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    Posted: 14 August 2017 at 21:35
What is Dyxum 1/3rd?
If you wonder what this challenge is about then it's simply about showing that film photography is not dead yet

Who
Any Dyxumer can join this challenge. Just subscribe in this thread - as simple as that The list of participants is provided in the second post below the linked post

When
The idea is to keep shooting film during three upcoming months - starting on August 15th and ending on November 15th (although we may make it even longer if necessary).

Equipment
You can use any film camera and any lens you like (no matter what brand or format, e.g. medium or big) however we expect that you will use your alpha-mount (Minota AF) camera. You know, we are alpha-mount-dedicated forum in the end

So, let's apply this general rule: if you own alpha-mount film camera it should be the first one to shoot and post your results. Then you may move on to your other cameras. If you don't have any Dynax, Maxxum or Alpha film camera then well - just use what you have

Results
You are expected to deliver 1/3rd keepers from each roll of film and we expect you to show us exactly this 1/3rd. No more no less Yes, we realise that sometimes you may have full roll of keepers but, well, you have to narrow your selection down to 4, 8 or 12 shots - depending on the roll (i.e. 12, 24 or 36 frames). To cover the case of the full-frame cameras - please use the "ceiling" function after taking one-third of the number of your frames

As on previous occasions we will keep all challenge in a single thread of discussion, i.e. all photos and discussion should be posted in this very thread.

To make the thread a bit less photo-intensive please split your photo-posts into groups of 4 shots - it will be easier to navigate. When posting please state the camera and film used and if possible - also the lens. You may also mention how the photo was digitzed (e.g. what scanner/software). And please remember to "number" your photos in a unique way - this will make it easier to refer to a particular shot in the discussion.

Thumbnails
To make a nice showcase of all work done in this challenge and to make it easier to navigate through photos please post thumbnails in this thread. Each thumbnail should be linked to the post in which the photo appeared.

Training/Outtakes
For those who would like to do some training or post some outtakes (in case you had more that 1/3rd of keepers) we have Dinosaur Training Grounds already opened


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Sent one roll of Kodak 3X 400 for developping. High hopes for 12 keepers.
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Just got back from vacation and sent in:
3x Portra 160
1x Portra 800
1x Ektar 100
1x Delta 100

Much of them are of my niece for her senior portrait + general photos and also running photos - she's a cross-country runner. Should get the scans back tomorrow. I'm a little paranoid right now that I overshot and will have too many of the same shot, much the way one does with digital. I was so worried I did not have "the" shot that I think I overdid it. Funny thing is, for her running shoot I took my old alpha 200 along as a back-up and which I'd given to her a few years ago to mentor her on a high school project. I took seriously only like half a dozen shots and nevertheless came away with the absolute keeper for her running portfolio which I'll share in Open Views when I get over my jet lag. To some extent it has caused a sort of shakeup for me as I sold my only digital camera last September and had seemed to swear off digital. And now this. Existentially speaking these are rough times for me!

PS: Paul, very much looking forward to what you've done with black and white!

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Originally posted by brian33 brian33 wrote:

To some extent it has caused a sort of shakeup for me as I sold my only digital camera last September and had seemed to swear off digital. And now this. Existentially speaking these are rough times for me!


I find that film and digital both have their place for me. Each acts as a balance for the other. Film forces me to step back from spray and pray, making me think more about each shot as I used to do before digital came along, but equally digital allows me to explore things I couldn't or wouldn't have done on film, preventing me from falling back on the things I know 'work' on print or slide.

Particularly when it comes to odd lighting, sunsets and interiors, digital gives me much more freedom to try things with some chance of getting them right than I could probably get with film.

Anyway, I have my first roll of film to get processed later this week.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2017 at 15:11
Originally posted by brian33 brian33 wrote:


PS: Paul, very much looking forward to what you've done with black and white!

And you're not the only one

I'm fairly confident that you have done alright Brian, you're very comfortable with film.
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Thanks Paul, I'm pretty hopeful for one of the shoots in particular taken on the beach at sunrise (sun out over the water on the east coast), the light was absolutely fantastic... And most everything was shot within an hour of sunrise or sunset but I'm worried about the shutter speed on one series of shots in particular, man would I have liked to have chimped and I think I was being a little too "trusting" that everything would somehow magically work itself out...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2017 at 22:02
My first roll - from 600si sporting Minolta 24-105/3.5-4.5 and Minolta 50/2.8 Macro. First part in the Karkonosze Mountains (with their highest peak - Śnieżka) then followed by usual walkabout and backyard photos.

R01-P01: Śnieżka


R01-P02: On the trail


R01-P03: Path across woods


R01-P04: Distant view



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R01-P05: Roots


Now switched to 50/2.8 Macro.

R01-P06: Hopper


R01-P07: Delta


R01-P08: Posing



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R01-P09: Sunflower fields forever


R01-P10: You just cannot resist that view


R01-P11: 6 cubic meters (or "Winter is coming!" )


R01-P12: Droplet


All scanned on CanoScan 9000f with the help of standard drivers fired from PSE. Some corrections applied in PP.



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That's a beautiful first dozen of images for opening this challenge.
My favorites are P05 and P06 (with a macro lens?).

Unfortunately my Dynax 60 broke down. I will try to get another Minolta camera, but I will have to start here with my Fujica or Mamiya since I am not sure when this will happen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2017 at 17:56
Roll 2 - this time I was test-driving Maxxum 5 (QD version) which I acquired for peanuts for my daughter (although she might get my Dynax 5 instead ). All in all the camera is in excellent condition. The only drawback is the usual tint of the matte screen (in this case - blueish), but I think it does not make too much problems.

Anyways, my impression was that 600si was producing better results (exposure-wise), but maybe this was an impression - more testing would be required to say this definitely.

This time I used Minolta 28-105/3.5-4.5, which I bought to complement film bodies, although last two photos were taken with Tamron 90/2.8.

R02-P01 - Spilled rolls


R02-P02 - Girl on a roll


R02-P03 - Golden hour


R02-P04 - Sunflower fields

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R02-P05 - Sunflower fields again


R02-P06 - Flower on a balk


R02-P07 - Rolls on rolls :)


R02-P08 - A bee

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R02-P09 - Contre-jour


R02-P10 - My favourite tree ;-)


R02-P11 - Pansy


R02-P12 - Shoo that fly!

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Great first two rolls, MiPr. I always enjoy your film images because it truly seems like time has stopped in them and they make me dream of the good old days when film was all there was. R02-P03 - Golden hour is a lovely portrait and I hope you'll have the opportunity to get that one printed properly.

R02-P07 - Rolls on rolls is a lovely old-fashioned image.


R01-P09: Sunflower fields forever - the sky is absolutely magic here!
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