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09-09-2011, 09:42 AM   #6106
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
The grasshopper shot in particular is fantastic.
Thanks Ven,love to trade places for a 'crack' at those aircraft! really made the Tmax sing.
PK_Denver got it goin with the ektar & K1000 for sure.
Nester working his magic on that elite-chrome and kitty shots always a treat.

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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
Thanks Ven,love to trade places for a 'crack' at those aircraft! really made the Tmax sing.
Hey Bill, you know they say the grass is always greener elsewhere
I've been an aircraft engineer for the past 35 years so its not such a big thing for me. I was impressed by the Tmax @ 1600 though. I think someone else posted their shots with the same combo in this thread a couple of months ago which prompted me to to push the Tmax to 1600 rather than use the Neopan 1600 which I've got in my fridge. I'm glad I did because I think the grain is really controlled. I must try it at 3200 soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
push the Tmax to 1600 rather than use the Neopan 1600 which I've got in my fridge. I'm glad I did because I think the grain is really controlled. I must try it at 3200 soon.
Did a 'bang up' job on it Ven,really looks nice.Can I assume 'HC' as developer?
Neopan isnt a 'slouch' by any means,Tmax is amazing in its flexibilty.
Have 2 rolls now, 1-135 and 1-120 of Tmax 100.Searching the "world over"
for my yellow and green filters.Once found, think Im going to give it try.
Have some D-76 mixed,old enough were prudence might be best instead of
trying to do anything above 100 iso.Have 2 rolls of 100 legacy (135) too,
its "fair game" and sort of a test bench for Tmax and D-76.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
Did a 'bang up' job on it Ven,really looks nice.Can I assume 'HC' as developer?
Nope, I used Tmax developer. It was the first time I used it. Previously, when I push to 1600 and above, I used Microphen but its a powdered developer and it has a fairly short life when mixed so I was wasting a lot. Tmax is a liquid developer so I only mix what I need.

Most of the time I'm using D-76 for most films and Rodinal for APX 100 and Acros.

Re the Legacy 100.... I haven't used it but I believe its the Acros emulsion which absolutely rocks with Rodinal.

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Some 100 legacy that I cut into thirds and respooled onto re-usable catridges.
Gives 3-10 frame "play" rolls,sometimes 11 frames.Meter was set at 800 iso
on LX and exposed accordingly.Developed with 50% expired C41 first developer
and 50% D-76(1:1) for toltal of 120ml. Rotary processed 13 minutes @ 21.5(c)
on jobo CPE2. Had A70-210/4 on body,shot at F/5.6.With green filter on lens.
No doudt,as Vendee says...Rodinal "were its at" when shooting Acros stock
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so here I was, some Ultramax 400 in the Kiev 4, perfect photo situation: boardwalk and amusement park, sun setting beneath darker clouds... and either I loaded the thing wrong or the camera has a problem (probably I loaded it wrong, I hope)... the frame doesn't advance too well resulting in multiple exposures... at the end the rewind button doesn't release the film... but I have a dark bag. The results, depending on frame, aren't too bad. It looks like the film was mis-led and off the rails...


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^wow, a bit of a happy accident, I'd say. that's a pretty interesting photo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxk1000denver Quote
^fantastic! the first one is rather, umm, voyeuristic

couple new ones from me, Ektar 100 in my K1000...

Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7:

Vivitar 100mm Macro f/3.5 (the first shot is cropped a bit):
I have the exact same set up - you just convinced me to get some 35mm Ektar! Superb photos - well done.

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^thank you! the Ektar is very fine grain and the colors are nicely saturated. it seems to be heavy on the magenta when it's processed, so keep that in mind. I don't know where you do your film developing, but my lab said they have to take a lot of magenta out, and it still seems to be kinda heavy on that part of the spectrum. fine by me though!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
the frame doesn't advance too well resulting in multiple exposures...
This is a common issue with the Kiev. I don't remember the fix, but the good folk over at the rangefinder forum might be some help. Fortunately for me, the frame spacing for mine is spot on.


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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxk1000denver Quote
the colors are nicely saturated. it seems to be heavy on the magenta
In my experience, a magenta shift with Ektar 100 is the result of mild underexposure (-1 to 1.5 stops) and is very difficult to compensate for at scan time or in PP.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
This is a common issue with the Kiev. I don't remember the fix, but the good folk over at the rangefinder forum might be some help. Fortunately for me, the frame spacing for mine is spot on.


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Steve, I think I misloaded the damn thing, as the previous roll worked fine, and then the camera tells me she's doing fine after. It is a bit tricky with the loose take up spool and the way the back/bottom has to go on, I thought when I did it something may have slipped. And I was right.

The results are interesting though:

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Nesster, I'm loving the happy accidents. I understand the initial disappointment, but I hope you're enjoying the double/triple/quadruple exposures as much as I am. I've never done intentional multiple exposures, but your past two posts are pushing me in that direction.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
It is a bit tricky with the loose take up spool and the way the back/bottom has to go on, I thought when I did it something may have slipped. And I was right.
There is a trick to working with the loose take-up spool. IIRC, the camera was designed to work with either a take-up spool or a take-up canister. As a result, the spool, by itself, is not properly supported and easily gets off-kilter.

The solution is to sacrifice the round end pieces from a reusable cassette and super-glue one to each end of the take-up spool. The resulting assembly fits into the take-up area much better than the spool by itself and makes loading SOOOO much easier. Here is a snapshot of the exposed backside of my Kiev with a red arrow pointing to the modified take-up spool:




You have to work the top end around the springy thingy, but once in place, it is much more secure.

Note: I always like to point out the interesting vertical-run metal shutter. The curtain is made of interlocking segments to make a roll-up blind. Very complex and amazingly quiet and prone to failure due to broken fabric ribbons that drive the action.


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Some photos of Ipoh (Malaysia)

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converted to B/W as I got a odd blue cast from the film (poor storage/ expired/ xray/ scanner? )
















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