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12-14-2014, 11:41 AM - 1 Like   #10516
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12-14-2014, 11:46 AM   #10517
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Okay, well it's been entirely too long since I've posted any film shots here. They were shots taken with Pentax gear. The following aren't.

I've digitized thousands of my slides, most of which date back to the 80s and 90s, which was when I was at my most prolific. So the following images are pretty old. But first, I thought I'd lead off with what I suspect was an unintentional selfie my daughter took back about 15 or 16 years ago with a P&S Olympus I gave her. There's just something about the composition I've always liked. My wife, in the background with a rather quizzical look on her face.



A scene showing a likely lull at an air show, back probably in 1985 or 1986. The lens was a Sigma 600mm f/8 mirror, and the camera was probably a Canon F-1 or FTb. Film was Kodachrome 64.



A shot of the Blue Angels -- Fujichrome 100, I think. Probably late 80s, early 90s. I'm pretty sure the lens was a Tamron 300mm f/2.8 LDIF, which means the camera was probably a Nikon F3 or F2A.



An A-Sport Racer, aka a Lola 33B, if memory serves, negotiating a turn at the much-missed Riverside International Raceway. Probably 1986 or 1987. Fujichrome 100. Canon F-1, FD 200mm f/2.8.



My first "macro" photo. An Alaskan poppy. Taken with the macro setting on my first ever zoom, a surprisingly good Korean-made Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9. Film was probably Kodak 100 whatever. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.|


Sorry, no Pentax shots this time. Most of my Pentax images are on another computer. We just bought a new house and are still unpacking. That machine is waiting to be put back on line.
Thanks for sharing, cooltouch. I especially like the racecar and the dudes at the airshow.
12-14-2014, 12:13 PM   #10518
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Good ones, what lens? Triplet or Tessar?
The Novar triplet. Coated. I ran the B&W thru it for test. The shutter was wonky so I did a CLA on it and now I have Ektar in it. Last few days have been dark and grey, kinda waiting for some nice light to see the color shots in this lens.
Most of these had the 7.5 cm lens, this one has the 7 cm lens I wish I had been able to get one with a synchro, but this is ok for what it is.
12-14-2014, 01:18 PM   #10519
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Pearl farm paradise
by davedawsonfbks, on Flickr

Got the uploads from my slides from Tahiti. Pretty sure this was Velvia, know it was shot in my Olympus XA.
Gorgeous!

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QuoteOriginally posted by 45 Mike Quote
The Novar triplet. Coated. I ran the B&W thru it for test. The shutter was wonky so I did a CLA on it and now I have Ektar in it. Last few days have been dark and grey, kinda waiting for some nice light to see the color shots in this lens.
Most of these had the 7.5 cm lens, this one has the 7 cm lens I wish I had been able to get one with a synchro, but this is ok for what it is.
These triplets are remarkable performers due to the limited reflective glass surfaces. The downside of a less flat field, is seldom a problem in normal photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by filoxophy Quote
Thanks for sharing, cooltouch. I especially like the racecar and the dudes at the airshow.
Man, I got lots of airshow and race car shots. I used to freelance as a motorsports photographer, and went to every airshow I could. Back then, down in the LA area of California, seemed like there was an airshow every other month or so somewhere within a do-able drive. I used to go out to Riverside International Raceway and Willow Springs every month to cover the races for the SCCA and was shooting pix when I wasn't having to cover a race.

Here in Houston, I haven't really found a good race venue to attend yet that's a reasonable drive from the city, and airshows happen only once a year. It's a big-un, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Man, I got lots of airshow and race car shots. I used to freelance as a motorsports photographer, and went to every airshow I could. Back then, down in the LA area of California, seemed like there was an airshow every other month or so somewhere within a do-able drive. I used to go out to Riverside International Raceway and Willow Springs every month to cover the races for the SCCA and was shooting pix when I wasn't having to cover a race.

Here in Houston, I haven't really found a good race venue to attend yet that's a reasonable drive from the city, and airshows happen only once a year. It's a big-un, though.
Yeah, great pictures.

The 80s....when Canon F-1s ruled the Earth.


