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01-08-2010, 07:29 PM   #1966
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My SP2 is not quite the same -- the flash mount fell off and the mirror sticks! ;D

$500 is crazy though
I can understand $500. I spent $20 for lunch today. Ate alone at the bar; had salmon and a stout.

There are 25 working days in 5 weeks.

$500

Alt: 24 shot rolls @ $1 per click of entertainment * 21 = +/- $500

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I might make a small print and scan that instead. I haven't looked through the entire roll properly yet. Also Agepon foamed so much at the end I washed it off with water, some of which probably just dried there. I didn't care because looking at the negs was demoralizing -- the scans were actually better than I expected! But thanks a lot for your comments! I will have to check out what they would look like in print. Might be okay.

What are those poles sticking out of the water for? And why would you need so many? :P I like the shot with the snow and the fruit vendor. Something about the contrasts of green and red, and the snow and the fresh fruit.

That Masonic temple is crazy, KJon! I never knew they had stuff like that. Also I love trams and I've always been upset that my town used to have them way, way back, but they were retired. Thanks for the comments

monochrome, I don't understand your lunch either

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monochrome, I don't understand your lunch either
Can of soup and a cola would have been $4.

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01-09-2010, 12:28 AM   #1969
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italian ice cream

We recently got a Gelateria in our city center, an Italian ice cream bar. The guy who makes the ice cream is a genuin Italian, Rafael. And he is a real artist. When I'm in Italy I never miss making at least one visit to a gelateria, their ice cream beats everything, and Rafaels ice cream is fully competable with anything I had from Lago Magiore to Neaple.












This is how much my oldest daughter likes the ice cream!

The color photos are taken with either the SMC Takumar 35mm f2.0, Super Takumar 24mm f2.8 or 105mm f2.8 on a Spotmatic II with a 800 ISO fujicolor film in it. The film has a tendency to go too yellow or orange in indoor light, but I've tried to correct it. Besides this it is a fair fast option for color film.

The single BW shot is taken with my Program A body with a Cosina 20mm f3.5 lens on it (this is a KA lens) using the 400 ISO C-41 process black and white film from Kodak.

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Kevin, Happy New Year to you too. I think with more 'regular' ASA400 film the push to 800 is not a big deal, and the results better than with the Foma. From what I've read and see for myself, the Foma 400 really is more like Foma 320 and it doesn't push well.

Kodak, Ilford and Fuji's development instructions all say that develop 800 the same as 400, so shooting a roll at 800 won't make any difference to the development.
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From what I've read, Foma 400 has an actual speed of 160 on something like Rodinal and maybe 250 on a fast developer. But the people who said that like to be conservative :P HP5 and 400TX would probably be just fine at 800.
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Nesster and Brkl, thanks for the quick responses. Looks like it would pay to read the data sheets on the films I'm using. Like so much of photography, it seems as if this will will be trial-and-error, too; give it a shot and see if you like the results.

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Kevin
I can say from experience that Neopan 400 pushes very nicely up to 1600, at least in medium format, 35mm would probably have a bit more grain at 1600 but should be just fine at 800.

You can push Fomapan 400 with nice results but it depends a bit on the subject matter and the circumstances:

Fomapan 400 @ 1000 developed in Amaloco AM74:








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I guess I should take a look at Amaloco! Terrific set, very moody. Third one makes me think I'm looking at a town that hasn't been touched since the 1600s.
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I guess I should take a look at Amaloco! Terrific set, very moody. Third one makes me think I'm looking at a town that hasn't been touched since the 1600s.
Thanks! In fact the building with the tower you see on the left in photo #3 is the town hall which was built in 1600 so your instinct is spot on

Depending on your location it may be hard to find that developer marketed as Amaloco AM74. Amaloco got out of the photochemicals business in 2008, their equipment and formulas were sold to Phototec in Germany who are producing part of their product range including Amaloco AM74. It is also sold rebranded as Maco LP supergrain and Rollei RHS.

AM74 does produce grain with pushed film as you can see in my shots but the structure and distribution is quite nice and regular.

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Agnostic, thanks for taking the time to post those pushed photos - I'm definitely going to give it a shot with my next roll of B&W when low light presents itself. Beautiful samples (as always) and really inspiring.

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Plunging Back Into Film

After over 25-years hyatus in processing my own film, I took the plunge and ordered the necessary supplies to do some B&W film. Since my wife bought me an Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner, and I'm very happy with its performance with 35mm and 120 negatives, I figure I'll put it to full use. I ordered 10 rolls of Tri-X, some D76 & other chemicals, and a changing bag, and should be ready to go in a week or so when it arrives. I doubt I'll shoot very much (maybe a roll every 2 or 3 months), but am looking forward to experimenting with some push & pull processing on the Tri-X. It will be nice to have my own film capability when I want it, not having to wait for someone else to process it.

Here is the result of a scan on the V500 - my wife's cat Fritz in a showdown with a neighbor cat. This was taken with a Mamiya C220 TLR (which I sadly sold about 1980), Kodak B&W film, quite underexposed and a very thin negative. The scanner did an excellent job of pulling out the image.

Picture taken in 1978, film processed by me in the darkroom where I worked at the time.


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P.S. I blame all of you on this thread because of your posting some of the most excellent and interesting pictures. It's your fault I have to get back into film! ;-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Douglas_of_Sweden Quote
We recently got a Gelateria in our city center, an Italian ice cream bar. The guy who makes the ice cream is a genuin Italian, Rafael. And he is a real artist. When I'm in Italy I never miss making at least one visit to a gelateria, their ice cream beats everything, and Rafaels ice cream is fully competable with anything I had from Lago Magiore to Neaple.

I'm drooling now
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Already posted these in the A lens club, but since I am so happy with them and not everyone read both threads I'm posting them here also.

Here I've used the SMC Pentax-A 35-105 f3.5 on my Program A body with Kodak ISO 400 C-41 process film.

Houston, we have a problem... (kite in tree)


Portrait


Balance


More balance


Out of balance


Girls in the swing


These are my daughters.
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Heh, they look like my Swedish cousins as kids. So blonde!

Right, you asked for it. I cleaned my scanner with alcohol and rescanned the Delta 3200 roll. Then I applied some rather heavy clone brushing to get rid of the remaining dust. And since I went through all that trouble, I'm posting the results here and in Post your photos as well


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol


Flickr Photo Download: Delta 3200 w/ Xtol

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Yes much better - I love these impressionistic shots. Very good work
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Like the swing, it has a lot of 3D in it.
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Like the swing, it has a lot of 3D in it.
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