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jacarape 12-08-2008 11:32 AM

Film Pictures
 
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I have a boatload of film equipment, 4x5, 6x6, 6x4.5 and 35mm and no desire to buy a digital camera. With lot's of Zeiss and Leica glass, starting over would be very painful, make that impossible.

So I bought a film scanner and after a day playing with it, I have the urge to post some off topic pictures.

The AT6 (Luanda, Angola) was shot with a Contax G2 and a 16mm Zeiss Hologon, and teh others were taken with a Contax 645 and teh Zeiss 80mm Planar (Lagos, Nigeria).

I wish that the WBCCI and Air had an active photo club!

In case you were ever curious, people in Nigeria get spam from Nigeria. :)

jacarape 12-08-2008 11:37 AM

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Here is one of Jupitor shot on Kodachrome with a 28mm Leica Elmarit-M and one from my hotel in Luanda, Angola. That photo was taken with a 55 year old Contax IIIa Color Dial and a Zeiss Jena 85/2.0 Sonnar.

Cool stuff

Pick 12-08-2008 01:59 PM

Love the pictures. I've got 2 crates full of pictures and slides taken over the last 25 years. To bad they don't make Kodachrome 64 anymore.

I've heard Wal-Mart can scan slides. Do you know about this?

clancy_boy 12-08-2008 02:52 PM

Pick,

Yes, Walmart can scan and give you photos or digital media made from your slides. If you go with prints then get the digital copies too, they are only a few cents extra and well worth the cost.

I did this and my sister has used them too. I also had all of my Fathers 16mm and 8mm film transfered to a VHS and DVD there. Another great job - the processing center even went the extra step in putting them in time sequence by looking at my age in the films - they almost got them all in the correct order. If you label them they will do just that order.

I do not know who their sub-contract film company is but the service we got was great. Only issue with the film was it was returned on one big reel but can easily be returned to the small reels as they left plenty of length on the splices.

jacarape - what brand of slide scanner did you get and why?

Wayne&Sam 12-08-2008 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jacarape (Post 645963)
In case you were ever curious, people in Nigeria get spam from Nigeria. :)

I am very glad to hear that! I guess there is justice in this world after all.

Wonderful photos, keep them coming.

By the way, I represent the estate of Mr. ...........

PeeWee 12-08-2008 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Pick (Post 646005)
Love the pictures. I've got 2 crates full of pictures and slides taken over the last 25 years. To bad they don't make Kodachrome 64 anymore.

I've heard Wal-Mart can scan slides. Do you know about this?

I have many trays of slides. I use a HP Scanject 4890. It does a great job on slides, documents, negatives, flat scan on printed pictures, very versatile and scanning can be be done in PDF format and many other options. Corpping, color corection, angle adjustments. It was $200 two years ago.

A sample of Susan taken in 1981 in Utah.

The film was Kodak Kodachorme ASA 25

PeeWee 12-08-2008 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jacarape (Post 645963)
I have a boatload of film equipment, 4x5, 6x6, 6x4.5 and 35mm and no desire to buy a digital camera. With lot's of Zeiss and Leica glass, starting over would be very painful, make that impossible.

So I bought a film scanner and after a day playing with it, I have the urge to post some off topic pictures.

The AT6 (Luanda, Angola) was shot with a Contax G2 and a 16mm Zeiss Hologon, and teh others were taken with a Contax 645 and teh Zeiss 80mm Planar (Lagos, Nigeria).

I wish that the WBCCI and Air had an active photo club!

In case you were ever curious, people in Nigeria get spam from Nigeria. :)

Lighting correction on African Girls done in Photoshop ELements 6, approximatley 2 minutes.

craftsman 12-08-2008 06:01 PM

Love the pictures. I also use Leica. Had an M6 and bought a MP last year. No desire to go digital and will probably shoot film until you can't buy it any more. You can still buy Kodachrome 64, just look on the B&H website.

PeeWee 12-08-2008 06:29 PM

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Love the pictures. I also use Leica. Had an M6 and bought a MP last year. No desire to go digital and will probably shoot film until you can't buy it any more. You can still buy Kodachrome 64, just look on the B&H website.

I have gone 100% digital. Having used the Nikon F series for years.

Here is a typical digital pic.

Pee Wee

crazylev 12-08-2008 07:02 PM

jacarape,

I don't know your level of experience scanning film, so I'll just mention that you should be scanning for the largest file size manageable. For me that would be a file size of at least 50mb in 8 bit rgb or larger. I'd also set scan output to either a photoshop (.psd) or tiff file. Jpeg is a "lossy" compression if you need to work on it at another time.

