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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 16 Hours Ago  
Pentax 67: 200/4 v 165 2.8
Posted By tuco
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My favorite 67 200/4 picture from the archives and it was handhold too.

Prior gen of TXP


Hold On by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 18 Hours Ago  
Pentax 67: 200/4 v 165 2.8
Posted By tuco
Replies: 12
Views: 274
I had the 67 generation of the 200/4. It's optics were updated from the 6x7 generation. It is a sharp lens. I never understood the housing design of that lens. On one hand you can say the huge recess of the front element makes for a builtin lens hood. But once you add a filter then all that changes. So on the other hand why make the housing so dang long and hence a more bulky lens when they could have done the same as the 165/2.8; namely, a retractable, builtin lens hood and a more compact lens.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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I liked it enough to get another one when the previous one shutter broke. And in the last couple of years it has seen the the most action out of all my cameras. But your milage will vary. I like it because I have other medium format cameras I can use. It's like riding a single speed bicycle. And I'm surprised how many pictures you can a actually take with a fixed lens camera when you have to.

The GSW690 is okay in weight but it is pretty big. And it's pretty robust. You'll be trading one attribute for another. And with only 8 frames per 120 roll it can be inconvenient changing rolls so often sometimes. It's not a camera system so if you're looking for one camera to do it all this is not the choice.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 1 Day Ago  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
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Some pano practice when the rain finally stops.
GX617, 90/5.6, Rollei Retro 80S


Mukilteo Lighthouse by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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Finally, a sunny day.
GSW690III, 400TMY


Finally A Sunny Day by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 2 Days Ago  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
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Thank you.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 4 Days Ago  
What's wrong with my color scans?
Posted By tuco
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You'll have color balance problems scanning negative color film in general. Scanning software usually comes with some color film profiles. If you have a profile that is a good start. If not, let's hope another one works well enough or you have some white, grey or black in your scene to help you manually balance it.

In your scan, you have a white area. Look at the RGB values there. I see an excess green and red. Pull the green and red channels down a little or use your white balance color picker on that area and see what happens.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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Doing N, N-1, N+1, etc with small format and 36-frames per roll is not very practical if you're not going to shoot up that roll that day or under those conditions. But with 120 roll where you get 10 or so frames per roll it is very doable. It doesn't take long to shoot up a roll. And if you have something like a 500C/M with it's hot-swapping backs, even better.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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Okay.
Roll film or sheet film it makes no difference when it comes to using a one-degree spot meter or the zone system of metering. It's just a method of metering a scene where you pick and place a tonal value. For example, you want really dark shadows? Place them 4 stops below the middle grey. That kind of thing.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 6,848
Views: 690,593
How are you metering your scenes? That is, weighted average camera meter kind of thing or are you selecting and placing your own middle grey?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-15-2018, 09:15 AM  
6x7 Dual Custom Grips
Posted By tuco
Replies: 4
Views: 313
I see some kind of strap attached. Where does the necks strap attach?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-14-2018, 11:57 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 11,487
Views: 1,876,988
Nice picture of an impressive skyline, @itshimitis

Another older shot I'm upgrading to have a digital archive.

400TMY


Stiff Pose by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-14-2018, 02:58 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 11,487
Views: 1,876,988
Something from 2008 that needed a rescan.
Tri-X Pan


Places by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-14-2018, 01:22 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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Views: 690,593
Yeah, I got to admit, that's what I sounded like.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-13-2018, 07:49 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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Amazing. Apparently, property owners have no rights in NY. If you came home and found your house all spry painted, you cleaned it and then was sued, you'd say, okay, sorry for destroying your work. Here is a pile of money you deserve for defacing my house.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-13-2018, 05:54 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 6,848
Views: 690,593
Sure, as long as it's someone's else's property or things that are getting defaced, right?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-13-2018, 04:24 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 11,487
Views: 1,876,988
Thanks Matt.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-13-2018, 03:43 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 6,848
Views: 690,593
The Artist

I’m waiting at a train station. The man in the photo sees my camera and starts a conversation with me. He says he’s an artist. And he was very passionate about his work which he gave me some deep insight into the kind of art he does.

His paint brushes are those spray cans you see in the photo and his canvas is trains and public structures. So I stood there with mixed emotions. Do I admire his passion and presumably gifted talent or as a free-loading jerk defacing private and public property?

Rolleicord IV when it use to work and 320TXP


The Artist by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-13-2018, 10:36 AM  
Pentax 67 broken chain can I still use it
Posted By tuco
Replies: 4
Views: 390
A light meter app for you phone works wonders. The one I use has a mode where it actually takes a picture to get the meter reading and in that case you get matrix metering that really does a good job.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-13-2018, 10:00 AM  
Pentax 6x7
Posted By tuco
Replies: 11
Views: 454
There is no catching to it. You have to put the leader into the slot of the take-up spool, advance the film until the arrow on the film's backing lines up with the mark on the camera body, close the cover and advance the film until the lever stops. If you made it to the arrow on the film matching up with the mark on the camera, you know it's working before you even close the back cover. If it's not advancing after that, sacrifice a roll, open the back and see if the leader pulled out of the take-up spool.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-13-2018, 12:58 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 11,487
Views: 1,876,988
Ruby Beach, WA
Pentax 67, 67 55/4, 100ACR


Ruby Beach by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-12-2018, 11:28 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 6,848
Views: 690,593
The BC Parliament Building in 2009. A rescan upgrade to a 16 bit grayscale workflow.

Pentax 6x7, 55/4, 320TXP


BC Parliament Room, Victoria, Canada by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-11-2018, 09:49 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By tuco
Replies: 11,487
Views: 1,876,988
Hike to Snoqualmie Falls again with the pano camera

HP5+


Snoqualmie Falls by tuco, on Flickr

Retro 80S


Snoqualmie Falls by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-08-2018, 01:47 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,949,270
Working with near exhausted fixer and short wash times because you're in a hurry can lead to spotting of the negatives years later. I've seen that in my older film. When you're developing lots of film it's easy to not be as consistent as you need to be.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-08-2018, 12:39 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,949,270
Are those black spots on the positive clear spots on the negative? If so, perhaps that could also indicate the film's emulsion came in contact with another surface of the film in the loop during developing.
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