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09-10-2014, 06:17 AM   #10006
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Although the equipment was often not that bad. I saw a documentary a few weeks ago regarding early photography in Southern Oregon and was amazed at the the quality of the images originally captured on glass-plates. To view the documentary online:
Indeed... The most amazing, detailed, 3-D landscape I've ever seen was a large contact print from a glass negative from the late 1800s... Timothy O'Sullivan may have been the photographer, maybe another. It was a view across a forested canyon with a house in the distance... and no matter how close I looked I found more detail rather than grain/noise/distortion. It was astounding. I saw this at the Met, I highly recommend if there are such large format glass plate images nearby to go see them.

Nah it was Carleton E. Watkins http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/phws/hd_phws.htm

something like this - using a 22x18 camera!




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Thanks for sharing the link. I have seen prints of several of the photos in the slide show and they are spectacular. It helps that they were taken just a few miles from my home


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Well, seeing as I bought a Spotmatic last week I thought I'd put up a shot from the first film through it - a roll of expired Superia 400.

How do you guys scan? I have an old Canon 600f with the 35mm film insert, but the scans appear to be ridiculously grainy compared with the prints provided by the lab, is this just 'how it is'?


Spotmatic F Superia 400 SMC Tak 50/1.4 @ 1.4 1/60
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben78 Quote
Spotmatic F Superia 400 SMC Tak 50/1.4 @ 1.4 1/60
That is a very fine picture with good colours.

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Sometimes it's nice to step out of that SLR comfort zone. I picked up a Pentax Espio 928 compact in a charity shop for 4 a couple of weeks ago and ran a roll of Ektar 100 through it. It's capable of some nice results for a plastic baby and has a few useful features, including multiple exposures and a landscape facility that automatically focuses the lens to infinity.





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A couple of my favorite shots from my sister's dress fitting, shot on a Mamiya 645 Pro TL and 80mm/2.8 on Kodak Portra 160 (loving the skin tones!) with bounced flash from a Sunpak 622 (That's a HEAVY combo! After this shoot, I decided to get an Op/Tech dual harness to take that load off of my neck, and it seems to work nicely.)



And any thoughts/feedback would be appreciated, as I'm still new to medium format.

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A few more from my last roll, Agfa Vista Plus 200, Pentax Z-1P:



K24/2.8 wide-open



K24 @ f/11



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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben78 Quote
How do you guys scan? I have an old Canon 600f with the 35mm film insert, but the scans appear to be ridiculously grainy compared with the prints provided by the lab, is this just 'how it is'?
I have (sadly) a couple of ridiculously expensive film scanners. The good news is that the alignment of quality and price for scanners is at a fairly reasonable range at present.


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Very cool photograph. Great composition. I love the juxtaposition of textures in the lines. Good seeing.
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It's been a while since my last post. I finally shot through a roll, and got the results from the lab. These are on Ektar, shot with the KX and m50/1.4.


Reconstructed State House, St. Mary's City, Maryland (circa 1676)



Interior of the state house (hand held at 1/30 - I'm steady once in a while )...



Entrance to Chesapeake Biological Lab, Solomons, Maryland
I had to straighten this a bit, so this is the resulting slight crop. Also regret too much walkway and too little second floor windows.



On this next shot, I got a bit crazy. The trip home was over the Harry Nice (oops) Thomas Johnson Bridge, Route 4, Solomons, Maryland. It's a typical high arching bridge found in Maryland. Before driving off, I set the M50 to infinity focus, set the shutter to 1/1000, checked the meter, and set the aperture. Once I reached the apex of the bridge, I pointed the KX to my right and clicked the shutter release - with my eyes still focused on the narrow roadway ahead. Here's the result - a clear view of Point Patience, the narrow sand bar in the center:



cheers,
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Very cool photograph. Great composition. I love the juxtaposition of textures in the lines. Good seeing.
Thank you David.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Thank you David.

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With a DA lens, wow. Lovely photograph.
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