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Oct
25
2017
Photo: 33340
Photo By photosphere42 | Login to Like
Lens used Nikon 55 mm f/3.5 Micro
Photosphere42 Wrote ...
1st of 10 Digital images of Silver prints. Original 4x5 tri-x neg, dev HC110. Tachihara 4x5 view camera w/ 210mm Calumet lens.
Jun
12
2017
London 06
Photo By pentaxpete | Login to Like
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Damessenjah Wrote ...
I've often (obviously just in recent years) have thought that you can have a photo contest where one tries to capture confused people trying to determine if they should pass in front of the person taking a selfie or behind them. It would be simple to capture the shot; all one would need to do is follow me as I am constantly dumbfounded by this scenario.
Jun
06
2017
Friends
Photo By damessenjah | Login to Like
Lens used Zeiss ZE Distagon T* f2 35mm
Damessenjah Wrote ...
I did a quick overview on the lens on Wikipedia. Then I went to B&H to see if it is available and read the reviews. It appears that the Takumar design has been discontinued but they are still available on ebay (and reasonable priced at that) . But I need to read up more on this before I can make any kind of decision. On B&H the few reviews that I read on the Pentax are saying that the 100mm struggles with CA, which was my struggles with this photo. I did find some Groups on Flickr that feature Takumar and will peruse it some later this evening.

Sell me on it. Why Pentax SMC Takumar?
Jun
06
2017
London 03
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Damessenjah Wrote ...
I like the way he is turned away from the what our eyes are drawn towards; the graffiti.
Jun
05
2017
Friends
Photo By damessenjah | Login to Like
Lens used Zeiss ZE Distagon T* f2 35mm
Pentaxpete Wrote ...
Use PENTAX SMC Takumar lenses !
Jun
02
2017
School Lunch Time
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Yuriylux Wrote ...
This picture gives a good rhythm of the current life, young people do not want to waste time eating, absorbing it on the go!
May
31
2017
Photo: 33265
Photo By yuriylux | Login to Like
Lens used Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Yuriylux Wrote ...
Thank, DAMESSENJAH!
May
31
2017
Enjoying the Sun
Photo By pentaxpete | Login to Like
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Pentaxpete Wrote ...
Thanks for viewing and comment --- well, I rated film at 500 ASA because it was so outdated and with some other P3200 i used it gave good results BUT this batch seems to need even more exposure. I just set the 500ASA on the exposure meter and either use an 'Incident Light Reading' with the Weston Invercone OR use a Reflected light reading off the stone pavement or road surface. ( The KONICA Auto-Reflex TC I used had NO bateries as it took 2 of the now-illegal MERCURY 1.35 Volt types so I used a Weston Master V British Meter).
It was found even when FRESH that Kodak P3200 was not up to 'box speed' same as when Kodak brought out the 'new' Vericolor 160 for weddings -- I rated it at 125 ASA.
i was n ot striving for 'grain' as I knew it would be grainy -- just to use up some of that old film in my fridge with the Konica camera I had not used for a while.
May
30
2017
Photo: 33265
Photo By yuriylux | Login to Like
Lens used Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Damessenjah Wrote ...
All eyes are sharp. Nice.
May
30
2017
Enjoying the Sun
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Damessenjah Wrote ...
It looks a little grainy, which is maybe what you were striving for. Am I correct to say that Kodak did not rate their P3200 but most users rated it at 800? Why did you rate it at 500?

I'm still sitting on the fence debating if I should get a Leica M7. I am going to get a Canon M5 and adapt onto it a Leica 18/3.8, a Zeiss ZM 35/1.4, and the Zeiss ZM 50/2. (Yes, the Canon is under-kill but I suspect that will change in time and I'll just invest in the lenses now and buy better Canon Mirrorless bodies when they become available.) The M7 is going back to when I fell in love with photography many years ago but never had the resources to dive in. My debate is should I spend on film. Everything is still available, for now (chemicals, film, film scanners, etc.) Thus I now need to relearn ASA/ISO.

How do you rate a speed yourself? Is it not inherent in the film at production?

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