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07-13-2016, 05:53 PM - 1 Like   #13756
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
CZJ Sonnar 200mm f2.8 in colour:

More and more impressed by this chunky piece of glass...Praktica BC3, Gold 200.
Given your results here and the b&w you posted, I would agree.

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Some astrotracked images on film. The Minolta shots are from December 21-23 2015 and the LX shots are from November 1, 2015
Excellent. You will have to post details about this setup.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
A couple shots from the monthly moto meetup I roll out to here in town. Perfect evening for some Ferrania. Thanks Steve.

All shots Pentax LX | K 24/2.8 | Solaris 100
Heven't tried Solaris but these look great.

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I went ahead and cleaned out the rest of the seller's stash (3 more 5pk) of Centuria Pro 400 220 from whom I picked up a single box about 3 weeks ago or so.

I've picked up a fair amount of still-fresh looking expired and discontinued films I've never tried before. Going to make for a slow and bittersweet trickle out of my freezer.

Awfully in love with this stuff at the moment though to be sure. It behaves much like Portra400 or Pro400H in my experience so far, but with a tad less latitude, yet has the characteristics I like most of each of the others. A bit more punchy than Portra, but not as saturated as Pro400H. Me likey.

P67 | 105/2.4 | CTPRO400 | V750 scan

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Heven't tried Solaris but these look great.
I love it. It's tough to come by now, and usually quite expensive. I've one roll remaining which I'll save and continue to hope the new Ferrania, if it ever gets up off the ground, will bring this emulsion back to us.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
I've nearly picked up some of that Crossbird a number of times but never pulled the trigger. I'd say those results are just lovely. What sort of PP correction and how much did you wind up doing? How were they scanned?
Scanned with the FlexColor software that comes with the X1, using a standard RGB profile for 16 bit output. Scanned at 1500ppi, as maximum resolution of a 645 would give a file just over 200MB in size. Files are about 45MB in size. In LR, I adjusted the tint slider towards the magenta end by +18 for the clematis, and left it alone for the irises. Neither needed any adjustment in temperature. Some other images needed a bit more than that - I'll post a couple tomorrow.
The grain is perfectly obvious at 100% and is a coarse black speckling. If the emulsion is exactly the same in the 35mm version it might be a problem as it will seem larger in the final image. I'll find out as Jacques at Argentix threw in a couple of outdated 35mm rolls for free!

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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
I love coastal cypress. Love them. Just photographed the "cave tree" Cypress at Kalaloch here on the WA coast last week. I've been watching that one soldier on since I was a kid.
Coastal Cypress remind me of very large bonzai trees!
Still trying to figure out how to take images of the giant redwoods!

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QuoteOriginally posted by drmoss_ca Quote
Scanned with the FlexColor software that comes with the X1, using a standard RGB profile for 16 bit output. Scanned at 1500ppi, as maximum resolution of a 645 would give a file just over 200MB in size. Files are about 45MB in size. In LR, I adjusted the tint slider towards the magenta end by +18 for the clematis, and left it alone for the irises. Neither needed any adjustment in temperature. Some other images needed a bit more than that - I'll post a couple tomorrow.
The grain is perfectly obvious at 100% and is a coarse black speckling. If the emulsion is exactly the same in the 35mm version it might be a problem as it will seem larger in the final image. I'll find out as Jacques at Argentix threw in a couple of outdated 35mm rolls for free!

Chris
Oh my - I missed the X1 in your notes before. Nevermind. I probably blocked it out subconsciously to keep myself safe from anguish.
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I finally got my developed film back from my American Southwest roadtrip.
I've only scanned a few frames so far, but here's the very first frame from the trip.



Zenza Bronica ETRSi w 135W back
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Excellent. You will have to post details about this setup.
I'd be glad to. Here are some details about the challanges of using film with astro imaging:

Astrophotography Part 4 of 6: Using Film - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com

One big advantage is that film is less sensitive to movement slip or very small tangent errors, so if the set-up is good, film shots can be upwards of 30 minutes and still have little to no noticeable blur.

For the setup, I use two iOptron Skytracker units. That way, if I screw up one's settings or get wind-related shake, I have a backup. And if both go well, I have twice the photos!

Here's a link to some details about the iOptron:

Astrophotography Part 2 of 6: Equipment Selection - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com

I've managed the iOptron with a 135mm on the front of the Alpha 9 and the results were great. But my tripods are very stable -- a Manfrotto and a Vivitar tripod that, tightened down, can hold a large-format monorail camera steady enough for a long-exposure shot.The iOptron is fantastic for using SLRs and the like. It's not good, or strong, enough for use with a 500mm lens, for instance. I might be willing to use a light 200mm, but I'm not sure how well that would work. Admittedly, I want to try now.
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More 645n/150-300mm/Rollei Crossbird 200, Argentix E6 kit, X1 scans.

This one required -5 Temperature and +27 Tint, and was very yellow without:



And this one needed no correction at all:



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QuoteOriginally posted by drmoss_ca Quote
This one required -5 Temperature and +27 Tint, and was very yellow without:
Hmm. I'm thinking it might be the same emulsion as Rollei CR200, which has a habit of trending very yellow in my experience.
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'All Japanese Day' Car Show - June 2016

1958 Asahi Pentax K / Takumar 83mm f1.9 / Fujicolor 100 (JDM)









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QuoteOriginally posted by RR84 Quote
'All Japanese Day' Car Show - June 2016

1958 Asahi Pentax K / Takumar 83mm f1.9 / Fujicolor 100 (JDM)








Very fuji-like colours.

These are some shots I've taken with Fuji200:











Lab cut most of my cars though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Nevermind. I probably blocked it out subconsciously to keep myself safe from anguish.
A very good practice...


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I'd be glad to. Here are some details about the challanges of using film with astro imaging:
I have bookmarked it for further review. Thanks!
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