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10-18-2010, 09:20 PM   #4141
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Wonderful collection of shots on that last page!
Honourable mention to Pepijn - always like to see your shots. Great B&W by everyone too.
But all I seem to have is colour...

Super Program, Ektar 100



Super Program, M135 f/3.5 Ektar 100



This one I'm not all that happy with, but I thought it was interesting how the blue haze is very obvious from a certain distance to infinity.
Super Program, M50 f/1.4??, Ektar 100



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Why Many of Us Really Miss Panatomic-X

Tuco has probably been wondering what happened to the two rolls of vintage Panatomic-X that he sent me some months back. Well, here are a few shots from the first roll to demonstrate why some of us have a special place in our hearts for this film. In many ways it was the Kodachrome of B&W.


Cape Disappointment Light



Puget Island Ferry Ramp


I believe this is the last scheduled ferry running on the lower Columbia River. It runs between Puget Island near Cathlamet, Washington and Westport on the Oregon shore.


Morning on the River


Taken shortly after daybreak in the Columbia River Gorge.


Skybridge Fisheye



For those of you that are curious, Panatomic-X was THE fine grain Kodak film back-in-the-day. It is characterized by extremely fine grain (almost as fine as Technical Pan) and the ability to hold both shadow and highlight detail with appropriate processing. In my opinion, it was just about perfect for architectural and landscape work. These shots were exposed at EI 64 (twice box speed) and processed in Edwal FG-7 1:15 for 10 minutes at 70 F. Thirty seconds initial agitation followed by five seconds every thirty seconds.

Thank you again Tuco! The second roll is about half finished...


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
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Thank you again Tuco! The second roll is about half finished...

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You're welcome.
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Thanks to member billmcf, I acquired a vast amount of expired color slide film. Mostly Fuji Provia 100F and 400F. I shot a test roll and sent it off for E6 processing to see how the colors turn out and I should be getting that back in the next few days. In the mean time, I figured this would be the perfect time to give cross processing a try. I talked to the guys where I get my C-41 film processed and they said they would do it for no extra charge so II put a roll of 100F in my MZ-L and quickly (a couple days) did some test shots and then got it processed.

Here are some of the results. All shot with MZ-L and FAJ 18-35mm













It's kinda fun how it turns out, I wouldn't want to do it all the time though. The ultrawide lens makes it look pretty cool too.

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One more from the cross precessed Provia roll.


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This is Kodak High Definition 400 in a Ricoh XR-1, through a M 50/4 macro.

Mmmm, plum.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
This is Kodak High Definition 400 in a Ricoh XR-1, through a M 50/4 macro.

Mmmm, plum.
Nice photo, cute kid, tasty plum!

How do you like your XR-1? I have the XR-2s as well as the Pentax KX and have been struck with how similar the two cameras are in appearance. The XR-1, IIRC also has almost identical features to the KX except for the following on the Ricoh:
  • Vertical run shutter
  • Higher sync speed
  • Split-image/Microprism focus screen
  • Multiple Exposure
The Pentax, for its part has:
  • True MLU (I suspect that the self timer might provide that functionality)
  • SPD metering as opposed to CdS
  • ISO 6400 as opposed to 3200
  • Traditional all-metal construction



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Pentax KX, Tamron Adaptall-2 103a, Ilford XP2

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A few from the Zorki 4K

CBA strikes again! Fortunately, I am no longer unemployed and have an income stream again. So what does one do? One buys cameras. Here are a few from the second test roll for my recently acquired Zorki 4K (Russian rangefinder)...

Construction Crane

Zorki 4K, KMZ Jupiter-8 50/2, Legacy Pro 100 @ EI 160, Edwal FG-7 1:15 for 15 minutes at 70 F

I noticed when I posted this that there is some faint banding on the left margin. Lazy/hesititant trailing shutter curtain? Oh well, that is why we shoot test rolls.


Evening's Railing

Zorki 4K, KMZ Jupiter-8 50/2, Legacy Pro 100 @ EI 160, Edwal FG-7 1:15 for 15 minutes at 70 F


Why a Zorki? It is the least expensive route into the Leica-compatible rangefinder world. Though, if the truth be known, the intent is to build frustration to justify buying a Bessa R3A at some point

For those who are interested, there is a photo of the camera here


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Steve, nice to see you with CBA again Those Zorkis are nice - I bought a Fed 3 instead, as when I was trying them out at the camera show, the Zorki view finders were great but on the two I tried the rf patch was very faint. The Fed has a cramped vf but the rf patch is obvious.

Here's medicine against the Bessa lust: Jupiter 12, a Biotar copy where the rear element gets very close to the shutter curtain. No room for one of those newfangled TTL meter gizmos








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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
...Here's medicine against the Bessa lust: Jupiter 12, a Biotar copy where the rear element gets very close to the shutter curtain. No room for one of those newfangled TTL meter gizmos
I am planning on getting a J-12 as soon as I get the body woes figured out. I also got a Kiev 4AM that is going back to Fedka for a repacement (bad rangefinder calibration...no infinity focus). Hopefully I am wrong about the lazy shutter on the Zorki.

What kind of 35mm viewfinder is that atop your FED? I will be needing something like that if I get the J12.


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Steve, it's a generic Tele-Wide that seems to frame well enough for the 35mm. I think ones from 70s fixed lens rangefinder aux lens sets will work OK too...
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Nice photo, cute kid, tasty plum!

How do you like your XR-1? I have the XR-2s as well as the Pentax KX and have been struck with how similar the two cameras are in appearance. The XR-1, IIRC also has almost identical features to the KX except for the following on the Ricoh:
  • Vertical run shutter
  • Higher sync speed
  • Split-image/Microprism focus screen
  • Multiple Exposure
The Pentax, for its part has:
  • True MLU (I suspect that the self timer might provide that functionality)
  • SPD metering as opposed to CdS
  • ISO 6400 as opposed to 3200
  • Traditional all-metal construction



Steve
Thanks Steve! I like the XR-1 a lot. It does have MLU, with the self timer, which is a nice plus - none of my other film bodies has it (I have never been able to get my MX to do it). And the construction is darn solid. I bought it for the lens attached, and yet have grown to like it a lot, to the point where I sold my K1000 to make room in the drawer. Might sell the MX too, not sure. I used to have an XR-7, which I liked a lot, but found the meter a little hard to read. The XR-1 is much easier for me. Do you have a winder for your XR-2s? Ii would take one, right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
Do you have a winder for your XR-2s? Ii would take one, right?
I do! And one for the XR7 as well. I should probably qualify that a little. I was getting a winder for my Super Program and saw that KEH had the Ricoh Winder 1 as well. Both are in transit to my house and will be here early next week. Hopefully they will be quieter than the Winder 2 on the XR7. That thing could wake the dead!

Sounds like your XR-1 is a real winner. I will have to remember to get me one for when the electronic cameras die.


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After the P3n purchase I was purchased a RICOH XR-2s with Promaster Auto 2.8; 28mm, Quantray Auto Zoom 3.8, 85-210, Vivitar Zoom 3.5, 35-70mm for $50.00. As I was pulling the cash out the lady selling asked if I might be interested in another camera. I said sure. She pulled out a SIGMA SA-1 with a Sigma Auto Zoom Master 2.8~4, 35-70mm. I asked how much and she said $10.00. I think the $60.00 is the best buy I've had since this madness started. I really need to take them out for a walk.
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