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The Film Thread (Red Ring not Required) A place for Analog Photography Nuts to Talk

 
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Nov 20, 2016 22:22 |  #4681

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Well, I'm puzzled as to 'resolving power'. The images I've taken so far don't look to me as sharp as those made with my digital camera. Wondering whether it's the lens, the camera, the exposure, the film or my developing. Or my scanning. Too many variables. :( vmad


There are a couple of comments like this. I'm not sure what the issue is, but except for using very high resolution film and top notch lenses (or recent lenses). Film is not going to come close to digital for the same format. Remember all that BS about film vs. digital when we had 4MP sensors? Well, that all went away once we got to about 12MP, so at 20MP+ the only way you are going to get something as sharp is to use medium or large format so you don't have to enlarge as much.

Having said that, I have made 16x24 inch prints from Velvia 100 (not the finest grain film) and a FD 28mm f1.8 that look just fine. Sure they don't have the resolution of a 35MP sensor with a current top lens, but they are certainty quite decent. I digitized the film by taking a photo of the slide with my macro lens, which actually works very well.

Also, to put it another way, you know how everyone worries about diffraction at f22 or even f16 now? Well no-one gave a toss when shooting film, for good reason - it didn't matter much if at all with most films and lenses. And if it did matter, those people shot medium or large format.

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Nov 21, 2016 09:50 |  #4682

If anyone is interested I will be selling my complete Hasselblad 501cm kit - includes 501cm (1997), WLF, Zeiss 80mm f2.8 Planar C T*, Zeiss 50mm CF T* f4 Distagon, Zeiss 150mm CF T* f4 Sonnar, 4 120 film backs plus a few other bits. I suspect I will split it all and put it on eBay but if anyone is looking for a complete and clean kit let me know.




  
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Nov 23, 2016 05:17 |  #4683

finally got my first roll back, what a bummer, I think they used really low quality scanning as each file back to me were less than 1mb each. LOL will be looking for another more professional place do get it done.

I am still a novice at using the rangefinder, a lot of my shots were out of focus. practise practise practise!

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Nov 23, 2016 11:16 |  #4684

renaissance_myth wrote in post #18192348 (external link)
finally got my first roll back, what a bummer, I think they used really low quality scanning as each file back to me were less than 1mb each. LOL will be looking for another more professional place do get it done.

I had that happen to me before. I looked the person straight in the eye, stating I want full resolution. I guess she didn't know what that meant. I got the same as you, basically thumbnails.
The next batch I had done elsewhere and got what I wanted. As long as you have your negs, you can always get them re scanned.
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Nov 23, 2016 14:31 |  #4685

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Nov 23, 2016 16:25 |  #4686

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Nov 24, 2016 03:03 |  #4687

renaissance_myth wrote in post #18192348 (external link)
finally got my first roll back, what a bummer, I think they used really low quality scanning as each file back to me were less than 1mb each. LOL will be looking for another more professional place do get it done.

Quite often it's a waste of time getting them scanned by the labs anyway, apart from potentially poor quality and poor cropping you often don't need or want ALL the images scanned. I bought a cheap USB lightbox and a cheap loupe and choose which ones are worthy of scanning.




  
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Nov 24, 2016 08:20 |  #4688

Ballen Photo wrote in post #18192612 (external link)
I had that happen to me before. I looked the person straight in the eye, stating I want full resolution. I guess she didn't know what that meant. I got the same as you, basically thumbnails.
The next batch I had done elsewhere and got what I wanted. As long as you have your negs, you can always get them re scanned.
BTW, Congrats on the good news. ;-)a


Thanks! I think will finish off my current batch of film and look for scanners in the meantime. The Leica bug is chomping down hard on me now. :cry:


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Nov 24, 2016 08:22 |  #4689

thc1979 wrote in post #18193245 (external link)
Quite often it's a waste of time getting them scanned by the labs anyway, apart from potentially poor quality and poor cropping you often don't need or want ALL the images scanned. I bought a cheap USB lightbox and a cheap loupe and choose which ones are worthy of scanning.

I think it makes more sense monetarily in the long run to purchase a scanner than to send it to those sucky labs.


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Nov 24, 2016 14:12 |  #4690

Anyone ever shoot Kentmere 400? It's like $3 on B&H and I actually like it a lot. Here's a few from the roll

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Nov 24, 2016 14:33 |  #4691
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I bought a roll of Kentmere to use as a sacrificial film in my learning how to load the film onto a steel reel. :D


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Nov 24, 2016 16:15 |  #4692

Minolta X-700 with HP-5 scaned with Epson V-600


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Nov 25, 2016 19:17 |  #4693

Nikon N6006 with HP-5 scanned with V600


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Nov 26, 2016 17:07 |  #4694

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Nov 26, 2016 17:13 as a reply to  @ Nonnit's post |  #4695

Awesome! Really like the second one.


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