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Sep 18, 2008 00:58 |  #1

The famous chapel at Duke University.

I shot this on a Noblex 150 "swing lens" panoramic camera using medium format film (Fuji NPZ, ISO 800). It produces a 5x12cm negative with a 137 degree angle of view.

The negative was scanned on a Howtek 4500 drum scanner. The bubbles in the lower right are because the drum scanner is new and I'm still learning how to oil-mount the negatives. (Oil mounting holds the negatives perfectly flat, one of many tremendous advantages to drum scanning).

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Sep 18, 2008 01:00 |  #2

Great shot!

Do you own the drum scanner?

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Sep 18, 2008 01:09 |  #3

Thanks!

Yes, I just bought it. Got it for $2000 on Craigslist, which included a bunch of needed accessories (including a computer that the previous owner used to run the thing). Drum scanners these days cost around $40,000 - $100,000 new, and there was a time that they cost half a million. It's a very steep learning curve, but it will be worth it!


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Sep 18, 2008 02:29 |  #4

Cool Pablo. How long does it take you do a scan and do a final print?




  
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Sep 18, 2008 07:57 |  #5

Once the drum is on the scanner it's pretty quick. I scanned this one originally at 1000 dpi, which is enough for a roughly 6.6 x 15.7 inch print (at 300 dpi in print) and it took less than 5 minutes.

The long part is mounting the film on the drum, then cleaning the film and the drum afterwards. Once I get good at this it should only take me 5 minutes to mount the film and 5-10 min to clean up, but I'm still pretty slow.

As for printing, I do all my color printing digitally and usually send it to MPIX. But I want to get Lightjet prints for some of my good ones. I think that J&W labs in Raleigh has a lightjet printer -- they're certainly nationally known. I work in Durham so it's not such a chore to get to J&W on my easy days.


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Sep 18, 2008 07:58 |  #6

DrPablo do you shoot more film than digital?

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Sep 18, 2008 08:33 |  #7

Hi Tony,

For the last couple years I've shot almost exclusively film. I started out with large format (4x5), then got into medium format (a Hasselblad) for travel photography. I now shoot 8x10 as well, and my relatively new Noblex is a medium format panoramic camera. I haven't shot too much 35mm in the last few years (since I got my first DSLR in 2004), but with the drum scanner I may be able to get more out of 35mm than I ever could before.

We have a 5 month old baby and because we're constantly taking pictures of him I've gotten into shooting digitally again. It's just so hard to ensure that any one shot will be good that I don't use film much for him except when the conditions are perfect for a good shot.

I was at a juncture where I could have made some bigger investments in digital (I was on the verge of getting a 5D) but in the end I'm glad I went the direction I did. If nothing else using different kinds of cameras and media has really expanded the way I look at scenes and compose pictures.


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Sep 19, 2008 01:54 |  #8

Thanks for sharing the info. I'm looking forward to seeing more panos from that Noblex! :)




  
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Sep 25, 2008 00:16 |  #9

Beautiful shot! I haven't been to the Duke Chapel in a couple of years now, and you my friend, have inspired me to go. It just so happens that I'm now an avid photographer (semi, semi-pro) so it works out even better. Thank you sir!




  
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