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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By gofour3
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Fall is here. (Z-1p & FA200/2.8, shooting new E100)



Phil.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By dsmithhfx
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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
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Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Hasselblad SWC/M and Portra400

Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 6 Days Ago  
B&W Developer starter kits
Posted By tuco
Replies: 14
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If you posted a link to a specific kit you're looking at, we could offer more specific advise.

I don't mean to get into the technical details of developing film but one thing I like to stress to beginners is how you go about shaking your film. IMHO it is very important to understand this right at the beginning. It will help when playing around with different film, developers and all the different development times people have using the same stuff. How you go about shaking the film on a schedule to develop it will affect the outcome. It's not a precise thing though. A little variation does not affect the outcome in a big way. But here is an example of what I mean:

Let's say you learn to develop film from an Ilford developing kit using their products. You follow their instructions down to a tee. You get good results. Ilford has a standard agitation profile they use with I think most - if not all - of their developers. Their development times are derived from that profile. Agitate 4 inversions within 10 seconds every minute. That's a pretty comfortable speed to do 4 inversion cycles within 10 seconds. If you use a different Ilford film/developer you can count on their posted development time to work well with that agitation profile too.

Now let's look at Kodak's "standard agitation" profile. If you read their D-76 data sheet it will say to perform 4 inversion cycles every 30 seconds (5 for T-Max films) and perform those 4 cycles within 4 seconds (5 sec for T-Max). That agitation profile is twice as often as Ilford and much more vigorous too. So what would happen if you used a Kodak agitation profile with an Ilford's posted developing time? That's right, you'd get a more contrasty negative. Your highlights would be pushed up higher in value then were placed by the Ilford agitation profile.

And to confuse the subject more, some developers need a specific profile. Some do most their developing at the beginning and fade off towards end of the cycle so you might see an agitation profile that begins with a minute of continuous agitation and much less thereafter. Just keep this in mind is all you have to do.

Good luck and have fun.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 11-06-2019, 05:06 PM  
B&W Developer starter kits
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Replies: 14
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Some items in developing kits I've seen are rather superfluous,
and some important items may not be included.

For less money you can assemble your own kit.
IMO for 35mm film at minimum you will need:
  1. Changing bag

  2. Developing tank with reel(s)

  3. Film clips for drying - two per reel (one weighted)

  4. Airtight opaque containers for chemical stock solutions - quart and pint sizes (2-3 each)

  5. Graduates - large and small sizes

  6. Funnel - should fit neck of developing tank

  7. Thermometer - should fit neck of developing tank

  8. Long stirring paddle

  9. Good scissors - long thin and straight


Paterson tanks and reels are ubiquitous and serviceable.
However I prefer the AP deluxe plastic tanks and reels.
IMO they are well worth a few more dollars/pounds/euros.

I also recommend you get a larger size changing bag.
The smaller size are difficult - and sweaty - to work in.

Assuming you will be developing factory loaded film
you will need something to open the 35mm cartridges.
A household bottle opener works fine for this purpose.
Your watch or smartphone will suffice as a timer.

Later you will add other items for convenience,
but you can make a good start with the above.

Good luck,
Chris
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Digital or Film
Posted By gofour3
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Only shoot film and have never owned a digital camera.

Phil.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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Another Evergreen Cemetery Series with PanF+. I think PanF does well in the fog.


Evergreen Cemetery Series by tuco, on Flickr

GX617, Fujinon SWD 90mm, PanF+, D-23 1:1
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-07-2019, 11:23 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Swift1
Replies: 19,871
Views: 2,458,357

Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr
1957 Zorki 4 rangefinder
Canon LTM 50/1.4
Expired Ferrania Solaris 200
Epson V750
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-06-2019, 06:42 PM  
The "Joys" of Old Cameras
Posted By aaron62688
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Oh cool!! A friend of mine has a couple. What do you have and what would you recommend getting?



---------- Post added 11-06-19 at 06:43 PM ----------

I bought 10 rolls of Tri-X. Seems like a good place to start.



---------- Post added 11-06-19 at 06:45 PM ----------

Forgive me but what does “cla” mean?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-26-2019, 02:13 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By Ed Hurst
Replies: 13,856
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Cradle Mountain in Tasmania...

645Z with 28-45mm f4.5 DA lens (@ 38mm)

[IMG]IMGP1639_Step9sRGBSMALL by Ed Hurst, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-05-2019, 10:21 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
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Cemetery season for me.

GX617, PanF+, D-23 (1:1).


Cemetery Scene by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-05-2019, 05:11 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By gofour3
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K2DMD & FA77/1.8 & New E100:



Phil.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-05-2019, 03:51 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Swift1
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Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr
Canon 7 Rangefinder
Canon LTM 35/2
Fujicolor 100
Epson V750
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-03-2019, 08:58 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By g026r
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One from a while back. Wasn't entirely happy with the B&W scan so I decided to tint & tone it in LR.

Untitled by Andrew, on Flickr

Canon F-1.
Some Vivitar macro lens. (90/2.8? 105/2.5?)
Kodak Tri-X.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 11-05-2019, 11:44 AM  
B&W Developer starter kits
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 14
Views: 497
I don't really know much about these beginners kits and what is in them but you can often pick up a lot of stuff cheaply on ebay.

