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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

OK, so here's some colour and my first batch of four from twelve keepers on a 36-exp Kodak Gold 200 film with expiry in 2014. Processed at Snappy Snaps in Oxford - develop and scan with delivery by wetransfer of the JPGs within 30+ minutes of dropping off the film.

I used a Dynax 7 with 50mm F1.7 for the first 3 shots and a Tamron SP 70-300 USD zoom for the fourth. Exposure info at Flickr. All pictures taken in Cornwall last weekend.


Gosh, it's nice to be using film again, and I'll post 5-12 tomorrow.


I like 1.3. Lovely picture. If I were to start using my Olympus OM1 again I might not want to go back to digital! I loved it so much I won't part with it.
 



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Thanks, Ian! I share your love for the OM-1 ... I have my father's old camera, and I really ought to break it out for later in this challenge.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2020 at 10:08
Here is my second batch of 4 (of 12): still the Dynax 7 and outdated Kodak Gold 200, the first two with a 50mm F1.7 and the second two with SAL 85mm F2.8 (all exposure info at Flickr)

1.5

Launchway at The Lizard

1.6

Cafetiere reflections

1.7

Launceston castle (with Cornish flag)

1.8

Flower head (what looks like a scratch on the negative is in fact a spider thread)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2020 at 10:32
Really like 1.5 and 1.7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2020 at 11:55
Thanks, Brian!

Here's the third and final batch from my first film in the challenge. All taken in Launceston with the Dynax 7 and SAL 85mm F2.8 with outdated Kodak Gold 200; exposure info at Flickr.

1.9

Eagle

1.10

Charles Causley grave

1.11

Ruin

1.12

Prior's bridge, Launceston
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The Kodak Gold seems to have held up quite nicely - how much dis the processor charge?

is 1.11 actually a ruin? Because of the flatness of the top, I wondered if it was a bench-mark - that symbol is normally on a plate on an existing stone, but I wondered if they used such a structure if there was nothing else suitable.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2020 at 12:32
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

The Kodak Gold seems to have held up quite nicely - how much dis the processor charge?

is 1.11 actually a ruin? Because of the flatness of the top, I wondered if it was a bench-mark - that symbol is normally on a plate on an existing stone, but I wondered if they used such a structure if there was nothing else suitable.


Snappy Snaps in Oxford charge £10.95 for dev and scan (no prints), and in about 30-35 mins I received an email with a WeTransfer link to download the 6MP scans.

I think it's a great service, but the price does seem high. However if you compare with an online service like PhotoHippo in Burnley (who do great work), they charge £6.25 for dev and scan, to which you have to add £3.58 for 1st class mail (because 35mm film cartridges in an envelope fall into the parcel category ) and you can see that the extra £1.12 at Snappy Snaps is good value for the speed of the process.

My only gripe is that Snappy Snaps do not display a pricelist and I think B&W and medium formats take longer (in Oxford) because they send them out for processing.

I agree the ruin looks like a Benchmark, but this was in the grounds of the ruins of Launceston Priory, and there's a picture of the wider site here. With a church nearby and an area that's susceptible to flooding I suspect any benchmark might be elsewhere.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 04:22
Very good photos so far!
Let me introduce 12 of mine. The film is ADOX CMS 20 II PRO.
Photos developed in the lab (Luster in New York). I scanned with the Plustek 7600i myself. The camera is a Minolta a-7. The photos seem to be slightly underexposed. I have another roll of this film and will try to use an external light meter. Maybe ISO 12 is too much of a challenge for the camera.

1.1 Jersey City Square with the Katyn Memorial.

Minolta a-7, Sony 50/1.4 F3.2 1/160s

1.2 New apartment buildings in Jersey City, actually in the Newport district.

Minolta a-7, Sony 24/2.0 F5.6 1/125s

1.3 Ellipse

Minolt a-7, Sony 24/2.0 F5.6 1/100s

1.4 Waterfront

Minolta a-7, Sony 24/2.0 F5.6 1/800s
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 04:30
1.5 Midtown seen from Hoboken. You can see new building Vanderbilt One.

Minolta a-7, Sony 85/1.4 F4.5 1/200s

1.6 Hudson Yards

Minolta a-7, Sony 85/1.4 F3.5 1/200s

1.7 View towards Newport from Hoboken train station.

Minolta a-7, Sony 24/2.0 F4.0 1/100s

1.8 Hudson Yards and Hoboken Terminal

Minolta a-7, Sony 85/1.4 F4.5 1/160s
A99ii,BC,BBC,28-70,28-135,16,20,24,50,100,135,200/2.8,28,35,100/2.0,35-105,24-105,28-105RS,24-85RS,100-300 Sony 24/2.0 50/1.4,85/1.4,85/2.8,70-300G,70-400G2 S 105M,24-105A,12-24 HSM,70-200/2.8 HSM OS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 04:37
1.9 Elephant fountains.

Minolta a-7, Sony 50/1.4 F4.5 1/125s

1.10 Palisades Park. Cliffs on the Hudson River.

Minolta a-7, Minolta 28-70/2.8 G 30mm F4.0 1/100s

1.11 And a small flock of vultures.

Minolta a-7, Minolta 28-70/2.8 G 35mm F4.0 1/80s

1.12 On the trail.

Minolta a-7, Minolta 28-70/2.8 G 28mm F2.8 1/13s
A99ii,BC,BBC,28-70,28-135,16,20,24,50,100,135,200/2.8,28,35,100/2.0,35-105,24-105,28-105RS,24-85RS,100-300 Sony 24/2.0 50/1.4,85/1.4,85/2.8,70-300G,70-400G2 S 105M,24-105A,12-24 HSM,70-200/2.8 HSM OS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 04:46
And this is what the 100% crop from photo 1.5 looks like.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 08:22
Originally posted by mariuszlo mariuszlo wrote:

And this is what the 100% crop from photo 1.5 looks like
The Plustek 7600i is a fine scanner, its practical scan resolution is around 3250 dpi. If you like a frame very much, you might want to find a lab that uses a Hasselblad Flextight drumscanner, those have almost double the resolution of your 7600i.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 11:54
Yes, in Plustek I use a resolution 3600. The larger, 7200 resolution gives nothing except much larger files and longer work.
A99ii,BC,BBC,28-70,28-135,16,20,24,50,100,135,200/2.8,28,35,100/2.0,35-105,24-105,28-105RS,24-85RS,100-300 Sony 24/2.0 50/1.4,85/1.4,85/2.8,70-300G,70-400G2 S 105M,24-105A,12-24 HSM,70-200/2.8 HSM OS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 12:59
I'll be interested to see how photos taken with a 24MP camera compare with 3600dpi scans ... if my arithmetic is right you end up with 5400x3600 px scans compared to close to 6000x4000 with 1:1 macro on an A7 III.
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