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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-21-2019, 05:37 PM  
Advice on Pentax 645 N II + Hasselblad Flextight X-1 Scanner Combination
Posted By drmoss_ca
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I have an X1, and have just sold a 645n and a 645nII.* 645 film scans will not approach the nitty gritty detail of a digital "645" sensor, but I suspect you might enjoy the results more if approached with an open mind. Most people, having got used to the ease and simplicity of digital capture will not find a film camera a suitable backup. More variables that cannot be changed on a shot-to-shot basis (like ISO, colour vs B&W), then the irritation of waiting for processing and so on.
If you decide to go ahead with a film 645 backup body, I agree that the 645n is much nicer to use than the 645nII.

*not giving up film. Just simplifying to 35mm and 6x6cm. Reasons.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-21-2019, 05:38 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Same setup as above:



Pippa 2019 #12 by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-20-2019, 01:58 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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F6, 1.4/85mm, Speedlight SB-600, XP2 Super, HC-110, Hasselblad X1 scan:

Thomas by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-14-2019, 11:52 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Pentax ME Super in 1993, lens, film and development unknown. Scanned from 4x6 print. Poor devil was surrounded by antiques, books and muzzleloaders. Not that there's anything wrong with any of that.



1993 At My Grandparents House by chrism229, on Flickr

C.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-06-2019, 09:13 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Here we go - 35mm film, versus APS digital. Same subject, same flash(!), just 15 years in between. Oh, the film is the more recent one!


Film vs Digital by chrism229, on Flickr
In the red corner we have an F6, 1.4/85mm, Ilford XP2 Super, Kodak HC-110, Hasselblad X1 scan, and in the blue corner a Nikon D70, and some forgotten kit lens. Both photos used the same Nikon Speedlight, though the D70 on the right side used its tiny supra-prism light as a trigger, thus providing some fill light, whilst the F6 had no such capability and the flash was hard wired and the only light available. I can't say I have learnt much this last twenty years, but there we have it. Subjects grow, but their photographers maybe do not.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-30-2019, 04:54 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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F6, 1.4/85mm, Speedlight SB-600, XP2 Super @ISO 200, HC-110, X1 scan:

Thomas by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-29-2019, 04:03 AM  
Using film-era AF lenses on digital bodies
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
And then 'undamaged' on the return journey?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2019, 02:29 PM  
Using film-era AF lenses on digital bodies
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Thanks for the offer, but under my circumstances time is of the essence for the sale.

C.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2019, 01:38 PM  
Using film-era AF lenses on digital bodies
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 27
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But it's not wrong when I put the lens on my SF-1 body (nor on the remaining SF-10, since I just found a spare 2CR5 battery!). He tried it on two bodies, so not likely something wrong with both of them. I'm guessing the focus ring wasn't pushed all the way forward to fully engage the clutch or somesuch. Someone above did suggest buyer's remorse as a cause of a phantom mechanical problem, which is certainly possible. That buyer was a longstanding member with a massive number of posts (and I shall not name him in case any of these suggestions about user error or buyer's remorse are embarrassing to him), and I expect he knows what he's about. It may remain a mystery....
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2019, 01:06 PM  
Using film-era AF lenses on digital bodies
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
OK, I think I'm confident to re-list it for sale again, knowing the problem is unlikely to occur again. I really like the 75-90mm lenses for portraits, especially those with larger apertures. I've sold my Summilux 75 and Summarit 75 and 90, but still use a Zuiko 2/85 and a Nikon 1.4/85D. Thanks for all the replies.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2019, 10:09 AM  
Using film-era AF lenses on digital bodies
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Yes, I have developed films taken with the lens. An example wide open:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2019, 09:33 AM  
Using film-era AF lenses on digital bodies
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Here is what the purchaser wrote to me:



C.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2019, 08:24 AM  
Using film-era AF lenses on digital bodies
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Mods: feel free to move this if I've picked the wrong forum.

I've been in the process of selling off lots of camera gear, not just my Pentax stuff. Amongst the Pentax lenses I sold through this site was a lovely FA 1.4/85mm lens that worked perfectly on my SF-10/SF-1/SF-1n/PZ-1 and MZ-S. The buyer reported back that it was broken and would not work on his cameras. It has returned to me, he has his refund, and it still works fine on my SF-1 (the other bodies are now sold). Apparently he tried it on K-1ii and KP cameras without success either in AF or MF modes. I'm hesitant to re-list it for sale as I don't want someone else to buy it and have the same problem. Are there compatibility issues for these older lenses and newer bodies?

Chris
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-30-2019, 04:31 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 8,551
Views: 902,288
Long time no see. It has been a very interesting winter - an adventure with a stray cat led to huge lymph nodes which looked like a relapse of the CLL, but which, I was certain, were bartonellosis ("cat scratch fever"). They have become much less tender and quite a bit smaller after the appropriate antibiotics, so I may yet chisel away at a few more of the films in my freezer. Let's celebrate with some still life/still alive flowers (500cm, Distagon 4/50, XP2 Super @ISO100, HC-110, X1 scans, cropped for printing):

Coleus by chrism229, on Flickr

Strelitzia by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-30-2018, 03:01 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 8,551
Views: 902,288
That's right - f4 not f1.4!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-29-2018, 12:42 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-11-2018, 08:08 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Mostly handheld, but this one was not.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-10-2018, 01:25 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Views: 902,288
500cm, 150/4 @f32, XP2 Super, HC-110, X1 scan:


Bromeliad by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2018, 01:38 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Views: 902,288
500c/m, Sonnar 150, one strobe, XP2 Super, HC-110, X1 scan:


Pippa 2018 #9 by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2018, 06:10 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 8,551
Views: 902,288
500cm, Distagon 50, XP2, HC-110, X1 scan:


Amaryllis by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-27-2018, 08:00 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Yes, it is, though the one above it was taken with a 500c/m.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-27-2018, 06:23 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Believe it or not, this used to be my office, but probably does more for the health of the population in its current incarnation!


Appleton Chocolates by chrism229, on Flickr

Which leaves me free to concentrate on straight razors and film:


Old Fart by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-26-2018, 10:03 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 8,551
Views: 902,288
500cm, Distagon 50, XP2, HC-110, X1 scan:


Yield by chrism229, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-25-2018, 04:26 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
Replies: 8,551
Views: 902,288
I do like the Sonnar 150/4!


Sunflower by chrism229, on Flickr

I see it's time for some new fixer - those stripes are a peculiarity of underfixing XP2 after HC-110 development. They happen if you use standard dilution fixer, so I make mine a bit more concentrated. 5 minutes for the first 20 films and 10 minutes for the final ten films. This was film #26 and had ten minutes but I guess I can refix it if I want. Oh, they are arranged vertically as this was done in a motorised Rondinax 60.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-24-2018, 01:47 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By drmoss_ca
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Views: 2,407,990
Lots of scanning this week. For nature lovers who enjoy the reds and browns of autumn:

Fall Colours by chrism229, on Flickr
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