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05-19-2014, 03:48 AM   #9556
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
From September 2011.


Birch Trees par Daiku San, on ipernity

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Lovely shot Colton. Texture, color and composition.

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This is a really awesome thread, everyone - I'm so encourage to see film alive and well. I'll post some of my own soon (once they've had a once-over)

Over the last year, I've started shooting film properly for the first time (in a long time) - having got a K1000, I've fallen in love with it and with the process of shooting film. I felt like I learnt more in my first 36 film frames than I did in the previous 3600 digital ones! There's something honest, and organic about the process that I really love.

Processing, however, is an expensive wotsit. My first film got processed by Jessops in the UK, shortly before they went bust. That left me without any local photo labs (I'd been advised to avoid the 1-stop 24hr photo places if I cared about my images) so it's been quite a while since I've got any films developed. I had six sent off to Peak Imaging (in the UK) who have a very good reputation - 4.90 develop only on the films, and I have access to a Nikon film scanner at home. It'll be expensive for 6 films but not too bad! In all honesty, I'd quite like the prints as well, but they double the price and you have to store them somewhere.

Film. Still very much alive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogonastring Quote
This is a really awesome thread, everyone - I'm so encourage to see film alive and well. I'll post some of my own soon (once they've had a once-over) Over the last year, I've started shooting film properly for the first time (in a long time) - having got a K1000, I've fallen in love with it and with the process of shooting film. I felt like I learnt more in my first 36 film frames than I did in the previous 3600 digital ones! There's something honest, and organic about the process that I really love. Processing, however, is an expensive wotsit. My first film got processed by Jessops in the UK, shortly before they went bust. That left me without any local photo labs (I'd been advised to avoid the 1-stop 24hr photo places if I cared about my images) so it's been quite a while since I've got any films developed. I had six sent off to Peak Imaging (in the UK) who have a very good reputation - 4.90 develop only on the films, and I have access to a Nikon film scanner at home. It'll be expensive for 6 films but not too bad! In all honesty, I'd quite like the prints as well, but they double the price and you have to store them somewhere. Film. Still very much alive.
I have had some fairly good experience with photofactoryltd on eBay.co.uk - they charge 2.50 per roll with flat 1 shipping rate for all the rolls you send. The quality is good although I got one or twice a roll with frame cut at 3/4 - probably they use some sort of automated cutting and that didn't work well on one or two occasions.

I can also reccomend a guy nameisis from Latvia - I had 10+ rolls done and he's done nice job - no mistakes with cutting as he cuts by hand and he also does BW - for occasional use is nice, although I had once some sort of residues on few frames ( probably from not good enough washing or some chemicals ) - anyway he is very reliable and you can contact him and pay via paypal - the rates goes down to what he has up on eBay - but the turnaround is slow - even around a month to get the scans back - so only when you are not in rush and got many rolls to do.
The advantage of this guy is also that you can ask for a push/pull for 1-2 stops free of charge - sometime useful.

Those are two places where I send my rolls and overall - very pleased. Yeah film is very much alive !
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Cool, thanks for those - I actually saw photofactoryltd on eBay earlier today and wondered if they were any good!

I'll post back when I get my films back from Peak Imaging - from what I've heard and read from around the place, they're one of the last few very good professional photo labs left in the UK. The other recommendations I'd had were cheaper but less reliable or way more expensive...! (One place wanted 9 develop only, no scans or prints. Mental!)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
Lovely shot Colton. Texture, color and composition.
Thanks David.
I believe that you have the lens that I used to take that photo.
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These were taken with my K1000 on Agfa Vista 200 cheapie film. Scanned with V500. First shot with M 85mm f/2, the second with Sigma AF 24/2.8. No idea about the third.


Agfa 200, Edin April 2014, K1000 015a
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Agfa 200, Edin April 2014, K1000 019a
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Agfa 200, Edin April 2014, K1000 021a
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This is from my first roll through my recently acquired Kodak Medalist II.


On Eagle Mill Road par Daiku San, on ipernity

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Ektar 100/3.5
Kodak Portra 160
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
This is from my first roll through my recently acquired Kodak Medalist II.


On Eagle Mill Road par Daiku San, on ipernity

Kodak Medalist II
Ektar 100/3.5
Kodak Portra 160
Good to see that Medalist in use. Good results.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Thanks David.
I believe that you have the lens that I used to take that photo.
So I do, and it is in service now, too. Grateful to have it!
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Point of the Arches, 1965

shot by my father with his Nikomat on Ektachrome circa 1965, Shi Shi Beach, WA
scanned with the PIE PrimeFilm XE, and as usual looks much better on Flickr.


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Some more black and white stuff, Pentax MX and FA43/1.9.

Hopefully it works this time:


Coffee
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Snowy day
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Point of the Arches, 1965 shot by my father with his Nikomat on Ektachrome circa 1965, Shi Shi Beach, WA scanned with the PIE PrimeFilm XE, and as usual looks much better on Flickr.
Fantastic !! These smooth tones on the water and composition with these distant rocks (?) is just marvellous - your father truly knew how to take a great photo!


QuoteOriginally posted by Nuff Quote
Some more black and white stuff, Pentax MX and FA43/1.9. Hopefully it works this time:
Amazing shots there ! What film have you used ?
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I've just gotten my films back from Peak Imaging - amazingly fast! I can't believe how quickly they got them back (we're actually still inside the 2nd class window for them receiving them in the first place, at time of writing)
And, 30 for six films isn't too painful when I stop and think about it. Or indeed, when I stop and don't think about it! :-D

Having had a flip through the negatives, I've noticed a couple of things:

+ The light meter on my / the K1000 is excellent - all the shots seem to be correctly exposed, very evenly across all the films/lighting conditions. It's encouraging to know that I can actually trust it!
+ I've got a Praktica MTL-5 that I won sort-of-by-accident on eBay for 5 - when I got it, I noticed the light seal on the inside of the film door was in very poor condition, and true enough, there's a gentle light leak on the left of the frame. Also, the meter must be either more, or perhaps less centre weighted than the K1000. It would appear that I got the metering wrong on quite a few of the shots - albeit they were in challenging light (under shade but towards the setting sun). It's a learning process! I haven't scanned them all in yet and some look good, so maybe it was just that one time. Maybe expired Kodak film doesn't like strong sunlight...!
+ The film I shot on my other film camera, a Mamiya ZM, looks reasonably well exposed but slightly /reasonably under exposed, like from the Praktica. This is possibly where the expired film has become less sensitive, although it's interesting that the K1000 shots seem okay in terms of exposure. I guess we'll see when I get them all scanned in.
+ The shots from the Ilford B&W film look awesome!

I was opening the package and looking through the negatives sitting on the floor in my spare room and getting unreasonably excited by all this stuff. This is why I love film - there's something so honest about the process. It makes me excited to make, receive and work with images in a way that digital doesn't - even the 'failures' where I missed the exposure, become an opportunity for learning how to take photographs in those lighting conditions, rather than an opportunity to check the LCD and take another few shots.

Magical. I may even post some shots up here, if you're lucky and if I get around to it..! (It takes me a long time to turn stuff around ...) ;-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Point of the Arches, 1965

shot by my father with his Nikomat on Ektachrome circa 1965, Shi Shi Beach, WA
scanned with the PIE PrimeFilm XE, and as usual looks much better on Flickr.


This is really quite marvellous - what a beautiful photograph! The colour and light is so smooth and even. A beautiful image - I really love it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by manntax Quote
Amazing shots there ! What film have you used ?
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Thank you. From top to bottom it's Acros, Detal 3200 and Neopan 400. The developer detail for each film are in the links, just click the image.
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