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What films are you shooting? Please post examples.

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  1. beakhammer

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    Sometimes it's a struggle, but when it goes well film produces amazing results. I like the adventure and unusual IQ that comes with the antique cameras I am using, but it would no doubt be worth using one of the more modern top-drawer MF cameras that makes a big negative. I am really drawn to 6x7 format.
     
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    If you want that lovely over-exposed Portra look you can get a similar feeling from the Mastin Labs presets for digital images. This won't give you the whole MF-film feel, but the colors are similar. This style of overexposing Portra film is particulalry good-looking with sun-baked scenes such as are common in California, or in Arizona. I find that normal exposure works better durring the gloomy months in the Northwest.
     
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    Funny - I just found the Mastin Labs presets the other day. Never heard of them. I was thinking about getting the new "Portra Pushed" set, but I still like my own LightRoom "brew"...
     
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    I don't own any presets that you have to pay for, but Mastin's look good on the web.
     
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    muddiness. Generic Fuji 400, AE-1P, probably with MIR 35/2

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    Very nice. It's muddy in all the right places (except from the pony's point of view).
     
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    Shot another roll of 120 Fujifilm Pro400H. This stuff has a color and tonality that is very similar to the output of my X-E2's X-Trans sensor. This shot was from a Bronica RF645. The film was scanned by a Noritsu at high resolution, and then I post-procesed it in LR. I intend to shift-stitch scan it with a Fuji and macro lens as well for comparison. Leaning Alders sm.jpg
     
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    Here is another shot made with Fujifilm Pro400H, this time 35mm film exposed in a Minolta SRT102 with an MD Rokkor 28mm/2.8 lens. Scanned on a PrimeFilm XE film scanner.
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    Ive been a fan of his work and of the look he gets from film for some time.

    Pity that that Samovar tea house on Laguna closed a year or more ago.
     
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    ???
    I've been enjoying seeing your work via Instagram.
     
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    denis.lincoln Apartment Smells of Rich Mahogany

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    Well crap, I didn't quote @Activatedfx's quote about Johnny Patience. Back to internet school for me.

    Thanks! Between the X Pro 2 and a new job I've been shooting less film lately and making much less new work in general. We have a few weddings to attend in the next month or so and I'll bring the M6 along to those. :)

    Cheers!
     
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    Portra 400 shot in my Great Uncle's 1938 Voigtlander Bessa 66, shift-stitch scanned with a Fuji X-E2 and the Vizelex Rhinocam:
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    Unfortunately only a small amount of this film became available, and now it's gone. I only managed to pick up 4 rolls. This is a left-over Italian color film that Lomography hoarded for several years before packaging it as "F Squared 400" film. It is a bit grainy, but has wonderful colors. I've still got 2 rolls in the fridge. The stuff seems to like rainy days. This was shot in a Pentax ME Super with the SMC-M 35mm/2.8 lens.
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    I am just starting out in film photography. Have lots to learn. Trying out various films

    Mamiya 645 1000s. Tri-X 400
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    These are great. I really need to start shooting black and white more often. I just picked up a Mamiya M645 recently because I already had some lenses for it, cool camera!
     
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    Nikon FM3a, Voigtlander 40mm Ultron, Kodak Tri-X 400

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    Ladies and Gentlemen...

    There is a film shooting challenge starting up. It's pretty simple for most on this thread....

    Shoot 36 exposures on film of ANY type (yes, even Polaroid), scan it and post your seven favorites, one per day, during the last week of June.

    Here is the official thread:

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    I shot a roll of Fujifilm Pro 400H with a Mamiya M645 and the 80mm/4 macro lens. I used a tripod, cable release, and mirror lock-up on a windless morning, so these represent close to ideal conditions. The film was scanned to high resolution TIFFs with a Noritsu scanner, right after processing. This test gave me a good idea of what can be done with 645 format color print film in ideal conditions, and I was very impressed with the results. The photos from this roll have wonderful detail, good sharpness across the frame, better color, and much better dynamic range than I can get with my APSc digital cameras. The lovely, subtle organic grain that shows up at high magnification of the film is a bonus. The high ISO performance and ease of use give digital cameras an edge in difficult conditions, but as far as I am concerned film is still more appealing in medium and large format, when conditions are favorable, at least for the kind of images that I like to make.
     
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    Nikon FM3a, Voigtlander 40mm Ultron, Kodak Tri-X 400
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    Cheapo films, ColorPlus 200 and Ultramax 400. Pentax MX and Takumar 50/1.4 or Flektogon 35/2.4. Home developed and scanned. FPP c41 kit, VueScan and LR and/or Snapseed:

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