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06-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #961
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Javier, I love the second one in the cliff with water. Awesome shot would look great hanging on my living room wall.
Thank you very much. That was a second effort on that one and was happy with it.

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The dread Fuji Superia X-tra 400, the CVS scans were very red, saturated, and too contrasty for my taste. I had to tone down the red channel to get a more reasonable balance. But this film was the cheapest ASA 400 B&W carried - all in all, I'd rather use UltraMax.



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I think this is one of the best shots I've ever taken:



This is at the end of a protest march for the Stolen Generation (and Aboriginal rights in general) during the dark days of Howard.

In the foreground are two Aboriginal people, and, in the background, is the statue of Queen Victoria. Draped around the base of the statue, appearing between the heads of the two people, is the Aboriginal flag.

Neopan Acros, Perceptol, Contax G2 with 45mm Planar (GOD do I love that lens.)

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some shots on Fuji Provia






and converted to B&W in Lightroom
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Nice image and great job on the pp
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I think this is one of the best shots I've ever taken:

I can see why. Nice job and really great use of the gray scale.
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Nesster, I know what mean regarding the 400 fuji xtra. i have a fridge full of it, some 50 rolls I got for $2.00 each and I finding that because of the crazy reds, it converts over to black and white nicely. Now in saying that, I like your results. nice and sharp and very smooth grain.

By the way, what lens and aperture did you shoot the image of the drummer with. The DOF is fantastic and pretty sharp straight through? Where you using hyperfocal?

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By the way, what lens and aperture did you shoot the image of the drummer with. The DOF is fantastic and pretty sharp straight through? Where you using hyperfocal?
That's the Nikkor 35/2 probably at f/11 though I focused on the drummer.

Thats's still the superia xtra, as is the following, which probes the other 'defect' of this 35/2: the ghosties in night images. Or so Ken Rockwell complains.



All in all, the Nikon kit is beautifully made and I love using it, but I can't help thinking a good SMC Pentax f/2 would be a bit better... of course no lens or camera is perfect so everything brings its own feel.

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ok, here's very first try with slide in MF. all shots taken with Kiev 80, Vega 90/2.8 + Zodiak 30/3.5, on 2006. expired Provia 400X, scanned on Canon 8400F.












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Ektar! Ektar! Ektar! Ektar does subtle!

Just got finished scanning the first roll that I sent to the local pro lab rather than to Costco, Target, or some other cheapo mini-lab. Wow am I impressed these look pretty good! Looking at the negs, I learned at least one more thing about the film.
It is definitely daylight balanced...
I also had my suspicions confirmed...good processing is essential. This stuff is fussy about soup.

I would also suggest the viewer note the absence of the "awful red" that seems to characterize some images from this film. #5 is close, but not as bad as the worst roll I had done at Costco (Costco? Are you listening?)

Here are a few of the better ones, some PP, but not a whole lot:

#1


#2


#3


#4


#5


#6


#7


Sorry about all the photos...I just got carried away. Please note that #5 is a peony in fairly deep shade. Very difficult lighting and a very difficult color to capture accurately. The rendering is not quite 100%, but still not bad.

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Steve, I need to say that I am truly impressed by the quality of these images you posted.
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Steve, I need to say that I am truly impressed by the quality of these images you posted.
Woo! Hoo! I finally got Javier's highly coveted thumbs up!



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Wow! lots of nice new shots posted!

My new compact point and shoot, a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 (1937-41) with a 35mm film canister for size comparison. The amazing thing is that this thing takes 120 size medium format rollfilm to produce 6x4.5 negatives! Must be one of the smallest medium format cameras ever built. Still have to try it, it arrived today.



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Shot on my other Zeiss Ikon Nettar folder (6x6 guestimation everything! )



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I'm into the folders big time, and I'm seriously envious of your camera. That's fantastic, the results are awesome
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