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08-17-2013, 11:18 PM - 1 Like   #8536
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08-18-2013, 01:06 AM   #8537
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentax_sam Quote
Yeah, I have a 50mm f/2. Thanks for the constructive criticism, I need a lot more of that to be honest, everyone else on the internet is like "Pretty!"... except they say that to everyone else too. I definitely agree with you, I was kind of uncomfortable with this camera at the time, and I actually didn't even know as much back then (like 2 months ago) as I do now. I overused the open-end of my aperture a LOT on that trip. To make things worse, I was using ISO400 film in extremely bright sunlight, I would have been better off bringing ISO200 film probably... plus I got cheap prints at walgreens, and scanned them with my cheap scanner. I kind of regret that haha.
Well that is good that are learning very fast. I think you will surprise yourself with every new film you do. Film requires more thought if one doesn't want to waste it, so it forces one to be more careful with each shot.
08-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #8538
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentax_sam Quote
To make things worse, I was using ISO400 film in extremely bright sunlight, I would have been better off bringing ISO200 film probably... plus I got cheap prints at walgreens, and scanned them with my cheap scanner.
I'd echo the comment about stopping the lens down a bit (f4 or 5.6 maybe), but re: the film comment, I think 200 speed is kinda the worst of both worlds. It's not fast enough for low light and an unnecessary compromise for bright light. At that speed you'd be better off with 100 or 160, or going up to 400. If I don't know what the light's going to be light I pick 400. If I'm outdoors I'll shoot something slower without fear (but will happily use 400, too). Treat yourself to some Ektar (100) or Portra (160, 400; even their 800 is great). You'll be amazed at the difference.

Another thing to consider, I also opt for cheap processing at my local Walgreens a lot of the time but I usually don't bother with prints. I just have them scan them their to a CD. I figure it's as least as good as my flatbed scanner at home. Here's an example of the fine folks at Walgreens work, developing and scanning cheap Lomo 800 (same as Fuji Press 800, I think):


More here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/232866-people-kira-pt-1-...heap-film.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
Treat yourself to some Ektar (100) or Portra (160, 400; even their 800 is great). You'll be amazed at the difference.
i agree with that : Portra have a very large range of usability. You can push it to 2 stops easily, and it don't need to be pulled.

This is portra 800, i did one thing after using my flatbed scanner is just moving one cursor : the one called "black" in photoshop / lightroom, because scanner seem to like when there is like a white overcast.


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To be honnest, i had ten pictures to do indoor, so i got Portra 800. i thought using it outdoor will waste it, too much light, and grain will be seen... My foot ! film is super clean, i plan on 20*30 or 30*40cm printing without the shadow of a doubt !


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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
To be honnest, i had ten pictures to do indoor, so i got Portra 800. i thought using it outdoor will waste it, too much light, and grain will be seen... My foot ! film is super clean, i plan on 20*30 or 30*40cm printing without the shadow of a doubt !
The first time I shot it I was amazed at the sharpness. Just beautiful.
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Digging into my old slides, I thought this was worth putting in here. It could really do with a better scan. Taken in 1961 with a Kodak Retinette 1A, Sydney at Warwick Farm car races.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
The first time I shot it I was amazed at the sharpness. Just beautiful.
Breathtakingly lovely shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
The first time I shot it I was amazed at the sharpness. Just beautiful.
Yes, the film is beautiful.

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Digging into my old slides, I thought this was worth putting in here. It could really do with a better scan. Taken in 1961 with a Kodak Retinette 1A, Sydney at Warwick Farm car races.
Love this!
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Digging into my old slides, I thought this was worth putting in here. It could really do with a better scan. Taken in 1961 with a Kodak Retinette 1A, Sydney at Warwick Farm car races.
Yes...awesome photo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
Another thing to consider, I also opt for cheap processing at my local Walgreens a lot of the time but I usually don't bother with prints. I just have them scan them their to a CD. I figure it's as least as good as my flatbed scanner at home. Here's an example of the fine folks at Walgreens work, developing and scanning cheap Lomo 800 (same as Fuji Press 800, I think):
Thanks for sharing that tidbit about Walgreens. I took my first roll of film (well, ever since I got a K1000; the roll of film was a Kodak Ultramax 400) to a local mom & pop photography store, and I was a bit disappointed with the results. For about $13-15, I got my negatives and a CD back with 1544px x 1024px photos @ 72 dpi. Can you tell us what's the average price you pay to develop your film at Walgreens and at what resolution they scan the photos at?

I have a roll of T-Max 100 that's almost finished, and I have 5 rolls of Portra 160 heading my way so I would like to know if I should just get my rolls developed at Walgreens. Thanks in advance for any info you can share.

And of course, I'll share some photos in this thread once I get some film developed.
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While I try to avoid WalMart I found myself in a local one so, while my wife shopped for something I wandered over to the photo department. Yes, they "do" film, in a manner of speaking. What you pick up is a CD with your images, and prints if ordered, and That's All, Folks! No negatives. I told the pleasant fellow working the counter that I found that terrible, and he, after looking around to see if any of the supervisors were nearby, agreed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grhazelton Quote
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What you pick up is a CD with your images, and prints if ordered, and That's All, Folks! No negatives.
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Hm, I wonder if there is legal recourse for stealing your intellectual property.
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