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Film #1.
Minolta Maxxum 9, Kodak TMAX 400 developed in Ultrafin 10+1 for 7 min at 20C. Scanned with Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400.
Shot in the back yard, 15 and 16 March.

Frame #1

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/400 | f/2

Frame #2

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/6400 | f/2

Frame #6

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/100 | f/2

Frame #8

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/160 | f/2

Frame #10

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/80 | f/5.0

Frame #11

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/250 | f/11

Frame #13

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/400 | f/11

Frame #17

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/60 | f/8

Frame #19

Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5 | 1/400 | f/4

Frame #20

Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5 | 1/250 | f/4

Frame #22

Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5 | 1/60 | f/4

Frame #23

Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5 | 1/80 | f/4

Frame #32

Minolta 35mm f/2.0 RS | 1/500 | f/2
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2013 at 11:05
Wow, you guys are quick. I thought film was a slooow process.

Yesterday I scored 13 shots with the XD7 + Kiron 28/2, with Ektar 100.
I hope to add a few shots today.
Taking my time ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2013 at 13:39
Great to see the photos coming! I hope I will be able to add my photos soon...

Some comments:

@JJ Alpha - As I said, nice set. I always have a problem with Ektar giving a reddish tint to the photos and I can see it in your photos too. But over all I love the look and the feeling in your photos. Maybe that is why many people like the Ektar...
My favorites are #8 and #15. And of course the Hassy is always nice... Is it the next camera you are going to use for the challenge?

@4paul - I love the 1st roll! It is funny that even in the same batch you have different colors. My favorite is #2, but they are all great. #5 could have been the 'winning frame' without the big scratches... But it is still nice as is. Maybe a good reason to try a real photo lab or even try to do it at home...

@Wallendo - Finally someone understand the idea of 1/3 keepers...
Last time I developed a roll at home was 2-3 years ago, so I am in better shape... I am still not sure if I am going to do it for this challenge because lack of time, but I still consider that option.
Your photos seems to be a little low contrast, but I am not sure whether it is the developing or the film or the lens...
I like #7, #10 and #11.

@zk-cessnaguy - Great collection! It is so fun to use the Maxxum 9!
Ypur backyard looks like a real jungle. I am sure it is fun. I like the contrast in your photos and the compositions. It is really hard for me to pick a favorite - they are all great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wallendo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2013 at 15:27
Originally posted by rovhazman rovhazman wrote:

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Last time I developed a roll at home was 2-3 years ago, so I am in better shape... I am still not sure if I am going to do it for this challenge because lack of time, but I still consider that option.
Your photos seems to be a little low contrast, but I am not sure whether it is the developing or the film or the lens...
...


The negatives looked OK, I suspect the lack of contrast was from the scanning process. I noticed the lack of contrast but left it the way it was because it gave a nostalgic look to the images. I have since tweaked the contrast with Apple Aperture and the images look better, but I have chosen to leave the original images in this thread.

Thanks for your comments.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JJ Alpha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2013 at 15:56
Originally posted by rovhazman rovhazman wrote:

Great to see the photos coming! I hope I will be able to add my photos soon...

Some comments:

@JJ Alpha - As I said, nice set. I always have a problem with Ektar giving a reddish tint to the photos and I can see it in your photos too. But over all I love the look and the feeling in your photos. Maybe that is why many people like the Ektar...
My favorites are #8 and #15. And of course the Hassy is always nice... Is it the next camera you are going to use for the challenge?


First time i used Ektar was with my Hasselblad, the results blew me away. Since then i just like Ektar, even though it may have been the medium format quality. I was a bit dissapointed about Portra, even though i like the look of the colours a bit more. Maybe i got a bad processed set last time, i will try to get a new roll next week to compare. But you are right about the reddish tint in some of the photos, i will have to be more careful when scanning, but thats Ektar. This is why i like this challenge, you never stop learning.

I'm in a dilemma right now regarding the next set. Yesterday i processed my first ever B&W film at home. Results where excellent. As i knew it would be a testfilm there are no 1/3 keepers...

Then I processed a second film today that was shot with my SRT101, but i am not yet sure about the results. I got 38 frames out of the roll, how will that work with 1/3 keepers

In the meantime I could show some Hasselblads, got a roll processed last week. But i rather would like to shoot a new roll..my secret plan is to get something out of every type of camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2013 at 16:35
Originally posted by JJ Alpha JJ Alpha wrote:

I got 38 frames out of the roll, how will that work with 1/3 keepers


I'm sure we would be OK with you rounding down :-)

Like the idea of one with each type, but don't make thing too rt tough for yourself..
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2013 at 18:26
An impressively quick start from some! I was expecting to finish the Minolta 5000 film this afternoon, assuming a 24 would be in it, but it turns out to have been a 36. I wanted to hand it in for processing tomorrow but it'll have to wait unless I can get a few shots on my way to work.

JJ Alpha, my favourites from your keepers are
3. The downward graffiti makes an unusual frame on the right.
4, A nice curve leading us into the clouds.
20.Got to love that little diesel!

4paul...
2. Nice dark scene though I'd have preferred it without the dog.
4. Such a pity the woman wasn't further to the left so you could have avoided the object in the top right corner.
5. Ah, that stripe is a shame, otherwise a good soft graphic.

