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01-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #2101
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Here are some from my last roll of film. I decided to have a pro shop process them and scan them for me to see what the difference is. The difference is huge...
Hate to say I told you so...


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Oh man! I want more of these shots Less zone/hyper, more shallow dof.
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Wow. Well this one blows me away. Love it !

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Hate to say I told you so...


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For my street stuff, I don't think the developing makes a whole lot of difference, but if quality matters over content, then the pro lab is the way to. None the less, I will be having the Pro Lab do my film for me, so long as I can afford it.
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Oh man! I want more of these shots Less zone/hyper, more shallow dof.
Thank you
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I'm now in a photo class at college, so I've finally got access to a darkroom again. I've processed four rolls so far, here are some highlights. All shot with SPII, Super-Takumar 55/1.8, and Tri-X. These are just raw scans of the negatives, no post-processing (some still show dust spots).

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Here are some examples from a roll of Tri-X 400, shot at 320, developed using Rodinal (1+25, 6 minutes):







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Wow. Well this one blows me away. Love it !
thanks kolista
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Nice Tri-X shots jzietman! The couple in the last one is my favourite.
I have a roll that I need to try sometime soon.
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Fell into a Spotmatic SPII with a Super Takumar 50 f1.4 attached on Craigslist for a good price and after much gnashing of teeth managed to get its meter to work with a 1.5v battery (or so I thought). Ended up woefully underexposing a roll of film to the point where it was essentially blank. So much for my exposure guesstimation skills <g>. Tried again, armed with a Weston light meter and had better luck...

SPII, Super Tak 50mm f1.4, Ultramax 400







...or so I thought until I saw the last four frames on the roll, all of which looked similar to this one, with the shadow falling in the same part of the frame on each one:



Clearly, there are some issues with the shutter. I'm hoping it was just the cold temperatures of the day. I've cocked and released shutter several times with the back open and can't replicate the above issue at room temperature (which I believe is caused by the shutter not fully closing after opening). Am I correct in this diagnosis or can someone point me in the right direction? Had a great time shooting this camera and I'm hoping to use a few other M42 lenses I have kicking around on it (55 f1.8, 200 f4, 28 f3.5) without having to send it in for work. Any thoughts from the forum would be greatly appreciated.

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Oooh, a Brick! How do you like it?
I love the Bricks!! I own like 8 C-3's different versions/years models as well as 2 C-2's. Always a conversation starter when out shooting them too, lol. I just love the lenses on them and on just how challenging they are to shoot with! No electronics, no film advance except you turning a knob and making sure not to turn too far, lol. I have always loved the old rangefinders like the Brick's and GS/GSN's. Here's a partial list(not current, lol) of my RFs I currently own and all are usable as well. Some of the C-3's suffer from the higher speed shutter issues, but typically not an issue anyways.

Yashica GSN x2
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Argus C-3 Brick (1948) x4
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Javier, using Samy's certainly seems to be worth the extra shekels <g>. Really great set and I also enjoyed the Watts towers from the previous page. I'm embarassed to say I didn't know of them or their history. Inspired by some of your earlier shots, I just picked up an AE-1 two weeks ago. Ran a roll of expired Konica DNP through it and ended up with horrible color shifts so I did a B&W conversion to salvage the shoot. I'm looking forward to running something decent through it in the near future to see what I can get with it (although after one roll, it's no competition for my ME Super's affections).

I remember from the Ektar thread alot of you Ektar guys were experimenting with shooting at different ISOs (mostly overexposing for extra saturation if I remember right). Did you shoot this bunch as rated or play with it a little bit? Inquiring minds want to know <g>. I've only shot one roll of the stuff and liked it a lot. I have a roll in the fridge that I'll be shooting in the next couple of weeks and would love any pointers.

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Thanks Kevin. I really like the AE-1 but you are right. It is no me super. I have two complaints about the AE-1. The shutter exaggerates and it is a Shutter priority cam. The ME super is the exact opposite. Quiet shutter and Aperture priority.

As far as exposer goes, All credit to Steve. He is the one who did the grunt work to figure out the film. I shot this roll 1/3 of a stop over to de-saturate the colors a tad. (many will remember my guy with the red shirt) When I told SAMYS what I did with exposer, they said they found the same thing with the medium format guys, but had not done it on 35mm so I picked up some to run through my 645 that I have yet to use.
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