The first thing to mention is that you don't need a darkroom if you are only developing film. You do need a darkroom if you intend to make proper "wet prints". For just developing the film, you need a changing bag which is a light proof bag in which you load your film into the developing tank. So you need the bag and the tank. Next, and quite important is an accurate liquid thermometer because the chemicals, particularly the developer, needs to be at a precise temperature. You will need some measuring jugs or measuring cylinders for your developer, stop bath and fixer. You will need somewhere dust free to hang your film once its developed. A steamy bathroom is good for this. You can use a clothes peg to hang the film initially but later you might want to buy some proper film clips.

So for the chemicals... you need some developer. A liquid developer like Rodinal or its modern namesakes will be cheapest initially (about £9 on ebay). Stop bath is a mild acidic solution used to stop the action of the developer. You could use plain water to save money for your "do I want to do this" trial but I would buy this if you decide to continue. It doesn't cost much and lasts for ages. Fixer.... a bottle of Ilford rapid fixer will cost about £11 on ebay and will last quite a long while. If you decide to continue with home development you might want to buy some photo flo wetting agent but not needed initialy.

So really you could get by with £20 worth of chemicals plus the cost of a changing bag, thermometer, a plastic development tank and some jugs.

Good luck
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-04-2019, 08:27 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By fiddlefye
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While I'm waiting for my LX to arrive and get serviced I thought I'd start out with a shot taken with my first Pentax, the H3v. St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) 1973.
img741 by fiddlefye, on Flickr

---------- Post added 11-04-19 at 08:34 AM ----------

A few more recent photos, taken with various film cameras. I never shot much colour negative film and since the waning of slide film I've left my colour shooting to the digital realm and shot almost exclusively B&W.

HP5 19 019 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
35mm HP5 035 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
Blad C 007 by fiddlefye, on Flickr

---------- Post added 11-04-19 at 08:37 AM ----------

Blad B 008 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
Blad B 007 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
PanF 022 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-03-2019, 09:17 AM  
Favorite film for low light photos with Pentax manual SLRs?
Posted By cobbu2
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Easily 3200TMZ up to ISO 6400 in HC-110B; in a pinch I’ll push TX or TMY to 3200, but TMZ will provide better shadow detail than a pushed 400 film. Plus, I really love TMZ’s grain and tonality.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-31-2019, 04:28 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By womble
Replies: 8,727
Views: 931,794
Horizont, Kodak BW400CN film.


Brântome (3) par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-30-2019, 04:41 AM  
Vote for your favourite Pentax film cameras
Posted By Kosmo Foto
Replies: 72
Views: 2,371
Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to vote.

I obviously won't be voting in the poll, since I'm running it, but if anyone's interested, here are my votes:

1) Pentax ESII: My favourite SLR of all time. I bought two of these after meeting Pennie Smith (of The Clash's 'London Calling' fame) still shooting with hers in the mid-2000s. I now have five. They're my travel cameras of choice. I ahve so many good memories shooting with my ESIIs.

2) Spotmatic F: Had one, sold it, regret it. The best enthusiast SLR of the manual days? Very possibly. I'm trying to buy no more new cameras in 2020 but will probably sneaks a couple of these into the shooting collection.

3) PC35 AF-M: The Leica M6 of cheap 80s AF compacts. Tack sharp lens, quiet, robust.

Cheers all!

Stephen
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-29-2019, 08:26 AM  
Vote for your favourite Pentax film cameras
Posted By ismaelg
Replies: 72
Views: 2,371
Voted with my heart, not with my brain :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-29-2019, 11:41 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Swift1
Replies: 19,871
Views: 2,458,357

Untitled by Colton Allen, on Flickr
Canon 7 Rangefinder
Canon LTM 50/2.2
Expired Ferrania Solaris 200
Epson V750
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2019, 09:31 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Autonerd
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Views: 931,794
One of the only times I honestly put my life at risk to take a photo. Well worth it.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2019, 05:48 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Autonerd
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This is a terrible (and un-manipulated) scan of one of my favorite photos... shot around December 1993 in a McDonalds in Paris. Ilford HP5, probably my Pentax KX though it might have been my MG, 50mm, no filter. Plan is to get a decent scanner and hopefully dig up this negative so I can scan it properly.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2019, 05:52 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Autonerd
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Shot this at the same time, under the same conditions. The guy above was my best friend and this is his sometimes-girlfriend, who regarded me as an impediment that must be tolerated as my friend and I were pretty well inseperable. If I recall correctly -- and I probably don't -- her words just before I clicked the shutter were, "If you take my f---ing picture I'm going to f---ing kill you." I think you can read it in her face. PS, I lived to shoot her picture again.

Apologies for the lousy scans -- did these years ago on a flatbed (from the negs) with no manipulation and no time to clean everything properly. Hoping to buy a 35mm scanner and do these and others right...let's just hope I can find the negatives!!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-26-2019, 04:59 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By womble
Replies: 8,727
Views: 931,794
And here it is...


Fountain pinhole par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
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