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06-03-2014, 07:05 AM   #9616
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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.


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Beautiful poppies with the Medalist. Anyone have any more questions regarding the sharpness of the lens? As for working pro photogs...I agree 100%. I would hate to be put on the spot and having to produce on demand. Those that do are a special breed and I respect them immensely.


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In the spirit of floral Ektar goodness sharing...


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Colton, it makes my heart glad to see a Medalist in use

For an even greater hair-shirt experience, here's one from my National Graflex loaded with Portra 400



and one from the same roll I may have posted before...


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Beautiful poppies with the Medalist. Anyone have any more questions regarding the sharpness of the lens? As for working pro photogs...I agree 100%. I would hate to be put on the spot and having to produce on demand. Those that do are a special breed and I respect them immensely.


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Thanks Steve.

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Colton, it makes my heart glad to see a Medalist in use

For an even greater hair-shirt experience, here's one from my National Grafex loaded with Portra 400
Jussi, the Medalist is an amazing camera and is my current favorite.
Those Grafex SLRs are pretty awesome cameras too. I like the bow shot.

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I prefer Fuji 160NS to Portra 160, but I did get some nice results from using the Portra in an old Zeiss Ikon 6x6 folder from the 50s. Nicer than I got with my much newer Pentax 645. This has lead me to the tentative conclusion that Portra 160 results are better from older, lower-contrast lenses.
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Speaking of paid gigs, my wife will be graduating from nursing school next week, so she asked me to take some graduation portraits of her. Not a paid gig, but still very stressful, especially since I didn't have help and so she had to wind the camera for me


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Stunning portrait, Colton. You put that 67 to good use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Speaking of paid gigs, my wife will be graduating from nursing school next week, so she asked me to take some graduation portraits of her. Not a paid gig, but still very stressful, especially since I didn't have help and so she had to wind the camera for me


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Nice work Colton, and Congratulations! You both did--and do--very well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
wife will be graduating from nursing school next week
Extend my congratulations to your wife! Good work! Good photo too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Stunning portrait, Colton. You put that 67 to good use.
QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
Nice work Colton, and Congratulations! You both did--and do--very well.
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Extend my congratulations to your wife! Good work! Good photo too!
Thanks everyone.
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Awesome photo.
Nice work Phil.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Awesome photo.
Nice work Phil.
Thanks Colton!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Speaking of paid gigs, my wife will be graduating from nursing school next week, so she asked me to take some graduation portraits of her. Not a paid gig, but still very stressful, especially since I didn't have help and so she had to wind the camera for me


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MMMMMMMM.... reala-GREEN. Love it. And congrats to her from me as well. My lady is about to do the commencement walk for her law degree from UW (been a lonnnnnnng 3 yrs - and her reward now is starting prep study course for the BAR)
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
MMMMMMMM.... reala-GREEN. Love it. And congrats to her from me as well. My lady is about to do the commencement walk for her law degree from UW (been a lonnnnnnng 3 yrs - and her reward now is starting prep study course for the BAR)
Thank you, and congrats to your lady as well.
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