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    asahi!
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    That looks like the Pentax we got my dad for Christmas in 1969. It replaced his old rangefinder. I built a darkroom on the third floor of our house when I was in 8th grade. Used it all through High School. I’d need to completely relearn the whole process if I went back to film. I have no idea what happened to my enlarger.

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    I still have my Canon Ftb with multiple lenses.
    Also my Twin lens Mamya 6x4 negative camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I got me one or two o' them. Been shootin' with a Pentax since Moses was a child...
    no ****
    saw your post about the photography course you took in 1976
    i was five years old then

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Not if you digitize the negative.

    This is probably what was done for the move The Lighthouse.
    After 45 years, I would be greatly surprised if I still have the negatives from that assignment, and if I do, I haven't a clue where I would find it. Since the images were shot, I have moved, I think, something like fourteen or fifteen times.

    My friend Mac is friends with the cinematographer who filmed The Lighthouse; if I remember to ask him, I'll find out. You are probably right - don't see many theatres with boxes of film reels lined up outside the projectionist's room anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    no ****
    saw your post about the photography course you took in 1976
    i was five years old then

    Actually it was from 1975 to 1977, as if anyone is counting anymore.

    My first Pentax was a Spotmatic, then a Spotmatic II, followed by another SII, then an MX, then I got into digital and shoot with a Km now.
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    Those are great, Tom. I have always been a fan of B&W "character/atmosphere" portraits.
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    Speaking of 1976, Mom and Dad bought me the AT-1 for the 8th grade. The new Jr. High had a darkroom. Dad bought the Sears to replace his Argus in the 80's. It is speed priority auto.

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    When I was in my twenties I bought a Praktica LLC. Simple and robust. The stopped down metering was a good thing. I lost it when my house burned down in 1990.
    Around a year ago I bought a used Nikon D7000. I have to say that Praktica was a lot easier to learn to use!
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    i am not even a photographer, and i enjoyed the first 3 minutes and 59 seconds of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Anyway, all really just to emphasize that color film is OK too, not just B&W film.
    who could live in az eschewing color

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    Paul you’re photos ?
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    and the sunset?
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    it's like twodot is trolling me hard
    "color can be good"
    followed by,"if i had those on my wall. . ."
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post


    Sunsets aren't my cup of tea though.
    Some of the best photos on the 'photo of the day' thread are sunset photos, I think.
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    jimmy w's photographs often make me terribly homesick for the deep south: levees, broad rivers, cotton and soybean fields, heavy humid skies, country folk, his photos are deeply about a sense of place to me
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    nothing is as easy as posting from an iphone. . .

    i'll be posting film, shot my first roll today
    but for this foot thing i'd have gone on a bike ride with the camera


    over the next days and weeks i'll be working out processing techniques for digitizing film photography
    if you have any thoughts on that i'm all ears
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    Old fashioned slide copier....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    jimmy w's photographs often make me terribly homesick for the deep south: levees, broad rivers, cotton and soybean fields, heavy humid skies, country folk, his photos are deeply about a sense of place to me
    This afternoon a bit west of Mississippi State University.

    cotton field.jpg

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    Converted to B&W

    cotton field b&w.jpg

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    update and a question

    my first two rolls of film, virtually every shot taken from the driver's seat of our suv, has been sent off to the developer
    until i can reliably stand and walk i'm gonna wait on joining the darkroom club
    looking forward to seeing what comes back

    meanwhile, yesterday i was injected with a radio isotope for medical imaging purposes
    and as i was distracted i failed to ask relevant questions about handling film
    reading my documents now, they say refrain from breastfeeding for the next two weeks,
    that i should endeavor to pee a lot
    and that i should carry this card with me if i attempt to go through a tsa screening checkpoint

    so the question is, will that injection affect camera film?
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    Nah. That stuff reacts to radiation, it don’t emit it.

    I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    This afternoon a bit west of Mississippi State University.

    cotton field.jpg
    Now THAT photo make the boll estimator in me stand up and take notice.

    Pace off so much, count bolls, move to another row…sigh.

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    first test roll back
    all taken from the driver's seat of my truck
    all straight out of the camera, no editing
    tmax 400

    1.jpg

    2.jpg

    3.jpg
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    I guess that the relevant question is, what do you think about them, Paul? Are you happy with the results?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I guess that the relevant question is, what do you think about them, Paul? Are you happy with the results?
    the camera works, that makes me happy

    lens needs to be cleaned, lol

    a hood and filters will prove useful

    composition would be improved if i could walk - which might happen as soon as tomorrow

    exposure seems about right

    yeah pretty happy with first results
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    I took into consideration that your mobility is limited and that these were test rolls, not attempts at prize-winning images. The most salient comment I have is that they seem to lack contrast. That is a processing issue more than anything else - commercial labs develop for the median tones and that makes all images kinda washed-out. You will be able to tailor your processing to the images better when you start doing that stuff. As for filters, if you are going to shoot B&W, I would suggest an R60 filter - makes B&W images much better, IMHO. As for clean lenses & filters, well, you are on your own for that one... <grin>

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    How did you digitize the images prior to posting here?

    Have you tried any "tweaking" of the scans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I took into consideration that your mobility is limited and that these were test rolls, not attempts at prize-winning images. The most salient comment I have is that they seem to lack contrast. That is a processing issue more than anything else - commercial labs develop for the median tones and that makes all images kinda washed-out. You will be able to tailor your processing to the images better when you start doing that stuff. As for filters, if you are going to shoot B&W, I would suggest an R60 filter - makes B&W images much better, IMHO. As for clean lenses & filters, well, you are on your own for that one... <grin>
    this came in the mail last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    How did you digitize the images prior to posting here?

    Have you tried any "tweaking" of the scans?
    epson film scanner

    no tweaks this go round
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    A young woman, really young like 14, at the grocery. She had an old Asahi Pentax on a strap. I commented on her vintage camera. She told me about her school photo club and they start with old cameras to learn about settings. What a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Nice! Loving the grain. I would love to see those locations shot over a full day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    You have ghosts of sprocket holes up top. Nice shots, but I'd check that out.

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    A young woman, really young like 14, at the grocery. She had an old Asahi Pentax on a strap. I commented on her vintage camera. She told me about her school photo club and they start with old cameras to learn about settings. What a great idea.
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    UV lives on the lens almost permanently. Polarizer will become your favorite filter, bar none. Red & orange will increase contrast in B&W images. Green will lighten foliage (not such a big deal where you are, but a woodland scene of spruce trees can use the help). Yellow softens skin tones in outdoor light portraiture.

    Might I suggest using up half a roll of film on the same subject, same lighting, but put one of each filter on the camera for each frame so that you can see the difference it makes in your subjects in the lighting in your area? It will be instructive.


    Edit to add: lupo is sharp-eyed today. The sprocket holes showing up on the film is likely a processing issue. It happens when the stop bath isn't properly agitated, allowing some areas (the 'shadow' under the sprocket holes) to continue developing a bit. Sadly, this is all too common in commercially-developed films. Again, you will be able to better control this when you begin processing your own films.
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