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Old 09-08-2017, 06:21 PM
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You got some really good pictures there! I like all of them. The 2nd evening shot maybe a little better than the first.
The lone TDK metal a classic with its aluminum or pot-metal frame.
It sounds like Vlvia 50 is fairly critical on exposure compared to 100 or faster.
The guitar shots look great! Nice lighting.

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I am totally hooked on film now. I did a lot of test portraits of family members as well using the Kodak Ektar 100 and those turned out far better than I expected. Film is really fantastic on rendering skin tone, it seems. It's WAY more flattering than digital.

And the more I look at the shots taken with the velvia 50, the more I realize how much latent power there is in that film. I've really gotta shoot another roll in some decent light. That film is just spectacular.

From what I can tell from ordering the enhanced scans from NCPS, it seems like the level of resolution from film is extraordinary. And I've only seen 35mm, I can only imagine what you get with medium and large format.

Something interesting happened at some point in the past decade or so...and that's that this phrase started getting repeated: "At this point, digital has far surpassed film." Anyone ever notice that? Companies started using this in marketing materials and then photographers started repeating it, and then other people started repeating it, etc. But from what I can tell, even digital images taken with $50,000 Phase One cameras still have a digital harshness to them that film doesn't have, and they still have a flatness and lack of depth that you can only get with film.

I'm beginning to think that we've all been sold a bill of goods when it comes to digital cameras and so many of us bought into it because of the convenience factors. Digital has not surpassed film in terms of resolution, color rendering, highlights, and depth.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:37 AM
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Just stumbled on this thread & recognised many posters.

I don't use film nowadays but my son has just acquired materials & kit for doing just that (see pics). So I may get involved again. He prefers film to digital & b/w to colour. He shoots disused industrial sites. Lots about in NW England.

I was taking reference photos of construction sites through the 80s, 90s & 00s. No great scope for creativity as the emphasis was on factual accuracy but sometimes the shot was specifically required for advertising/literature/PR so got out the Cokin filters.

I was armed with two Canon A1s: one fitted with a 35mm prime lens & loaded with Ektachrome or Fujichrome Velvia & the other with a 24mm prime & Ilford HP4 or FP5. The E6 was always developed to strip & I would review & mount selected shots. The b/w film was stripped & contact printed for selection & 10" x 8" printing. All the developing & printing was carried out by professional studios.

Also in the case was a Yashica twin-lens reflex (Mat 124 IIRC). Occasionally shot some 120 b/w but 25mm was main stay.

I also equipped our field engineers with Yashica T2 or T3 (Carl Zeiss f3.5/2.8 lens) so that they could point & click as need be.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:11 AM
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I've been scanning some 120 Ektar at 4800DPI which is something like 120 megapixels per negative. When I zoom in, the pixels become apparent before the film grain.

Digital cameras became "better" than film in the same way CDs became "better" than vinyl. Some measurable quantities may indeed be better on paper, and digital is certainly more convenient. But it is rarely "better" in any serious meaning of the word.

My 80 year old Zeiss-Ikon 520/16 produces utterly sublime images, especially on Ektar. Show me a single DSLR or indeed any digital camera which will be functional in 80 years time...even 25 years time. With film, the R&D from the manufacturers may well have slowed down...but every time they do improve the emulsions, my old cameras get a "sensor upgrade".
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:19 AM
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I've used film for years, my favourite combination is a Praktica BCA with Prakticar 135mm Lens and Rollei CR200 film.
Those Praktica B-series cameras were underrated for years, but are now being recognised as capable of producing very high quality images...plus any which were working after 10 years are probably going to keep on going for decades.

I haven't tried the CR200 as I rarely shoot reversal film in still formats but when I have dabbled and got the old projector out it's an experience far removed from digital projection.

One other advantage of the Praktica B's is that back when Sigma lenses were trying to break into Europe and the USA, they had trouble finding a distributor. Pentacon stepped in but stipulated that Sigma had to make their lenses for the Praktica B series, as well as for the Nikons and Canons that Sigma were aiming their products at. This meant that in addition to the Prakticar lenses from Pentacon (which are mostly very good), the Carl-Zeiss Jena lenses (crucking excellent) and the Tamron Adpatalls (also usually excellent)....Sigma's range of excellent lenses was made available to the Prakticas.

My lens of choice for my B-bodies is the Sigma 28-200 f4.0 though I have a nice Prakticar 35-70 which is so sharp you'd have trouble bettering it with any Nikkor. I am also able to use my Tamron Adaptall lenses on the Prakticas, my Nikon F601M and Nikon D50. Conclusion? I prefer the Praktica BX20S.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:10 AM
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Here are some shots I took in Southend-On-Sea on Saturday...walked about 15 miles out and about.

Praktica BX20S, Sigma 28-200 lens, yellow filter, Fomapan 100.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:16 AM
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Here are some shots I took in Southend-On-Sea on Saturday...walked about 15 miles out and about.

Praktica BX20S, Sigma 28-200 lens, yellow filter, Fomapan 100.
Nice i have not been to Southend in years, i live in Chelmsford.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:17 AM
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Ferrania P30 Alpha film.....this is a recreation of a 50s movie film from the resurrected Ferrania factory in Italy. Briefly, they used to be a respected supplier of movie and still film...got bought by 3M because of their reputation and morphed into the world's largest supplier of "private label" films...before dying in 2009. Ferrania are reborn, in much smaller guise, and this B&W film is their first product...as yet only available as a very limited alpha release.

Shot at Mevagissey and Charlestown, Cornwall. Praktica BX20S, Sigma 28-200 lens, yellow filter.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:21 AM
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More from the Zeiss-Ikon 520/16.

B&W is Efke R100
Colour is Kodak Ektar 100

Pentewan, Mevagissey and Charlestown, Cornwall. The colour film was scratched by the lab which processed it, sadly. But you get an idea of how gorgeous this film can look.

Scans are all by me.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:23 AM
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The photos didn't upload last time....
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:17 AM
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I love that last but one with the yellow coastal cruiser in the harbor with the tide out, it reminds me of a John Hinde classic postcard....

Here is a picture I took of the bus that took me and a couple of mates to Skeggy on a bank holiday in 1978 where we spent the entire day pissed out are heads.

Zorki 4K 1978 Terrible scan ...
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:50 AM
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Finally got around to stewing some film!

all images shot on Fuji Superia 400, Minolta Maxxum 7000, 50mm F1.7, 28mm F2.8 70-200mm F4
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On Kodak Ektar 100, Minolta Maxxum 5000, 50mm F1.7, 70-400mm F4

EDIT: I have a roll with the eclipse on it I need to stew, but I'm waiting to shoot up another roll of Fuji in my XA. I develop 2 rolls of 35mm film at a time.
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