Testing the equipment.

When medium format isn't big enough: 4x5, 5x7, 9x12, 8x10 and even larger.
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by alexvaras » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:11 am

jamesmck wrote:
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Julio1fer wrote:The second one has a noticeable vertical streak in the right-hand half.
Alex - I saw that streak, too. Maybe you could take that negative back to the lab to see if they can determine whether it is on the negative or not.
Yes Julio and James, that streak is from the lab as well the marks from the Jobo tank, they said they are very sorry and they developed&scan these next 4 photos in 2 days and not in 5 as usual, no defects this time.

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Post by alexvaras » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:37 am

Hi all,

Four portraits and in addition of the previous lenses a very old Goerz Berlin Doppel Anastigmat series III 180mm (This is mine already, it came with a Fotocord 1)
Ilford Delta 100, EV was 9 so I went down to f11 and 1/4 or 1/3 sec. It was difficult for the models (colleagues thanks a lot!!) ad they were nervous, the Tessar one moved a little her head. Focusing it was very hard and I'm not sure if I did it right.
I think should have gone to f16.
The worst thing was me showing off my little hairs on the portraits, now I'm sure I'm not a vampire.

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Plaubel Heli Orthar f6.3 No.4 - Rear lens.

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CZJ Protarlinse Serie VII 18cm - Rear lens.

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GB Dopp. Anastigmat 180mm.

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Tessar 175mm.

And now backstage photos.
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Newbie about to make a mistake.

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Getting distracted by audience.

Conclusions about the lenses, surprised (in a good way) by the GB Doppel Anastigmat 180mm, nice Tessar as usual and no conclusive about if buying Protar or Heli-Orthar, I would have more chances to shoot with Heli Orthar, it covers much better 4x5 with one or two lenses, Protar get vignetting with both lenses.
One more test to do, middle-close landscape.

Please comment if you see more mistakes and thank you for watching.
Alex

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by jamesmck » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 am

These are excellent, Alex. I am sure that your subjects in number one would like a print.
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by PFMcFarland » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:43 pm

You could use one of those air bulb releases with three to five meters of hose on it. Or quit shooting in front of mirrors. ;-)

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by alexvaras » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:26 pm

PFMcFarland wrote:You could use one of those air bulb releases with three to five meters of hose on it. Or quit shooting in front of mirrors. ;-)

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I will keep shooting at that spot, it's the brightest in the school, next time I will smile to camera :)

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Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:38 pm

Orrrrr, you could just duck behind the camera. :-)

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by alexvaras » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:02 am

Argh! You just spolied my next trick!! :)

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by alexvaras » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:00 pm

Another epic fail, this time focusing :) (my excuse this time that is I was looking the right angle during 30 min at -6 degrees and the wind was blowing away my dark cloth constantly).

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Feet fetish.

Conclusions, I like Angulon 90mm and it seems this one is in a good shape. I developed and scanned again myself successfully. I was 1 hour 30 minutes outside in the snow with the Nagaoka, tripod and all gears. The snow was dry so no harm done to the camera or lens, anyway at home they were opened and drying during one hour just in case. It has been a good test for longer runs (next Saturday I hope).
Need to get a better dark cloth for this weather (found one already on second market).
Lighter tripod would be nice.
It's a must to exercise the shutter several times before the shot, at least 10-15 runs to get the shutter running as it should.

Welcome all the comments :)
Thank you for watching,
Alex

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by Julio1fer » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:18 pm

Alex, you really have a passion for photography if you can go out with LF gear in such a weather!

Never mind the near-misses, it happens all the time.

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Post by PFMcFarland » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:02 pm

Why, it's so cold, even the statues shiver! The main thing, Alex, is to get your process to a point where no matter the situation, you go through the same routine every time you take a photo.

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