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06-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #721
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My PP skills are not good.
I know you'd rather avoid it, but any decent noise-reduction software, such as Neat Image, will fix those scans. It looks to me like chroma noise (coloured speckling) from the scanning, not the film itself. This is easily rectified, virtually without any loss of detail.

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I know you'd rather avoid it, but any decent noise-reduction software, such as Neat Image, will fix those scans. It looks to me like chroma noise (coloured speckling) from the scanning, not the film itself. This is easily rectified, virtually without any loss of detail.
Thank you. I have heard of Neat Image. I will take a look.
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Thanks a lot guys! I'm really enjoying shooting in the evening, and I'm very happy with the results I get from pushing Fomapan 400.

I like the Chinatown shots jg, but boy, is that fuji 800 grainy!

And a few more pushed Fomapan. ( I can't stop)
Your shots are quite inspirational .

It just goes to show, its all in "The Eye": you can find subject matter everywhere: if you can only "see" it.

Great, thanks.
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A while back, I had made a comment on a different thread that I felt it was a waste of money to buy black and white film because with Color film, you can simply convert it. Well I was wrong about that. There is a difference. A huge difference. Anyway, I really am Liking the Ilford films.

Here are a couple three.
Ilford xp2 400, SP2 with Super Tak 35F/3.5






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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
A while back, I had made a comment on a different thread that I felt it was a waste of money to buy black and white film because with Color film, you can simply convert it. Well I was wrong about that. There is a difference. A huge difference. Anyway, I really am Liking the Ilford films.
I recall seeing that post and biting my tongue (err, keyboard).

If I'm going to shoot C41 B&W, XP2 is my choice. BW400CN does a good job and is much easier to get, but XP2 just has a higher quality feel.

So now that you have a taste you gotta go for the real deal and get some genuine silver halide. It's like the difference between a can of Coke from the vending machine and a fresh fountain draft. Of course, then you're gonna want to start processing your own film too because there's nothing quite as sweet as hanging fresh negs up to dry...
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One of the only reasons to shoot film IMO is black and white. Back in the days when there was only film, I was with Javier's original statement. The reason is I was shooting film as my only option and then scanning it. Today film is a choice, and black and white has it's own character. Of course Provia 100F does look great on 645.

No desire to process black and white, as easy as it is I'm sure, processing E6 is about as hard as I like. And yeah, seeing those Fuji Chromes hanging to dry is a magical thing!







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Mountain Vision, number two is a masterpiece!
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Mountain Vision, number two is a masterpiece!
I have to agree that is a very strong shot.

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Your shots are quite inspirational .

It just goes to show, its all in "The Eye": you can find subject matter everywhere: if you can only "see" it.

Great, thanks.
Thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
A while back, I had made a comment on a different thread that I felt it was a waste of money to buy black and white film because with Color film, you can simply convert it. Well I was wrong about that. There is a difference. A huge difference. Anyway, I really am Liking the Ilford films.
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I recall seeing that post and biting my tongue (err, keyboard).

If I'm going to shoot C41 B&W, XP2 is my choice. BW400CN does a good job and is much easier to get, but XP2 just has a higher quality feel.

So now that you have a taste you gotta go for the real deal and get some genuine silver halide. It's like the difference between a can of Coke from the vending machine and a fresh fountain draft. Of course, then you're gonna want to start processing your own film too because there's nothing quite as sweet as hanging fresh negs up to dry...
There are tonalities of certain b&w films that you simply don't get through pp. And regarding hanging up negs to dry, I second that. It's a lot of fun!

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One of the only reasons to shoot film IMO is black and white. Back in the days when there was only film, I was with Javier's original statement. The reason is I was shooting film as my only option and then scanning it. Today film is a choice, and black and white has it's own character. Of course Provia 100F does look great on 645.

No desire to process black and white, as easy as it is I'm sure, processing E6 is about as hard as I like. And yeah, seeing those Fuji Chromes hanging to dry is a magical thing!
I like that first shot.
And how can you say processing b&w is hard? Get some diafine with a suitable film and it's as easy as it gets!

Here's some Rollei Retro 100 (Agfa APX 100) in Amaloco AM74:







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I recall seeing that post and biting my tongue (err, keyboard).

If I'm going to shoot C41 B&W, XP2 is my choice. BW400CN does a good job and is much easier to get, but XP2 just has a higher quality feel.

So now that you have a taste you gotta go for the real deal and get some genuine silver halide. It's like the difference between a can of Coke from the vending machine and a fresh fountain draft. Of course, then you're gonna want to start processing your own film too because there's nothing quite as sweet as hanging fresh negs up to dry...
Oh, please, when I am out in left field, let me know. I am wrong far more often than I am right I am dogmatic in very few things..I have no problem admitting when I am wrong.

There really is a difference.
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One of the only reasons to shoot film IMO is black and white. Back in the days when there was only film, I was with Javier's original statement. The reason is I was shooting film as my only option and then scanning it. Today film is a choice, and black and white has it's own character. Of course Provia 100F does look great on 645.

No desire to process black and white, as easy as it is I'm sure, processing E6 is about as hard as I like. And yeah, seeing those Fuji Chromes hanging to dry is a magical thing!

This is a masterpiece Justin!.
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Oh, please, when I am out in left field, let me know. I am wrong far more often than I am right I am dogmatic in very few things..I have no problem admitting when I am wrong.

There really is a difference.
Sometimes words won't convince even the most hopeful of listener. Sometimes you just gotta experience it for yourself.

Heck, 30-odd years ago when my dad first put a camera in my hands I *couldn't wait* for the day he'd let me put a cartridge of "real film" (color) into my instamatic. Now in my fourties, I look forward to every frame of B&W that comes out of my two film bodies.

Sometimes I wish I'd taken photography more seriously as a kid and wonder what might have happened if I had. But in the end I am who I am and I learned everything I have in life because of the path I took and I wouldn't want to change that even if I could.
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Hi Guys.
I posted this in the street thread, but wanted to post it here also.

Here is perhaps one of my most favorite captures. I took this On Monday while packing my gear to go home. I looked out the back window of my truck anD there it was. A perfectly framed image that shows the joy of a couple in love

I took this with my Spotmatic SP2, super tak 35F/3.5 and Ilford XP-2 400 film.
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Talking about the right moment, the right place and the right exposure...!!! WOW!!

I like the grains, too.

QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Hi Guys.
I posted this in the street thread, but wanted to post it here also.

Here is perhaps one of my most favorite captures. I took this On Monday while packing my gear to go home. I looked out the back window of my truck anD there it was. A perfectly framed image that shows the joy of a couple in love

I took this with my Spotmatic SP2, super tak 35F/3.5 and Ilford XP-2 400 film.
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