Love this, Matto. Amazing texture and color.
hey man thanks and thanks for the lighting tip
trying vuesan out its okay, man color negatives are a damned nightmare to get the color right but slides seem pretty easy
Your welcome. Hope it helped.
I hear you about scanning color negs. My experience as well. Slides are much more straight forward.
yes thats weird its the exact opposite with medium format and 35mm oh well
it did and I am sure I will have more questions
Fly Ranch Geyser is located in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. The geyser was accidentally started by a drilling crew back in the 1920's, it runs 24/7 (AFAIK), the mounds are mineral deposits that have built up over the years. When I took this photo I could feel the heat and hear the roar of the geyser. It was late sunset with the moon raising (upper left).
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^^ wow thats nice, great color...
MPP, Kodak 203 Ektar, FP4 HC110
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Wonderful tonality, Alan.
I will post here later when i will have time to use my LF, but i want to know which lenses are recommended for say: Landscapes at wide side, indoors architecture and outdoor architecture and cityscape?
Thanks Lloyd, much appreciated.
man 58 and 65mm are good too lol!!!
Yes they are, but I thought he was asking about getting started, but I'm probably wrong.
Thanks for the answer, it will help for sure!
I have Rodenstock 150mm as a kit lens, and i ordered Schneider 72XL but this will take about 6-8 weeks to be shipped to me, i am waiting, 90mm is my next in list.
Been doing a bit of scanning MPP 90mm Angulon, FP4 HC110
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Zeiss 135/3.5 planar. Sadly slightly back-focused thanks to my focus/recompose technique. I've adjusted the rangefinder to slightly front focus before recomposing so hopefully better focused shots in my future
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Can't remember which camera/lens but FP4 and HC110 for sure.
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Hi Pramote, Thanks once again for the kind words. I wasn't sure if people where getting bored with them, so I will carry on. On an aside, I have been trying to get the B&W "look" converting my digital files and I am making progress, I think, but film does have a certain look which is most appealing on this type of subject. I will post my latest attempt in the "fun with nikon thread" shortly and any comments would be most welcome.
Chamonix 045N, Schneider Symmar-S 5.6/150 MC, Shanghai 100 iso
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finally i bought SA 72mm XL f/5.6, just received it yesterday, i placed the order about 3 weeks ago, and they told me it will take around 6-8 weeks to be in stock and shipped, to my surprise it turned out to be in stock within 1 week and then shipped immediately, and took about another 1 week to show off in my country, and as i said, yesterday i got that gem/beauty.
I hope i can use it a lot and shoot more with it, don't know which next lens to get [i have only 3 lenses, 2 new and one old used].
Nice images on this thread, i can't wait to add something in the future i hope.
Hi Tareq, Look forward to seeing your contribution to the thread. I wouldn't get too hung up on lens selection, I found a wide angle (90mm) and standard-ish (180/203mm) did all I required. Anyway here's another, 90mm FP4, HC 110.
Alan great contrast and composition with the reflections in that last one.
I finally got around to trying some wet scanning today. Since I cannot get the scanning fluids in Aus I used Glycerin. It's a good consistency and easy to clean up. A bit of a pain with the bubbles though.
Left the film heading in the image since I like the way it artifically frames the scene, hope that doesn't offend anyone.
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Daniel, Thanks for the kind words.
Do you mind me asking which scanner and film holder you are using? I am having a tough time getting my scans sharp due to the film holder (Epson 4870 + std. holder). It looks like yours is nice and sharp and holding the contrast as you would expect from slide film. Your last 2 posts are excellent, I especially like the portrait, wonderful "look" and tones.
Well, in fact i was circling between 90mm and 72[or ultra wide equivalent such as 65/75...] to get, but i found that lens new on one site cheaper than another big names sites, say $2000 which is cheaper about $100-200, that was no brainier, sure i put 90mm as a must to get lens, that may be next one or something longer such as 180/210/240...
I ordered a lens board as i forgot that the lens doesn't come with one, i have only 1 lens board of Copal 0 to use with Rody 150mm and didn't want to take it out of it, but i ordered also a Recessed lens board as this may not allow room on my 4x5, in all cases i can wait until using it.
Now i am confused about which film i should test or use this lens with, B&W or Color and which?!!!
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Hi Alan, I'm using and Epson V700 and the better scanning holders. That said, only the most recent shot is with the better scanning holder, everything else is the stock standard epson holder. I also just use the Epsonscan software.
Tareq, where did you get a cheap 72XL? Did you also get the centre filter?
I am planning to buy SA 90mm XL from them too, they give very good reasonable price cheaper than others brand New, but that one is not listed on their site, funny they listed 72mm and not 90mm.
I also use Epson V750, i have betterscanning but i still using the default one from Epson, i want to go Wet mounting route with the scanner, and i agree, i only use EpsonScan software even i have VueScan and SilverFast.
Daniel, Tareq, Thanks for the info. I wonder if the newer holders on the V750 are better at holding the negs flat? Unfortunately all my negs have taken on a curl over the years and do not lie flat. I may try one of the better scan holders with my 4870 or possibly look to get a V750. I also use the Epson software and find it fine.
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A more seasonal one.
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Back to the rocks.
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Very nice composition and scan.
Which lens/aperture is this?
I want to get a 4x5 film scanner with dust control software.
Haven't looked at them in years. Which would you recommend?
I had a Microtek with no dust control software. It had a great Kodak CCD.
I want to start scanning my 4x5s from 1979 thru current.
Hi Mike, thanks for the comment. All my 4x5 (5x4) shots where done with FP4 and HC110. These are from a few years ago... 80s & early 90s. I have gotten the bug after scanning a few and decided to let them see the light of day! (there are quite a few to get through, so we may be some time).
Fog and frost at 'Robin Hood's Stride' in the Peak District National Park.
Made with a Shen Hao 4x5 and 90mm Super Angulon, with FP4 developed in Obsidian Aqua, scanned on Epson V700.
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It is the Shen Hao TZ45 IIA. No movements were used because the light was changing so fast while I was setting up, and there wasn't anything in the picture that screamed 'converging verticals', so I just made sure I got an exposure. I used an orange filter to add some contrast to the foggy background, but I didn't want to spoil the diffused light, so it was a risk but it worked OK I think.
Hi Mike, No magic bullet I'm afraid, just an old Epson 4870 with standard holders and epson software. Results are variable for sharpness but at this resolution (screen) it's not much of a problem. Some come out quite good and will stand an A3 print. As for ICE, not sure but I thought it didn't work on B&W negs? Anyway I don't use it and use PS content aware fill to spot the scans as required.What kind of scanner are you using? Does it have ICE or some kind of dust control? I need recommendations.
This is 8x10 Retro-Tonal in Rodinal (35 minutes stand) done with a Gandofi & 240 Sironar.
A Monochrom version is in the Leica thread. Scanned 8x10 is smoother but not sharper.
I set (Epson V750) the minimum dust removal for tiny specks and do the larger ones by hand.
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Linhof Super Colour, 90mm f8 S/A, FP4, HC110
Linhof, 180 Symmar S, FP4 HC110