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06-15-2010, 07:25 PM   #3271
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Mohawks on 5th St.

Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. Found out later that a local club was having an old school punk night.

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06-15-2010, 10:48 PM   #3272
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goddo31, since there are not very many car enthusiasts on it seems like you get looked over. I absolutely love your skyline.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FlannelSpoon Quote
... I absolutely love your skyline.
Make that two of us!
06-16-2010, 12:33 AM   #3274
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
I changed my mind about my scanner choice about a dozen times. I couldn't afford/justify a Coolscan V or a Epson V700 because I will continue to wet print my best stuff but I hate doing wet contact prints. I found that contact sheets in 35mm were too small to judge the quality of the shot and also it was a waste of expensive photo paper. So I wanted something that would give me a quick low res substitute for the contact sheet. I also wanted to be able to produce scans that were good enough for web use.

I was going to go for the Epson V500 but I was worried about how the holder would handle curly negs. I had read of some V500 owners having to buy a custom holder with ANR glass, just to keep the negs flat. I shoot APX100/Retro 100 quite a bit and that produces negs which curl quite a bit.

So in the end, I went for the Plustek V7500i which seems to produce very good quality scans but the downside is that it doesn't have the batch scan capability that a flatbed scanner has. My 7500i only cost about 20% more than the Epson V500 would have done so I'm happy with my decision.
Fair enough, your approach makes sense. I was looking at the plusteks too, but the lack of batch scanning killed it for me. Looks like they have very good resolution though. I think the Epson V500 and V700 share the same 35mm film holder, or it's at least quite similar. I have the V700 and curly negs is a bit of a problem.

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Hi Folks,
Sorry for the long post and crappy photos. I shot these while riding around on my bike. I rode about 20 miles this day and I was done...Actually, to be honest, I called my wife to pick me up as I was too tired to make it home. She was tempted to leave me there.
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I don't think you should call your pics crappy Javier, that would be unfair on them Seriouslly, I always find your shots interesting, wouldn't mind visiting LA one day. Do you like using the M50 f/1.4?

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goddo31, since there are not very many car enthusiasts on it seems like you get looked over. I absolutely love your skyline.
QuoteOriginally posted by Vertex Ninja Quote
Make that two of us!
Thanks guys I think there are quite a few car enthusiasts on the PF, but maybe not too many in the film section. I do think my car looks best on film, particularly Ektar 100:



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I don't seem to use wides much, but I do like them.

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Free wind, eh? LOL

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I don't think you should call your pics crappy Javier, that would be unfair on them Seriouslly, I always find your shots interesting, wouldn't mind visiting LA one day. Do you like using the M50 f/1.4?
Thanks a bunch. I have a lot mostly don't like relationship with that lens. I think it has to do more with focal length though. I have atleast ten 50's and they are all pretty much the same same to me. I prefer the M40 that is one of my favs.
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For those wondering if the DA 40mm F2.8 is any good on film (Pentax ZX-L and Kodak Portra 160VC - no cropping, most likely shot wide open):



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I wish I could afford it. New Pentax gear is just way too expensive nowadays. It was relatively affordable back when I bought the K10D :/ Terrific shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote


About 5 miles into downtown L.A. I called home and called my wife to pick me up. I was done and worst of all, I forgot to bring an extra roll of film.
I hate it when that happens. Sometimes, after a while with the DSLR, I find myself getting wasteful. Nice shots, Javier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Thanks a bunch. I have a lot mostly don't like relationship with that lens. I think it has to do more with focal length though. I have atleast ten 50's and they are all pretty much the same same to me. I prefer the M40 that is one of my favs.
Interesting to hear your thoughts. I only have one 50mm at this stage, being the M50 f/1.4. But it's my favourite and most used lens on film so far. I do feel there are occasions when the 50 is a tad too long, so I think I can see where you're coming from with the M 40. Maybe I just want an FA43Ltd :ugh:

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For those wondering if the DA 40mm F2.8 is any good on film (Pentax ZX-L and Kodak Portra 160VC - no cropping, most likely shot wide open):
That's a great shot, well done. The DA40 looks perfect in this shot.

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Free wind, eh? LOL
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haha! I'm pretty sure the sign is meant to say "FREE WOOD" !

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I hate it when that happens. Sometimes, after a while with the DSLR, I find myself getting wasteful. Nice shots, Javier.
I am like this too. Sometimes I also seem to get addicted to the sound of the shutter and waste shots. Hard to find a happy medium sometimes.

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Nice shot Jason, love the colors. I didn't have much luck the first time I tried Ektar so I haven't tried it since. All the great shots people are posting make me want to try it again.
I also love your Skyline, one of my all time favs is the R32 GT-R.

Here's a self portrait I did using the selftimer on the SV. Not a great shot but was fun to do.

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Colton, thanks for the comments on my Ektar shot and the Skyline.
I would recommend you give Ektar 100 another go, I feel I am just starting to get the hang of it more and really like it. Now that I do my own scanning, I have got a hint of how fine the grain is and how much detail the film can resolve. It does seem impressive to my (inexperienced) eyes.

This is the closest I have got to a self portrait so far:
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I took a short trip to Old Town St. Charles Missouri today, lugged 3 cameras, my K110D, a Ricoh KR 5 Super, and a Kodak Retina IIa, both film cameras were loaded with Kodak BW400CN, my first time shooting B & W film.

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@Stratman, nice job with that Retina IIa. I have one, but I've only manage to run two or three rolls of film through it. Looks like it's time to give it another shot. I'm not in love with the viewfinder on mine and focusing is a real chore. If I'm going out for fun. Shots of the bicycles reminded me of Agnostic's photos.

@Jason and Swift1 (Colton) - enjoying the self-portraits guys - nice to have faces to go with the names. I'll have to keep that in mind while I'm out shooting this weekend. Jason, I've got a former student who's currently in Perth and is posting some of his digital point-and-shoot shots on facebook. Fun to see the local vs. tourist/photog vs. snapshooter difference in your shots <g>.

@Javier, sounds like it was a helluva bike ride, but you got some nice shots out of the deal (and so did we). You should really cut your photos (and yourself) a break. I'll second Jason's comments - fun to see L.A. from your perspective and vantage point. I've never been, but now I've got a pretty good idea of what some of it looks like.

@Jussi, lucky you w/ Spring Awakenings <g>. I'm sure the Wedekind play is great, but I'm definitely not sold on the music in the show. Keep hoping for something as epic as Berg's "Lulu" (inspired by other Wedekind plays) and am consistently let down. Nice photo, though, on what looks like a beautiful day in the city.

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