:












And these are from inside the shopping mall, most time the speed I could get was slower than 1/10s because of the slow film:









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Whoa Frank.. Very cool...Every time I talk myself out of a fish eye, someone comes along and posts some killer shot!
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The A16 lens can focus pretty close, as close as 20cm. I was qutie surprised when I got these results:







All took at minimum focus distance at wide open aperture.
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