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05-02-2015, 12:59 PM - 1 Like   #11146
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Slight composition error but..whatever I like the colours.



Canon F-1N AE, FDn 50 mm f1.4 and Portra 160.



Inside an art gallery (but shot from outside), LX + M 50 mm f1.4, Portra 160... I think I shot at f4 and a relatively slow speed.



Red cabinet, K2DMD, K50 f1.4 + Portra 160.

Three different shots, different cameras and lenses but in all Portra shines.

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05-02-2015, 05:51 PM   #11148
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QuoteOriginally posted by grhazelton Quote
Any suggestions for the size of the hole? I'd think the smaller the better....
I did a bit of googling and found this great chart and discussion over at Freestyle Photo:

Pinhole Camera Aperture Chart | Freestyle Photographic Supplies

Everything you wanted to know and more on the subject. For a super tiny drill, you can probably find one at a jeweler's or watchmaker's supply.
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The most recent film shots now I have found a lab. The First two are with the Pentax Super A with and Pentax K 35mm 3.5. I think my Veho scanner is broken (the big bright blotch) and the film was Kodak C200 that I have had good results with in the past but these appear to have odd colour casts. I have adjusted some curves in Lightroom. The final one was taken by a Spotmatic F with the SMC Takumar 55mm 1.8 and Kodak Ektar. I am not convinced the Spotmatic is working properly as the exposure seems inconsistent. The Super A is better but I do seem to have problems getting correct exposure, maybe it's the C200 being expired......... It does get very bright here whereas in the UK the light wasn't so harsh. A lot of the Ektar shots appear to be ill defined and over saturated (look a little "blotchy") but I suppose it's maybe my lack of technique. In the last couple of years I seem to have gone backwards as a photographer as my film shots from the UK I am generally happy with. A proper scanner would no doubt help too.

Can't help feeling a little disappointed in myself! I always seem to rush when I shoot as since the baby and moving countries along with everything else all my time has vanished! Any comments and advice is greatly appreciated as so many of you are really good with film.....

Have another 2 rolls being developed so will see how they are, tried to be more careful but I think I need to really brush up on some technique again.

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05-06-2015, 05:25 AM   #11151
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Pentax PC35AF-M
I was wondering if it's worth it spending like 20 bucks to get this little PC35AF. What is your opinion on it ?
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I was wondering if it's worth it spending like 20 bucks to get this little PC35AF. What is your opinion on it ?
I think they're somewhat underrated gems. They're small, they seem well built with a mostly metal body, and the lens is great.
They're a true P&S though, with pretty much zero manual control. You have to just kinda trust the AF, and trust the camera will expose correctly. I've used three different copies (2 PC35AF, 1PC35AF-M) and all three seemed to work great.
The viewfinder is decent, and has a scale inside that shows roughly where the camera is focusing.
It's probably sacrilegious, but I'd say that in my limited experience with both cameras, the lens on the PC35AF is better than the lens on the Olympus XA.
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I've been grabbing a few compact Pentax cameras off the bay recently to try them out, but nothing as old as the PC35AF. Until now I only had an Oly Mju, which is nice, but I want to try new stuff.

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I picked up a Pentax UC-1/Espio Mini that I've nearly finished a roll through. It's a fun type of shooting for a change. Something about a PnS lets you take 'crap' photos without feeling guilty at all, and I think thats very important. Shooting big film slows you down and makes you think, often too much. Sometimes you need to just shoot!
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Got to love these triple vintage shots.
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6 shot pano stitched in photoshop. Pentax ZX-7, DA 40ltd, Kodak BW400CN.

Unnamed Pond, Panorama
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05-09-2015, 07:41 AM   #11158
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Very nice pano, Skierd. About what would you say the degrees of coverage are in this collection of images?
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Roughly 140 degrees but that's a WAG. It was done handheld plus the Mosquitos were attacking like it was the Battle of Britain and I'm a German so I didn't pay that much attention to it.
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As promised to Les Mess here there are few shots from the test film I've taken with the new toy: the Canon Tank 90 and the nimble FD 35-105 f3.5/4.5 (not the constant one two touches, the one touch one that was developed for the T series).

The Tank has quite a reputation and now I figured out why, probably it has 95% of the features of a modern DSLR besides autofocus, it's a very capable camera, not as strong as a Nikon F2, a Canon F-1 old or new or a Pentax LX but the metering system and the general concept of the camera should have looked sci-fi in 1986. The aspherical zoom is as light as a FD50 mm f1.4, it's not as sharp as its heavier predecessor but IMO it's a very overall zoom with sharpness for being a zoom and not a prime lens...even if it's branded as "macro" there is no macro capability but the short range focus ( 0.85 mt) at 70-105 mm gives the lens some moderate portrait capabilities.

Boring window view at 35 mm:



105 mm short focus wide open "bokeh":



Here Michael will laugh at me but please I've taken this just to evaluate the sharpness, I think at f8 or f11:



Multispot metering for this close up:



partial weighted here:



Central weighted here:



Conclusions: I like the new toy, I liked less to be forced to read 140 pages of user's manual plus 200 pages of Hunecke's book
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