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06-01-2010, 10:57 PM   #3181
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That is an interesting comment. The types of photos you get with the long lens is different as well. It is almost as if the interaction with the subject is important for the picture.

Yes. It is so impersonal and frankly creepy. I would say that I speak with 90% of the people I shoot normally, even if it is a simple, Hi, How are you. Something. But this long lens thing is simply not for me. I will stick to my 18-28mm lenses on aps-c and 28-40mm of film :-)

06-02-2010, 01:50 AM   #3182
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06-02-2010, 04:39 AM   #3183
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bbluesman: what kinds of films did you used?
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Vendee, I've had it for only about 5 days. And the early results are quite positive. I'm still getting to know the machine/software but I am pleased so far.
I too, would have wanted a V700 or better but couldn't afford it. I'd been using an HP film scanner from circa 2001, so the V500 seems to work at light speed to me.

The scanner works better than expected with 35mm film even though I had read some reports that were not too favorable with scanning this film format. But my scans of 35mm BW and color film ( some rolls from this year but the rest from as far back as 15 years) have produced good results for me. Much older color film have kinks I have to work with but I believe its more a factor of the film age and lack of care, than the V500.
Using 120, the scanner is simply fun. Everything has scanned properly.
The only downside, I see is that the film holders are not the best (something also mentioned by many reviewers) and I may invest in non-glare glass as an aid but that's for later.

I purchased the scanner mostly for 120 use but my results with 35mm has been a great bonus. Yeah, I'm pretty happy with it so far.
Hope this helps out.
Jools, it certainly does help. Thanks for that.

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To add to Jools' comments...

My wife bought a V500 Photo scanner as a Christmas gift for me, and it is excellent! I find it easy to use, fast (by comparison to the old Polaroid SprintScan 35mm film scanner I used since the 1990s), and the quality seems high to me. The only trick I have found is that with some negatives, the default automatic exposure adjustment was a little too extreme, so I went into the settings and set it to a less extreme amount, and sometimes I turn it off to manually adjust the curves. As was mentioned earlier about the V700, the film really needs to be flat, and usually with emulsion facing down for best results.

It's nice to be able to scan medium-format negatives also.

Here is a 35mm example taken with a K1000, Pentax-M 50mm f2.0, Kodak Tri-X @ ISO400 in D76 1:1, scanned at 2400 dpi to a .tif file, resize/sharpen for web posting.

Joe, really appreciate your input. The scan looks great too.
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There are some aftermarket holders for the V500 & 700 scanners but they are relatively expensive.
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bbluesman: what kinds of films did you used?
Fuji Superia 400

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Ferrania 100, ZX-L, FA 28-90 kit lens

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The red-capped yellow pipes make this shot <g>.

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Two rolls home from developing today so I'll share some pics as usual. All shot with a Pentax LX.

Velvia and K28/3.5 + polariser

Velvia and K50/1.2

Ektar and K28/3.5

Ektar and K50/1.2
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1950s Agfa Synchro Box, 3 to 5 year expired Fuji NPS 160

The photos are very soft at the edges but they look alright as a 6x9 contact print (which is why the camera has such a massive negative). Only 2 aperture choices - f/11 and something smaller, and a fixed shutter speed at 1/30. This is the camera that my grandparents used for most of their family photos in the '50s, '60s and '70s.

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Here's T-Max 400 in two different formats - 24x36 and 6x7:

Silhouettes (Pentax MZ-7, FA 50mm f/1.4)

Lamma Island #2 (Mamiya 7ii, 80mm f/4)


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