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Jul 14, 2007 19:03 |  #1

Ok, first let me start by saying that this photo needs no critique. I already know that by the standards of this forum, this is seriously lacking image quality. BUT, you have to keep in mind that this was taken with Polaroid 690 film using the polaroid back. Anyone who's ever shot one will tell you that it's not known for razor sharp detailed filled images.

The intention of the polaroid backs was so the pros could get an idea of composition and exposure levels before firing away with the real film... and that's it. It's not intended for great overall image quality. That said, I think that given the fact that this is a polaroid scan, which came from an image that is physically 6cm x 4.5cm which is of course the size of the actual negative, you have to admit the 3 dimensional properties of this image are pretty cool. I've sent my first three rolls of 120 film out for processing and those will yeild much better results. But at least now I know that my polaroid back, camera, and lens are all working perfectly.


BTW: Since I know this is a Canon digital forum, I'll also offer this... My 5D arrives on Monday, and I'll be running it through the initial battery of "is it working correctly in every way" tests. I'll post pics as soon as I can. :)


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Jul 14, 2007 19:08 |  #2

if u wanna see some 3-D shots, try shoot some slide film on your mamiya!


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Jul 14, 2007 19:19 |  #3

howzitboy wrote in post #3545207 (external link)
if u wanna see some 3-D shots, try shoot some slide film on your mamiya!

I picked up 6 rolls today.. ;)

2 rolls of E100vs
2 rolls of Astia 100F
2 rolls of 64T (I'm gonna use it in studio with hot lights.)


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Jul 14, 2007 19:48 |  #4

If you get a chance, order from B&H, a roll of Kodak EPP. You will be amazed at the colors, esp. people. A little pricey @ 10.+ for a roll, but well worth it.


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Jul 14, 2007 19:54 |  #5

Looks nice to me. I love shooting 120...(and I only have a Holga!!!) There's a quality to that negative that just can't be duplicated.


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Jul 14, 2007 21:13 |  #6

JaertX wrote in post #3545430 (external link)
Looks nice to me. I love shooting 120...(and I only have a Holga!!!) There's a quality to that negative that just can't be duplicated.

Dude... I was gonna get a Holga. I still might. You're right about the negatives that it produces. There is just something about it that is just so damn appealing to me. I've even used a "look of lomo" action on some photos... Fun stuff.


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Jul 15, 2007 01:46 as a reply to  @ JMHPhotography's post |  #7

I still love my medium format gear and I do have a polaroid back for my Mamiya RB67 ProS. It is real handy for checking what you said, exposure and composure. On quick turn around jobs I would sometimes use a polaroid film that gave you a B&W negative and then print directly off of that. You could get some reasonably good shots with it.

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Jul 20, 2007 00:47 |  #8

Wow that is an interesting effect...


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Jul 20, 2007 02:29 |  #9

i shoot a few rolls of 120 a week on a variety of different bodies. i've really been using my bronica etr (645) a lot lately, but also love 6x6 and 6x7. i love velvia rvp & kodak 64t (great outdoors for an interesting effect or cross processed) for reversal, and fuji reala (now that kodak ultracolour is discontinued) and porta as negative film stock.

great picture, John. enjoy medium format and the joy of film :)


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