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06-08-2015, 02:13 PM   #11401
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Pentax MX + M50 1,7 + Fomapan 100 in stock dev It's much better than silver effex





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QuoteOriginally posted by g026r Quote
Going through my film shots. A few others:

Flexaret Va. Kodak Ektar 100.


6x7 & S-M-C Tak/6x7 105/2.4. Porta 800:


Spotmatic & Helios-44-2. Ektar 100:
Flexaret? Is that the camera from Czechoslovakia ? (I'm a Czech and shoot Pentax with Local Fomapan..cheap and not the worst B&W Film around)


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06-08-2015, 03:56 PM   #11402
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QuoteOriginally posted by skyer Quote
Good photos! What camera did you use?

It's really strange because I can see your photos on my mobile phone.

As for the Yashica Mat EM, it turned out that its shutter isn't working properly. That was the reason of such a small price in spite of the very good looks.

It was my miswriting, I got it.

Thank you, I'll take a look at these cameras too.

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I have heard about GA645 before but it's widest aperture of f4.0 isn't appealing to me.
You also missed to mention your scanning technique

Yes, it'll be be very interesting to find it out.

I was skeptical about that f/4 lens, too, but I seriously haven't found it to be an issue. On the contrary, I'm pretty consistently blown away by how awesome it is, even wide open:


Re: scanning, sorry, missed that! My technique is to give it to the folks at Panda Lab and have them scan it on their Noritsu machine.
06-08-2015, 04:22 PM   #11403
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QuoteOriginally posted by rhmimac Quote
Magic. Is the rem jet removal done properly by them? I hear some noise on the net and FPP about the archival instability when not dev'ed in the proper developer. C41 developer would be not that stable. It withdraws me from investing in the magic stuff. Those colors really rock. Nice pics Phil.
Thanks!

The rem-jet has been pre-removed, so the film can be processed as a normal C-41 film.

See below:



Producing a cinematic image quality for still photographers, the Cinestill 50Daylight Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film is re-formatted movie stock that has been prepared and packaged for use in 35mm still cameras. Utilizing a unique "Premoval" stage, the traditional anti-halation rem-jet layer has been removed from this film, enabling its development in C-41 chemistry as well as the motion picture standard ECN-2 process.

Benefitting from the distinct qualities of a low-speed motion picture stock, this daylight/5500K-balanced film is well-suited for outdoor shooting in bright conditions and exhibits a nominal sensitivity of ISO 50/18. If exposing under tungsten/3200K-balanced lighting conditions, an 80B filter is recommended along with exposing the film at ISO 12 for normal results. The slow speed of the film offers extensive control over the highlight regions of a scene, maintains accurate, yet dynamic, colors, and is ideal for portraiture and landscape photography. Its high degree of sharpness and fine grain structure is also particularly well-suited for scanning.

This item is one roll of 36-exposure 35mm (135) film. The cartridge is not DX-coded and the film speed must be set manually.


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QuoteOriginally posted by AldaCZ Quote
Flexaret? Is that the camera from Czechoslovakia ? (I'm a Czech and shoot Pentax with Local Fomapan..cheap and not the worst B&W Film around)
It is indeed! Mine was probably produced in the late '50s or early 60s, from what little I've been able to find in English on Meopta's camera production.

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QuoteOriginally posted by alan_smithee_photos Quote
I was skeptical about that f/4 lens, too, but I seriously haven't found it to be an issue. On the contrary, I'm pretty consistently blown away by how awesome it is, even wide open:

Re: scanning, sorry, missed that! My technique is to give it to the folks at Panda Lab and have them scan it on their Noritsu machine.
Thank you!
As for Fuji, I'll take a look at it too.
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You're the second guy now that I've heard say this. There was another fellow over at mflenses.com who told me that he actually thought the Autocord was a better performer optically than both the Yashica Mat 124 with its Yashinon and the Rolleiflex with its Tessar. And he also commented on the camera's build quality as being quite high. This got me intrigued, but whenever I looked for one on eBay they were selling for major bucks. Especially the ones with meters. They were selling for Rollei F prices and more. Whew! I just took another look at Autocords over there. Yikes! Prices ranging from $135 to $1800. My problem is, I don't know which of the cheaper ones are worth buying. So, I've just kept plugging along with my Yashica Mat 124, and I've been very pleased with the results.
I had a 124G vs Diacord comparison in the defunct yashica forum... Lens wise, I'd say my Diacord G is contrastier and edge-sharper than the Yashica; the Yashica on the other hand has more realistic gradation and blending, without loss of detail. Equal but different.

The Autocord I think beats both; the lens quality combines the best of the two above; the build quality is much better than either (remember I'm talking about 124G)...

In general, I don't like metered TLRs - they tend to be heavier ugly ducklings (Yashica excepted).

In an exception to my bottom fishing habits, I bought the 124G directly from Mark Hama. I bought the Autocord very cheap on ebay (banged up etc), and ended up sending it to Karl Bryan for CLA and fixing & put in new camera leather dot com leatherette. Now my Autocord is ultra smooth, the kind of smooth I've mainly felt with a well CLAd Rollei: feels like with age and use these cameras have melded into human hands... the 124G does not reach this quality.

I bought the Diacord a few years ago for $25 -before the TLR craze- and it is missing one of its bottom feet - I have put electrical tape on the inside to block the light leak.

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The Hardie Tank Wagon. full frame and detail.

1. Autocord, Ilford HP5+



2. Diacord G, Tmax 400


"100%" crop with the Diacord


not a crop, with the Autocord


To my surprise I haven't taken a pic of the Hardie with the Yashica Mat!
However, 124G + Neopan 100


and '100%' of the same frame


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Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x6 with a Tessar, wide open @ f/2.8, Holga 400 (Foma)


Foma 400 in the 124G


Diacord didn't note the film

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
I had a 124G vs Diacord comparison in the defunct yashica forum... Lens wise, I'd say my Diacord G is contrastier and edge-sharper than the Yashica; the Yashica on the other hand has more realistic gradation and blending, without loss of detail. Equal but different.

The Autocord I think beats both; the lens quality combines the best of the two above; the build quality is much better than either (remember I'm talking about 124G)...
I thought you might chime regarding these TLRs since you own and are are a fan of all three. Nice analysis and comparisons.


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Pentax 67, SMC 67 45/4, Kodak Ektar 100
Is that large format?

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Absolutely out of the park Colton! Could not have picked a better car to perspective the hell out of.
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Horizon 202? Niiiice.
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Absolutely out of the park Colton! Could not have picked a better car to perspective the hell out of.
Thanks

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Horizon 202? Niiiice.
Yup, like this https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dONaFmXsAhs/VRYuabEN_iI/AAAAAAAAo6A/_54SJ...3273819web.jpg
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