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08-13-2009, 08:31 PM   #1261
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KJon, nice stuff.
Coming from the person who took this amazing shot...

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...makes me appreciate your kind words even more.

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Coming from the person who took this amazing shot...



...makes me appreciate your kind words even more.

Thanks,
Kevin
Nice shot for sure!!!

Cheers,

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Coming from the person who took this amazing shot...



...makes me appreciate your kind words even more.

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Thanks, KJon were those 3 shots Ektar 100?
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My last couple of rolls with Ektar have been pretty good. As many of the other posters to this thread know, I have been working hard to get it to work for me. The big variables seem to be proper exposure and good development. Care in scanning seems to help as well. The drug store scans seem to amplify the film's weaknesses. These shots have been previously posted, but it is these that give me hope as far as the film is concerned:







That last one is the one that blows me away. My friend is a strawberry blond (light redhead) and has the typical light complexion. Ektar is supposed to lend a reddish cast, but for some reason, this frame has good skin tones. Go figure...

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(All three scanned at 1000 DPI with auto exposure/contrast on the 5000 ED)


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Thanks, KJon were those 3 shots Ektar 100?
TWok, yes, those 3 were Ektar. I realized my place in the thread "moved" and put them out of context. I went back and edited the post to reflect the film used.

Javier's and Steve's shots with Ektar led to my interest in giving it a try. I still consider myself a film "noob" and still don't feel comfortable enough with it to experiment with over/under exposing it for effect. Still trying to get a handle on how the stuff behaves and develop a sense of what baseline performance to expect. That being said, I'm pretty happy with most of the roll, but the reds in some of my shots did over-saturate (which is why I didn't post them here ).

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Hi Folks.
I have been waiting one long week to get these back. My first roll of slide film.
Pentax ME-F, Tokina 17mm wide angle, Fuji Velvia 50

Yes, I took this one in the chops to get the shot.


Not sure what this gizmo is. Looks like a tomb stone or marker to me.


And then there was this big rock


Do the pictures look overly blue?
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Funny you've noticed that, I've actually thought that most of the Velvia shots I've seen posted here looked really blue. Is this a well-known thing about Velvia? Then again, most of the Velvia shots I can remember include a lot of sky, and yours have that and the ocean, so I may just be biased due to exposure.

Blue or not, though, I love that first shot of the breaking surf.
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Depending on the exposure Vevlia really has a leaning towards blue.

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Landscape photographers often use Velvia for its oversaturated greens, too.

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By over-saturated you mean vivid.

Crossposted from the OM 18/3.5 thread:
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No I don't.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
... The big variables seem to be proper exposure and good development. Care in scanning seems to help as well. The drug store scans seem to amplify the film's weaknesses. ...
Getting out of the Ektar discussion, I wonder if the lab (in my case Fuji Photo) develops the film as a batch, as opposed to frame-by-frame. I'd bet for "batch", which then could mean that the developing machine is set for an average over the entire roll (or worse, put in "standard" / "automatic" mode).

Then about the batch scanning: I've found that my scanner (a Canon 4200 F) works pretty fine in batch mode (it calibrates at every scan of 4 frames, for an average exposure / tones of those frames), but it's really great when I scan frame by frame and let it calibrate for each one.

As Ansel Adams wrote : "Full control using the Zone System requires individual processing of each negative, obviously not practical with roll film (...) With roll films we usually must accept the requirement for uniform development of entire roll, and we can adjust our procedure to accomodate this fact. The absence of development control will mean a greater reliance on contrast control through the use of paper grades in printing." ("The Negative", Development of 35mm and roll films)

Now excuse me for getting philosophical: ain't this degree of automation rather close to digital (both in results and way of working)? If you have the choice, what do you guys prefer: the time consuming "frame-by-frame" mode or the confortable "batch" mode? What do you think about your results - could they be improved somehow?
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Huh, I forgot to post some photos too
I took them both in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Pentax ME Super, M 50 / 1.4, Kodak Gold 200:



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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Hi Folks.
I have been waiting one long week to get these back. My first roll of slide film.
Pentax ME-F, Tokina 17mm wide angle, Fuji Velvia 50

Yes, I took this one in the chops to get the shot.
Love it! Had to wipe down the camera after? These came out pretty well, slide film like provia and velvia can come out blueish, but it's easily correcte when scanning.
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Love it! Had to wipe down the camera after? These came out pretty well, slide film like provia and velvia can come out blueish, but it's easily correcte when scanning.
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