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05-30-2014, 06:44 PM - 1 Like   #9601
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Good shot with the Ektar. I don't have a Contax, and the few I saw at a swap meet didn't look very good quality. I understand they are not an easy fix.
Thanks Arnold.
Were they the Kyocera built autofocus cameras that you saw? They are very different from the original Zeiss Contax rangefinder cameras.
The G2 seems very well made, but they are very modern electronic cameras, so I imagine that they require an experienced technician to repair.

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Airplane Nose par Daiku San, on ipernity
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Contax G2 poor quality? Probably not an easy fix, but hardly flimsy build.
Well, as I said, I know nothing of the Contax series except that they were probably the first SLR with pentaprism. The models I saw at the swap meet were filthy and looked like they came out of a junk drawer and far beyond my ability to restore. Knowing they are held in high regard, I was a bit disappointed at a missed opportunity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EJMzagsfan Quote
The guy that owns the local camera store gave me a roll of Kodak E2oo slide film that I cross processed, (mostly so I didn't have to pay to send it off), but I'm happy with the results I will probably do the same again at some point. Shot with the Super program and A 50 1.2
Really nice results, it is so satisfying to see the real thing rather than an instagram app

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And my obligatory goat shot...Jack and his goatee


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I missed the goat -- that's a happy feeling shot.
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Pentax MX with K 50mm f1.2 on Natura 1600. I didn't really like this emulsion, I had to do a bit of post processing on it. Or maybe my scanning technique for this film isn't up to par...




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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Well, as I said, I know nothing of the Contax series except that they were probably the first SLR with pentaprism. The models I saw at the swap meet were filthy and looked like they came out of a junk drawer and far beyond my ability to restore. Knowing they are held in high regard, I was a bit disappointed at a missed opportunity.
Colton...sounds like it is time for a little G2 camera porn!


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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Really nice results, it is so satisfying to see the real thing rather than an instagram app [COLOR="Silver"]
Colton and Nesster thanks for the compliments, it is much appreciated. I was reluctant to cross-process for that very reason. In actual practice it was a lot less dramatic of a color shift than I thought it would be. I want to shot some of that film again and process it properly it seems like awesome stuff. I just bought an MX so I might have to shot a little cheaper than that until I get paid again.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Colton...sounds like it is time for a little G2 camera porn!


Steve
Something like this?


Contax G2 and Zeiss Planar 35/2
Photographed with a Pentax Spotmatic SPII and S-M-C Takumar 50/1.4 and Fuji Superia 200


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Something like this?
That looks beautiful, and in very good condition. I obviously need to read up more on the various models. This one looks very recent.
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I was asked to take portrait photos a week ago, here are few pics.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nuff Quote
I was asked to take portrait photos a week ago, here are few pics.

Pentax MX, K50mm f1.2
Very nice portraits.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Very nice portraits.

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Poppies on Main Street par Daiku San, on ipernity
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Thanks! Doing portraits on someone's request is a tough job. I don't envy working photographers one bit.

I have to say Portra 160 has very subdued colours, or is that due to the lens' low contrast?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nuff Quote
Thanks! Doing portraits on someone's request is a tough job. I don't envy working photographers one bit.

I have to say Portra 160 has very subdued colours, or is that due to the lens' low contrast?
Seconded. (And also seconded that those shots are lovely)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nuff Quote
Thanks! Doing portraits on someone's request is a tough job. I don't envy working photographers one bit.

I have to say Portra 160 has very subdued colours, or is that due to the lens' low contrast?
I agree, doing paid photo gigs is definitely hard work. I don't know that I'd ever want to be a wedding photog, and I admire those that do it well.

I think the colors are a result of a number of factors. Portra definitely has a more pastel like palette, and my scanning process makes for less contrasty scans. Those poppies were definitely a pale pink/red, and poppy greens are usually fairly pale. I don't know that I would say the lens is lacking in contrast, at least not yet. I've only shot three rolls so far, and there are so many variables involved in the final output. I think the Medalist shutter is sometimes sluggish, and the resultant over exposed images are lower contrast.

Here's one from a roll of Ektar I just finished in the Medalist.


Kodak Medalist II
Ektar 100/3.5
Kodak Ektar 100
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
I agree, doing paid photo gigs is definitely hard work. I don't know that I'd ever want to be a wedding photog, and I admire those that do it well.

I think the colors are a result of a number of factors. Portra definitely has a more pastel like palette, and my scanning process makes for less contrasty scans. Those poppies were definitely a pale pink/red, and poppy greens are usually fairly pale. I don't know that I would say the lens is lacking in contrast, at least not yet. I've only shot three rolls so far, and there are so many variables involved in the final output. I think the Medalist shutter is sometimes sluggish, and the resultant over exposed images are lower contrast.

Here's one from a roll of Ektar I just finished in the Medalist.


Kodak Medalist II
Ektar 100/3.5
Kodak Ektar 100
Epson V500
You might be right, the sky looks just fine and the Ektar shot is great too.
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