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Heh, well it didn't seem like it at the time. Only occasionally would I come across another F-1 user. Everybody else was shooting F3s and F2s. Oh, and mine were the original mechanical ones:


Those old Motor Drive MFs were monsters -- 10 batteries and a whopping 3fps. These days, I still have a couple of the original models, but I finally added one of the New F-1s to my stable a couple years ago. Gotta say, it's mighty cool in its own right.

Lessee what I got up at my website. I know I've got some scans of slides from airshows and auto races.

By 1989, I'd switched to Nikon -- for a while. Now, I have both systems and I like them both about equally. (It was also at this time I bought my first Pentax, a black KX.) But some of the later slide scans I have are from when I was shooting with Nikon. Like this one here. Nikon F2A and a Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED lens. Fujichrome 100. A-6 Intruder cockpit. Note Garfield. That 180 ED was an incredible lens. I ask you -- would a digitial version of this image hold significantly more detail? I doubt it personally.



Boeing B-17 G-model, I believe, "Sentimental Journey" Canon FTb, Canon FD 300mm f/4, Kodachrome 64. This image is a sizable crop from the original slide, thus some loss of resolution detail:



F/A-18 approaching the sound barrier (vapor puffs are indicative of this). Circa 1986. Probably an F-1, Tamron SP 60-300mm f/3.8-5.4, Kodachrome 64:



P-38 Lightning. Nikon F3, Tamron 300mm f/2.8 LDIF, Fujichrome 100. Circa 1990.



And I'll wind things up here for now with a sunset pic of a P-51D. Canon A-1, Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm f/2.8-3.5, Kodachrome 64.



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Great shots...I love the lightning. You don't see those to often.
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@cooltouch really great shots.

A few shots.

Taken with my Mamiya/Sekor 500 DTL. Cropped out a bunch of boring sky.


another shot with the M/S:


A random macro shot taken with my KM and a pentax-a 100mm F2.8:
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Heh, well it didn't seem like it at the time. Only occasionally would I come across another F-1 user. Everybody else was shooting F3s and F2s. Oh, and mine were the original mechanical ones:


Those old Motor Drive MFs were monsters -- 10 batteries and a whopping 3fps. These days, I still have a couple of the original models, but I finally added one of the New F-1s to my stable a couple years ago. Gotta say, it's mighty cool in its own right.

Lessee what I got up at my website. I know I've got some scans of slides from airshows and auto races.

By 1989, I'd switched to Nikon -- for a while. Now, I have both systems and I like them both about equally. (It was also at this time I bought my first Pentax, a black KX.) But some of the later slide scans I have are from when I was shooting with Nikon. Like this one here. Nikon F2A and a Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED lens. Fujichrome 100. A-6 Intruder cockpit. Note Garfield. That 180 ED was an incredible lens. I ask you -- would a digitial version of this image hold significantly more detail? I doubt it personally.



Boeing B-17 G-model, I believe, "Sentimental Journey" Canon FTb, Canon FD 300mm f/4, Kodachrome 64. This image is a sizable crop from the original slide, thus some loss of resolution detail:



F/A-18 approaching the sound barrier (vapor puffs are indicative of this). Circa 1986. Probably an F-1, Tamron SP 60-300mm f/3.8-5.4, Kodachrome 64:



P-38 Lightning. Nikon F3, Tamron 300mm f/2.8 LDIF, Fujichrome 100. Circa 1990.



And I'll wind things up here for now with a sunset pic of a P-51D. Canon A-1, Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm f/2.8-3.5, Kodachrome 64.
These are awsome shots. You're right the detail in the Intruder picture is incredible. Well done!
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Last of my fav's from Tahiti. Again, all taken with an Olympus XA, all on Velvia. More or less straight scans, just minor levels and shadow/highlight adjustments

Waterfall on Tahiti




Bora Bora lagoon racers, these kids would paddle out and ride the wake of the tender all the way out to the middle of the lagoon at every island, really really cool to watch!



Speaking of Bora Bora...



Pearl Farm on Raiatea



One of the girls that worked on the ship, appropriately attired



Annabelle, from Guatemala, one of the people we met and befriended on the cruise



And what we ate most of the time!

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