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03-12-2010, 10:18 PM   #2536
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Loving the B&W's Jason!

I'll add a couple from the same lens & Kodak BW400CN.



and I've posted the following on another thread before:



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QuoteOriginally posted by keyser Quote

and I've posted the following on another thread before:

I saw it in the other thread. Classic shot, the light and tones are fantastic!
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QuoteOriginally posted by keyser Quote
Loving the B&W's Jason!

I'll add a couple from the same lens & Kodak BW400CN.
Thanks keyser. What do you think of the BW400CN? I love the M50 f1.4.
As mentioned by Agnostic, that 2nd picture of yours is great, I like it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by goddo31 Quote
I always like the shots in this thread, and this page is no exception; very nice by everyone

Recently I was feeling 'adventurous' and wanted to shoot some film at my birthday, in low light. So I shot some cheap BW400CN at 1600iso for fun. Came out very very grainy, but there's some shots that I like:



Taken with ME Super, M50 f1.4 and kodak BW400CN @ 1600. Mostly at f1.4 or f2

I like the available light shots. I don't think there is anything all that "cheap" about BW400CN in any sense of the word--unless you buy it in a throwaway camera. (I have been shooting LegacyPro/Neopan at less than half the price of BW400CN) Your shots are a terrific example of what I was talking about earlier with that film being entirely different depending upon the exposure.

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I have to agree with that - BW400CN is not cheap except for its price! The two examples I gave above were straight scans from the minilab... no PP at all. It is super fine grained so as long as your lens can resolve enough detail, you'll have sharp, medium contrast pictures. Just don't think you can underexpose to up the contrast, you'll end up with lots of grain.
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QuoteOriginally posted by keyser Quote
I have to agree with that - BW400CN is not cheap except for its price! The two examples I gave above were straight scans from the minilab... no PP at all. It is super fine grained so as long as your lens can resolve enough detail, you'll have sharp, medium contrast pictures. Just don't think you can underexpose to up the contrast, you'll end up with lots of grain.

It is not even all that cheap in price. Adorama price for BW400CN--36 exp $4.29; for Tmax TMY 400--$3.89, and the B&W ISO 400 choices go down in price from there to Tri-X and Neopan 400. I guess all the Kodaks are a bit cheaper than the Ilford offerings at that store, though. Then, there is processing...
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Tri-X

I'm enjoying the ISO400 B&W shots here too!

This week I exercised the old K1000 & Pentax-M 50mm f2.0 lens, 400TX processed in D76 1:1. My second roll done in the bathroom, after not processing my own film for about 25 years. This roll came out better than the first, but still working on the process - part of which is learning the best way to use my new Epson V500 scanner. I found that the auto exposure option tends to push the contrast too far and blow highlights, so it's better to manually set the scanner histogram to catch the full range of details.

Pictures of an old steam locomotive, Engine 1501, on display at a local park.











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QuoteOriginally posted by keyser Quote
I have to agree with that - BW400CN is not cheap except for its price! The two examples I gave above were straight scans from the minilab... no PP at all. It is super fine grained so as long as your lens can resolve enough detail, you'll have sharp, medium contrast pictures. Just don't think you can underexpose to up the contrast, you'll end up with lots of grain.
Here in Perth it's quite a lot cheaper to buy (and easier to find) than Tri-X or Neopan or anything else really. Plus the processing is a lot cheaper. This is also the first time that I have had this film processed by the pro lab that I go to - I think part of my preconception about it being 'cheap' comes from dodgy photo shop scans! Shots like your dodge truck certainly show me how good it can be.



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QuoteOriginally posted by goddo31 Quote
Here in Perth it's quite a lot cheaper to buy (and easier to find) than Tri-X or Neopan or anything else really. Plus the processing is a lot cheaper. This is also the first time that I have had this film processed by the pro lab that I go to - I think part of my preconception about it being 'cheap' comes from dodgy photo shop scans! Shots like your dodge truck certainly show me how good it can be.
Interesting how that is different in different parts of the world. These days, I've been shooting the heck out of LegacyPro (rebranded Fuji Neopan) for $1.50 per 36 and souping it myself for less than $1.00 a roll. When I shoot a roll of one of the chromogenic BW films, it is a splurge at about than 3 times that total price.

I shot XP1 in the old days by the long roll. There was nothing cheap about the results. The Ilford version of C41 was not difficult either.
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LR3 print to file

I have just installed LR3 beta to check the new printing option that make it really easy to print several different photos on the same page.



This is a pretty cool feature.

ps: Across 100

ANd one more Across 100



Cheers,

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Cool shots. I stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in walking distance of Lighthouse Park about a year ago. I'd dig out a shot or two for comparison, but they'd have to go on the D side of the forum.
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Here is one from this morning, at a farm not too far away. This scan is reduced for uploading, but the original shows what the Pentax 645 is capable of rendering.
Pentax 645/TMax 100 in HC110


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Here are a few more Fuji 200 shots.
All three MZ-L, FA 50/1.4








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Love the rhodendrums and the dog, Swift.
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Love the rhodendrums and the dog, Swift.
Thanks Tuco.

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