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    Posted: 03 November 2012 at 03:39
Is this even allowed ? I shot this series with my lovingly restored Minolta SRT100, a Minolta Rokkor PF MC 55mm f1.9 on some probably expired re-branded Fuji ISO400, developed by Walmart

For anyone with a true passion for photography, I highly recommend finding an old MF Minolta. It might shock you just how much you've truely learnt about the relationship between ISO, shutter and aperture.

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Thin Ice


#2
Mitchener House


#3
Mya


#4
Truck


#5
Rail


#6
No Time for Play


#7
Autumn Colours


#8
Bullrush


#9.. what a shame it is to spot this little fella and not have my Alpha on hand with the 300 USD attached
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Nice series Steve. This film and development seems to result in a slight red/yellow ish coloration. This was most clear in #1 and #3 (and the trees in #2), least in #4 and #5. For me #7 and #8 are not sharp enough. Your best shots are #2 (beautiful house!), #3 and #5. TFS   
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There is definitely a reddish hue to all of these but they are quite fun to see. I'm fond of 5 and 7. The softness of 7 doesn't bother me, it actually lends a bit of romanticism to the subject.
I will say that funnily the reddish hue does lend the whole series a quality that kind of remains me of the current fad in preset "film-like" filters for digital images. Shoot I use em on occasion. I really like camerabag 2 as an app for just that sort of thing. But here we have the real deal!!
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The hue works well on #5 - even if caused by expired film.
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Yes, definitely past the film's prime. Very nostalgic look. I'm not sure what you mean about "It might shock you just how much you've truly learnt about the relationship between ISO, shutter and aperture", or are you talking to the younger digital generation? By the time I bought my SRT-102, it seemed a modern marvel and I felt a little guilty about all the automation - that is, having a metering system and auto-aperture.

What? Who you calling old?
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Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

are you talking to the younger digital generation? By the time I bought my SRT-102, it seemed a modern marvel and I felt a little guilty about all the automation - that is, having a metering system and auto-aperture.

What? Who you calling old?


Yep, I'm talking about a younger generation, or two who, have only known digital or handle point & shoot. Its cool how Minolta managed to get so much functionality out of a pile of cogs, cams and springs. However it does date you slightly by letting the cat out of the bag that you bought one of these before I was born, and I'm in my 30's!

Handling MF film bodies certainly slows you down, makes you take your time composing and thinking about the shot. Its a nice change, but I wouldn't wanna shoot it all the time
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 November 2012 at 15:02
Originally posted by Tezzating Tezzating wrote:

Is this even allowed ?

Yes it is, there even are dedicated film photo threads

Thank you for sharing. I prefer the fresh look of these (cheap) films, but it is always fun to see the result of these expired films. Those SRT's are nice, but big and tank-like - I prefer XD's.
On a related note, I've got three rolls of Fuji Superia 1600 (expired 9/2012) coming my way
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I was looking for an XD infact, but then the local camera store traded in this SRT and for $45 I couldnt say no Its noisey and old and heavy and I love it.

Congrats on your Superia 1600 score; hopefully it delivers a clean image for you!

My next roll will be *self developed if the tank ever shows up* Delta 400, and using a later model MD 50mm 2.0
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Hi Steve,

This is like a step back in time in more ways than one; yes, you've used film and almost gone back to basics with the SRT and the manual focus lens but it's also the results that have a real 70's feel to them that made me take notice here.

I know it's got a red hue to it that results from it's age (you could have corrected this in the scanning/PP afterwards but chose not to - brave move) but, for me, this is what differentiates the series and is fully in keeping with the set-up you've used. And so are many of the images as well for that matter. The last four could have been taken at any time over the last 30 years or so and have a timeless look to them which I like - the focus isn't spot on in some of the later images but that goes with the territory somehow! I really like #5 for the composition and the contrast (part subject; part film...) but the stand out for me is #2 - the subject and medium used compliment each other so well and that house is to die for from my perspective - you show it off to great effect and if you loose the watermark it 'sits' very, very nicely in the frame. if it's not yours then I am sure the owners would be very pleased to have this as a 'portrait' of their home.

An interesting series and I will be keeping an eye open for more from this set-up. Anyone still got any Scotch 1000 knocking around...?

Kind regards, Neil.
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The house is local government owned, you can event rent it for events! Through the viewfinder it looked really nice so I spent a lot of time getting the shot "just right".

Thank you for the comments guys. I'm really looking forward to shooting a few more rolls of quality film thats within its expiration period
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