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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2020 at 14:43
Brian, this looks much better and I think there's still room to improve once you follow all the Negative Lab Pro advice on digitising the negatives. Especially shooting the "matte" side will give more improvement and flipping the mirror image you get that way is very easy to do in Lightroom. When I see this I don't think there is a need to send me a strip, you're well on your way to an optimal result.

How do you like Negative Lab Pro so far, especially for Black and White? I've only done one or two tests with B&W and I liked the results a lot but after buying I first digitized a whole roll of Porta 160 colour film. My 12 keepers are already in this thread (based on the lab scans) but I'll post some more of my own scans in the outtakes later today.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2020 at 15:03
Thank you. Yes, already an improvement and clearly scope for a lot more. I’m still in the early stages of film photography and all it entails and loving every bit of it. So there is bound to be a few bumps in the road on the journey.

Negative Lab Pro is amazing so I’ve spent the rest of this month’s pension on the Adobe subscription and NLP licence. Now that I have invested I intend to make full use of it . I just need to get out again and shoot another film. Leica, X-700 or Dynax 7? I think the X-700 is due even though the 7 is the only true Dyxum qualifier
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Image looks great, Brian.

Great to see you are enjoying NLP. I’ve never scanned using a DSLR, but judging from NLP’s forum and FB group, it seems like a bit of a learning curve but once you’ve mastered it, it’s quicker than using a dedicated film scanner.

You’re starting to use the software at a great time as well. V2.2 is a great step forward. Nathan (the software creator) is already working on V3 which looks like an even greater leap forward. I love the fact that he’s so open with the development and the community is so involved.

The only aspect of NLP I don’t like is the way it handles reds (sometimes) and blues. I get it that the software is about emulating lab scanners (Frontier etc) but the blues looking like that 80’s teal colour sucks IMO :) Since V2.2 and the introduction of the “Natural” LUT this can be controlled. I also use the “BASIC” colour model which doesn’t try and emulate a lab scanner and gives a more natural and neutral rendition of the image.

BTW ... this is also a good method of editing negatives. Very simple and pretty effective. Not on the same level as NLP though.

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ADOX Silvermax 100, developed and scanned by Darkroom, very fast turnround. I used the 7000i bought on ebay in 2005 for the lenses it came with, and unused by me until this roll. Taken in Dinorwic quarry, the first 12 exposures with my Minolta 28-135 which may well have been part of the ebay deal, I don't remember..

Frame 3 (private road to the top of the quarry)


Frame 5


Frame 7


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2020 at 17:07
Great photos Alan.

I took my X-700 on the morning dog walk today at Twyford Woods, a disused WWII military runway, and finished off the film. I shall develop it in the next day or two and hopefully post my 1/3 keepers if they come out okay. I bought the camera twenty years ago and this is first time I've used it! Could be interesting
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 November 2020 at 08:08
Thanks Brian. My 7000i performed flawlessly after at least 15 years dormant, all it needed was a fresh battery.

The middle 12 exosures were taken with my Minolta 70-210.

Frame 13 : Give way


Frame 14 : Caernarfon castle


Frame 17 : Family walk


Frame 20 : Camouflaged stile

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 November 2020 at 08:23
The last 12 exosures featured my rarely used Minolta 200/2.8.

Frame 26 : Dinorwic quarry


Frame 27 : Mountain biker in the quarry


Frame 30 : Upwards. Unintentionally OOF but I like the mood, my favourite of the roll.


Frame 34 : White pony


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Lovely shots Alan!
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These shots have been in the camera a while. The Contax G1 should be the greatest camera ever- compact, with a zooming rangefinder and some lovely lenses, but I find that sometimes the camera seems to fight me… and mine seems to have a slightly sticky shutter that misses a few shots entirely.. So not a camera that you immediately reach for…

These shots have been in the camera a while. The Contax should be the greatest camera ever- compact, with a zooming rangefinder and some lovely lenses, but I find that sometimes the camera seems to fight me… and mine seems to have a slightly sticky shutter that misses a few shots entirely.. So not a camera that you immediately reach for…

These were shot on Kentmere 400 and Processed in Fomadon R09 – lens was mainly the Zeiss 90.

bobJ 8.01 – frame 5 - The best is yet to be


bobj 8.02 – frame 11 - Bostal Woods


bobj 8.03 – frame 12 - Sunlight through branches


bobj 8.04 – frame 13 - Weathered wall


[edited to identify camera better...]


Edited by Bob J - 06 November 2020 at 01:48
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 November 2020 at 17:08
Sorry, if you say Contax, you mean a Contax G1? Or G2?
I do not think the older Contax's have a zooming rangefinder, and the SLR's also do not have rangefinder - by definition So, it must be an G1 or G2.
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Sorry I should have been clearer - it is a Contax G1...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 November 2020 at 03:46
Alan I really like Frame 30 Upwards !
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Thanks Bob and Paul.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 November 2020 at 13:58
The next 4 from the Contax G1...

bobj 8.05 – frame 19 - The Moat Bridge, Elham Panlace


bobj 8.06 – frame 21 - 198.5 feet above sea level


bobj 8.07 – frame 22 - Palisade


bobj 8.08 – frame 25 - Column


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