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09-20-2014, 12:22 AM   #10051
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote


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You certainly know how to get the colours out of Ektar on the V500. My scans using the same gear are nowhere near as good

If you could give me some pointers I'd be thrilled


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09-20-2014, 06:30 AM   #10052
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Venice Gondolieri - FA43 on Provia 100F


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09-20-2014, 09:45 AM   #10053
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Lovely shot Allen, thanks for sharing!

Did you scan this yourself? If so, would you care to explain your process a bit? In my opinion, it's one of the most accurate Ektar scans I've seen so far and I haven't been able to get it done so well.
I can't take credit for the scan. I took this roll to the "real" lab (Panda Lab here in Seattle) and, wow, what a difference, especially with the Ektar. They run it on a Noritsu machine but I'll need to ask them about settings (it was a new girl who did them).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
You certainly know how to get the colours out of Ektar on the V500. My scans using the same gear are nowhere near as good

If you could give me some pointers I'd be thrilled

Ektar is definitely a tough film to scan. I've found that it changes character quite drastically depending on exposure. I purposely underexposed that entire roll in my MZ-L by 1/3-1/2 stop.
I use Epson scan, and I've found that you pretty much can't use the auto exposure mode with Ektar as it has a terrible time with finding any sort of color balance, and it will be very inconsistent from one frame to another.

I'm gonna try to do a write up about my workflow and post it to the scanning forum.

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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
I can't take credit for the scan. I took this roll to the "real" lab (Panda Lab here in Seattle) and, wow, what a difference, especially with the Ektar. They run it on a Noritsu machine but I'll need to ask them about settings (it was a new girl who did them).
They really did an awesome job then! In my neck of the woods, decent photolab scanning is way too expensive (about 15, developing alone costs 4 so...).

QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
...I use Epson scan, and I've found that you pretty much can't use the auto exposure mode with Ektar as it has a terrible time with finding any sort of color balance, and it will be very inconsistent from one frame to another.

I'm gonna try to do a write up about my workflow and post it to the scanning forum.
That'd be great Colton! I'm also an Epson scan user and I recognize that behavior. One frame is fine, the next one is completely blue
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lauke_101 Quote
They really did an awesome job then! In my neck of the woods, decent photolab scanning is way too expensive (about 15, developing alone costs 4 so...).
Well, at $16.50 for develop and scan I wouldn't call it cheap. But their work is great.

(Funny, their price for 120 is actually cheaper than 35mm.)
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Ouch, no wouldn't call that cheap either. Guess they need to earn back the $20k scanner one way or another.
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Fantastic color. What a lovely place. You got it.
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Fantastic color. What a lovely place. You got it.
+1. Just wow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
Fantastic color. What a lovely place. You got it.
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+1. Just wow.
Thanks guys.

---------- Post added 09-21-2014 at 03:24 PM ----------

I finally got around to writing up my scanning method.
It's posted here,
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/107-film-processing-scanning-darkroom/273...my-method.html
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Here's another Ektar shot.



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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Thanks guys.

---------- Post added 09-21-2014 at 03:24 PM ----------

I finally got around to writing up my scanning method.
It's posted here,
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/107-film-processing-scanning-darkroom/273...my-method.html
Excellent, many thanks, I'll have a look.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Here's another Ektar shot.



Zenza Bronica ETRSi
Zenzanon MC 50/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100
Epson V500
Swift, you istigated me to try the Ektar film, but my results haven't been so brilliant:





Exposure error on my side or bad processing/print/scan?

This one is a little better:



I also like this one where I was focusing on the reflex on the glass:



I'm not that crazy about this landscape too...



How do you process this film if I may ask?
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