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SLRs • Re: Nikon F2AS Test

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 23:24
Thanks, Alex and Julio. I've just never seen the Delta 100 blow highlights like that. I used to reserve it for my FSU cameras to help them along a bit, but I've found it's more about matching the lens to a body that makes all the difference. I'll keep the next batch of Delta for use on shady days. BTW, even the Acros has the blown highlights problem, so I'm thinking it's a combination of developing, and scanning that were both sub-standard to what I've gotten at other labs.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:24 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:37

I will try anyway, what film could you recommend me for this? Both BW and/or Color


Alex, film is not that important for street if you can get into the exposure ballpark, i.e. a stop over or under. I prefer 35mm for street opportunities, but anything can be used if it is ready to shoot. I have seen excellent street pictures taken with a 4x5 press camera, and I have used myself 120 a lot.

Your Contax is probably excellent for street photo, if kept handy and ready (i.e. prefocused and pre-set in exposure and aperture). Many people prefer RF cameras for street. In any case you want a small, or easily ported camera that can be operated quickly and safely. You should be able to spot the picture, grab the camera and shoot in less than two seconds.

Color film gives you more latitude, and you can always desaturate later if B&W looks better. If you can choose, use ISO 400 color negative film, especially for World Cup subjects where (I imagine) color is interesting.

These days probably the best instrument for street photography is a cell phone! And of course your eyes.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:37 pm

SLRs • Re: Nikon F2AS Test

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:12
Oh, that shed! Well done there.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:12 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Voigtlander Inos II - Moscow #3

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:17
alexvaras wrote:
it could be than the lens cannot handle the whole tones.

Alex, the lens will not restrict the dynamic range of the exposure.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:17 pm

SLRs • Re: Nikon F2AS Test

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:03
Well, the contrast given due all these mistakes is very attractive, reminds me to the photos I used to enlarge at the lab years ago.
About the series, the shred I like but the most the one with power cables along the road, hypnotic effect.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:03 pm

Rangefinders • Re: Leica CL and Lens Test

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:31
alexvaras wrote:
Nice series Phil, the composition of this one is great, in my opinion the first steel girder defines all the photo, if you turn left your face looking at it and there is a steel road pretty cool.


Yeah, no Rule-of-Thirds used here. Thanks, Alex.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:31 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Contax IIa

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:25
That was cool. Thank you very much!

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:25 pm

SLRs • Nikon F2AS Test

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:18
Ah, the Nikon F2AS, the last of the line of F2's, and they saved the best for last.

Unfortunately, I have issues with the lab that processed and scanned the film, and you can read all about that at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmdRomq5

I used a roll of Ilford Delta 100 I had taken out of another camera that suffered from a stuck shutter, so it was a short test. Lenses were the Nikkor AI 28mm 1:3.5, and the Zoom-Nikkor AIS 35-105mm 1:3.5-5.6.

In shade or cloudy situations I had no problems with the exposures, but when the sun came out, highlights were usually blown out. The lab used the wrong resolution on the scans, and the third party person who does their b&w developing messed up a lot on the five rolls I dropped off, from improper agitation, to spots left on the negatives. Needless to say, I'll be shopping around for another lab.

Here are some samples:

28mm


One Goal - Wait Till Spring by P F McFarland, on Flickr


Power House by P F McFarland, on Flickr

35-105mm


Kiln at Patterson Mill Road by P F McFarland, on Flickr


Sharps Mountain Road Derelict by P F McFarland, on Flickr

Follow the link near the top of this post for all my commentary, and the rest of the photos.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:18 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Contax IIa

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:32
I met them today and saw their name, I looked for youtube and plenty of videos:

https://youtu.be/9hrtUaHioZI

You can look for more using: Дуэт Лады

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 am

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:06
jamesmck wrote:
Thanks for the taste of Moscow!

Yw James! I really enjoy sharing the places I pass by and I'm glad you can taste it.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:06 am

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:52
Thanks for the taste of Moscow!

Statistics: Posted by jamesmck — Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:52 am

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:57
Brazile wrote:
The father and son portrait is excellent, Alex. Good work!

Robert

Thank you Robert!

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:57 am

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:58
The father and son portrait is excellent, Alex. Good work!

Robert

Statistics: Posted by Brazile — Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:58 am

Words/No Words • Re: Voigtlander Inos II - Moscow #3

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:33
Thank you all

I will try to shoot at ASA40 next time Graham and see how it goes.
Julio, negatives are like the photos, no the whole tones, much better than the first try but still not enough, it could be than the lens cannot handle the whole tones.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:33 am

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:26
Thank you all

GrahamS wrote:
Again, superb images and an interesting tour. Your tones are excellent, Alex, therefore your wxposures must be spot on! Well done, and never mind the lack of footie fans.

Julio1fer wrote:
Another beautiful series. I was wondering if you would catch some of the World Cup buzz, now I know that you tried.

Still Im not giving up of the project, Im still not good at street photography and I dont have a point-and-shoot camera, I could take out the DSLR I have. I will try anyway, what film could you recommend me for this? Both BW and/or Color.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:26 am

Rangefinders • Re: Leica CL and Lens Test

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:20
Nice series Phil, the composition of this one is great, in my opinion the first steel girder defines all the photo, if you turn left your face looking at it and there is a steel road pretty cool.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 am

Rangefinders • Re: Leica CL and Lens Test

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:40
Additional photos added today. The Peak Creek bridge on the New River Trail State Park was the subject with the Voigtlander 28mm f2.


NRT Peak Creek Bridge_5 by P F McFarland, on Flickr

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:30
I think you did really good on the father-son portrait, Alex. I had forgotten all about the Peter 1 monument. That thing just amazes me, it's so hideous.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:30 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 20:28
Another beautiful series. I was wondering if you would catch some of the World Cup buzz, now I know that you tried.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:28 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - River Ride

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:09
Again, superb images and an interesting tour. Your tones are excellent, Alex, therefore your wxposures must be spot on! Well done, and never mind the lack of footie fans.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:09 pm

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