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PFMcFarland
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Practice

Post by PFMcFarland » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:34 pm

It's what makes anyone better at what they do, and I could really use some at times. Like every time I take a camera out, since lately it's been long periods between usage.

Case in point, I put a third roll through the Leica M4-P last November after loading it wrong on the previous roll. At least I'm doing better with exposures, which may be more a function of accurate speeds on the shutter compared to a lot of my other cameras (especially the Soviet made ones).

This roll has a wide range of subjects since I was concentrating more on checking the rangefinder accuracy, and some other lenses I'd not used before. And I must say the scans I get with the FP-4+ are better looking than with Delta 100.

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C-10 Cowboy by P F McFarland, on Flickr

Taken with the Yashica Yashikor 5cm 1:2.8 LTM with adapter to M mount

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50mm Test by P F McFarland, on Flickr

Practicing keeping my verticals straight

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Bring On The Light by P F McFarland, on Flickr

See the rest at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmE9qeR8

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Re: Practice

Post by Brazile » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:31 am

Practice is always good, but I know what you mean about shaking the rust off. Seems like I'm always coming back after a gap to find I've half-forgotten everything. Looks like you're remembering pretty well, though!

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Re: Practice

Post by Julio1fer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:06 pm

These practice shots look good! I like especially the C-10 Cowboy and the old Ford 1957. An uncle had one of those Fords a long, long time ago.

I have never shot a M Leica but I can see your point about practicing.

Why would FP4+ scan better than Delta 100? This is intriguing.

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Re: Practice

Post by PFMcFarland » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 pm

Julio1fer wrote:These practice shots look good! I like especially the C-10 Cowboy and the old Ford 1957. An uncle had one of those Fords a long, long time ago.

I have never shot a M Leica but I can see your point about practicing.

Why would FP4+ scan better than Delta 100? This is intriguing.
I think it has something to do with the grain structure, Julio. And to me, Delta has a bit more contrast than FP4+.

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Re: Practice

Post by Julio1fer » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:32 pm

Makes sense.

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Re: Practice

Post by alexvaras » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:22 am

I will try to shoot one FP4 and compare, when I started FP4 and HP5 were the only ones I knew.

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