If you have any ?, just let me know. It takes some work and time to get decent scans.

Jonathan

1956Safari 12-08-2008 07:39 PM

Craftsman,
Time may be running out. Polaroid just announced an end to Polaroid film :(
Fans bid farewell to Polaroid film - CNN.com

Jaime

jacarape 12-13-2008 02:25 AM

Hi Pick, try Photo Scanning, Negative Scanning, Slide Scanning, Photo Restoration - ScanCafe

Their site advertises 24 cent scans. Guys over on photo.net have said they do a good job also. K64 is still available. Wal*Mart sends it to Dwayne's, the last place in the world to process it. It will be gone soon.

Scanning isn't very easy, that's for sure. I also have about 2000 35 and 645 frames to scan.

flyfshr 12-13-2008 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by PeeWee (Post 646068)
A sample of Susan taken in 1981 in Utah.

OK but who is the guy up on top? Just who was crashing your photo shoot?

Keep the pictures coming. Love 'em.

Brad
FF

danalee 12-13-2008 06:28 AM

Do you do your own developing and processing? I went digital because I was starting to have grandbabies and just had to take lots and lots of pictures! I was going broke! I also moved away from Asheville where there wer a couple of really professinal level shops, Iris and Ball photo. I did feel that digital took away from the creativity but as I get more comfortable with it I feel that it is just a matter of not being dependent on the automatice settings. I would like to upgrade to have the ability to change lenses but I have this big silver project that is sucking down all my extra funds.LOL

Larry in MO 12-13-2008 06:30 AM

Another option.........
 
I sent a box to these folks: Scanmyphotos.com, photo scanning service, photo scans and digital photo center and was very happy w/ the results.

Keep in mind they use high speed scanners (whatever they are) and the results are good. The old portraits did not come out quite so well but the day to day ones w/ the kids and the dog were great.

85MH325 12-13-2008 07:33 AM

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That's not just ANY guy, Brad... that's Gort from the original "Day the Earth Stood Still"! Here' a 100% crop!



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OK but who is the guy up on top? Just who was crashing your photo shoot?

Brad
FF


85MH325 12-13-2008 07:42 AM

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On a serious note, I've shot Leica and Hasselblad for years. I sold my last Leicas and Hassys a few years ago, and have gone completely digital. OK, maybe not completely. I still have two Kiev88 CMs and a passel of Russian and East German glass, but that's another story altogether. I love them, BTW.

Jonathan and several others here have a lot more experience than I with digital, but I'll throw in my $.02. I also have an Epson 4490 hybrid flatbed/negative scanner. While it's not the quality of the "real" film scanners, it does a decent job. The biggest problem with scans as shown in this 100% crop (IMHO) is that there tends to be more artifacts than in native digital exposures, and even when the negative (or transparency) is meticulously cleaned, you still have to spend a significant amount of time spotting dust and other imperfections. It is also possible to scan at such a high rate as to emphasize the color layers and film grain.

Of course, scanning is a must for digitizing old exposures, but I've finally become a native digital convert.

Roger

dwightdi 12-13-2008 11:56 AM

I have been taking pictures for 60 years. I have mostly 35MM reflex stuff. I am looking to convert some of my old work to digital. Wolerine has a stand alone $100 unit that converts 35 slides and negatives to digital in less than 5 secs. Resolution is 5meg JPEG format and puts it on an SD card. Some people complain the resolution is not fine enough at 1800 ppi and JPEG is a poor compression format. First Street has a unit for $249 that has twice the resolution but it scans only 35mm at 65 secs. only outputs in JPEG fornat and is not stand alone. HP has a better one that scans multiple slides or negs in a variety of film or print sizes at one time and had a variety of output formats you can use and sells for from $123 to $179 but you have to use your computer with their program to do the processing. Some people complain HP and MS Vista do not get along as well as they should and you have to download updates. I would like to know which product most people are happiest with.

craftsman 12-13-2008 04:52 PM

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Here's the new Leica S2 . It's a 37.5 megapixel dslr camera. The estimated list price is $30,000.00 for the body. Don't forget to save a few dollars for the lenses.

clancy_boy 12-13-2008 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by craftsman (Post 647582)
Here's the new Leica S2 . It's a 37.5 megapixel dslr camera. The estimated list price is $30,000.00 for the body. Don't forget to save a few dollars for the lenses.


Does that come with a Hensley?:blink:


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