Wallendo, you did really well if this is your first since 1975. A fine set, I agree some digital enhancement could improve them but posting as they came out is true to the challenge. I particularly liked 2,5,7 and 12.

zk-cessnaguy...
Some great textures here, the ferns are a great subject. Stand out for me is frame 13 with the river of daylight flowing between the branches.
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Well I'm back from my vacation weekend. I can only get 24 shot B&W locally (unless I get Delta 400 and I hate D400) so here we go.

Maxxum 70 + 28-135 + Kodak 400TX @ ISO400.
Developed in Ilfosol3, Epson V500 scanner

#1
Last Gas 200km


#2 Graffiti on a post on the gas station
Grafitti


#3
Information


#4 Random dog who wanted to come for the ride?
Lost Dog


#5 The road leading through the mountains..
Ice Trail


#6
Old School Mobility


#7
ERCURY


#8 No photo's in a store ? Whats up with that ?
Photography Is Not A Crime


#9 Welcome to the mountains
To The Mountains


#10 I like it even with the blow out in the top left
Mountain Town Street


#11 Trucks love gas stations (mine does)
Natural Habitat


#12 You cant escape corporations no matter where you go
Incorporation
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Roll 2;
Minolta SRT100 + MD 50mm 2.0 + Kodak 400TX @ ISO400.
Developed in Ilfosol3, Epson V500 scanner.

The SRT has developed a problem, there's "something" inside the view finder ? Its like a sticker or something I mis-loaded and only got 23 shots, so, rounding down.

#1 First we met our guide (who was totally stoked on me shooting film)
The Guide


#2 Then we had to cross this rickety bridge
Washed Out Bridge


#3 Parks Canada doesnt trust the bridge so much
Bad Bridge


#4 Then we trekked along the river
Trekking


#5 This being the river we followed into the the caverns
Ice River


#6 When its flowing, the water will move this like its nothing. How clear is that ice ?
Ice Boulders


#7 Inside the canyons there were some extreme sport junkies clambering up the sides !
Ice Climbing
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Roll 3;
Maxxum 70 + Ilford HP5+ @ ISO400. Developed in Ilfosol3, Epson V500 scanner.
Used a 28-135 & original 50mm 1.7. I've tagged each shot.

#1 28-135 @ 135mm
Elk


#2 28-135 @ 28mm. The water disappears from this lake in the spring (its empty in this shot)
Medicine Lake


#3 28-135 @ 35mm
Built to Tackle Winter


#4 28-135 @ 70mm
Waiting for Summer


#5 50mm
The 70's Want Their Van Back


#6 50mm (and my wife with the bear)
Jasper the Bear


#7 50mm. Random street shot
Waiting in the Cold


#8 50mm. She was a bit shocked when I asked to take her photo instead of her taking ours; she was a good sport.
Waitress


#9 50mm
Contemplation


#10 50mm
Y U NO SKI?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2013 at 14:26
Tezzating, I thought it was chilly here until I saw your selection! Top picks for me are
Roll 1 #5 Ice Trail : lonely road, shiver.
Roll 2 #7 Ice Climbing : scary activity shown in context.
Roll 3 #2 Medicine Lake : I like the foreground grasses and the water trickles.

I finished my roll today, took it into Boots for processing and was trying to decide whether to opt for the 1 hour or the 2 day processing.
"It won't be ready until the end of the week"
Me: "Er... Friday?"
"Yes"
Trying to decide if it was worth paying £2 for the CD scans, I asked what the resolution was.
"Sorry, no idea".
This was the regular photo counter man who's been there for years! I opted to scan the prints myself.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2013 at 15:01
@Tezzating - You are quick with processing and scanning... I guess this is the advantage of doing it at home. I have to wait a week for my mail service.
I think I am with Alan on the favorites on roll 1 (maybe #4 as well for thio roll) and roll 2. As for roll #3 it is harder for me to pick... I would say #1, #2 and #9 are top on my favorites list.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2013 at 15:11
Today I sent 3 more rolls for processing: 1) Maxxum 9 with Portra 400 (Minolta 28/2 and CZ 24-70), 2) old Ilford HP5+ roll that was on my X-700 (with Minolta MC W.ROKKOR 35mm F2.8) that I finally finished this weekend, and 3) Pentacon Six with Portra 400 and Carl Zeiss Jena 300mm F4 MC Sonnar... I really hope this one will come out ok - my Pentacon Six usually have problem of overlapping frames. But it was quite a challenge to do birding with a waist-level finder...

I believe today I will get back the rolls I sent last week (Ektar with Maxxum 9 and Velvia 50 with Mamiya RB67) and post some photos in the training thread.
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I admire the start everyone has made. I went to a place called Longwood Gardens yesterday morning for an old school/new school experience. I shot a roll of Ilford 400 with a Maxxum 7 and the Sigma 70 macro, mostly orchids, and then did the same loop with a Nex7 and the Zeiss 24.

The only allow tripods until noon on Sundays so the greenhouses are packed with macro photographers all stooped over, except for the one guy with an a77 putting the articulated screen to good use.

I'll have to wait for my film to get back but I shot some of the same orchids with each camera in the same light, though it was hardly the best use of the Zeiss, but it was my first day out with the camera and lens.

My only fear is the 'one-third keepers'. I'm telling myself that film keepers revert back to the day when people asked 'did they turn out?" as a judgement of success.
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