Film Camera Week for February 23

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Mike Gammill, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. I'm seeing the file as an attachment to your previous post. I don't see anything on this post. What method are you trying to use, the Upload a File button below the text box or the Image button in the editing buttonbar? I have not found the Image button to work, but the Upload a File button does.
  2. I just copy the image from its folder and past it here with my text. Seems to work for me. FWIW, I'm using Firefox.
  3. My new scanner has got me digging up old photos and digitizing some of the better ones. These were taken with my Minolta 7000i on Kodak Gold 400 while on vacation to Prince Edward Island, Canada. We were there in May of 98. These particular shots were probably taken with the crappy Sigma lenses I had at the time.

    I'm guessing they rotated crops between fields. Their primary crop is potatoes, which do have a distinct flavor from the red soil. We used to buy them fairly often when I lived in Boston, but they don't seem to sell them out here in AZ.

    It's rather a small island, so they use pretty much all the land, right up to the shore.

    An Axe Murderer-free zone?
  4. Which Sigma lenses did you have, davecaz? For my first Maxxum (a 5000), I had a Sigma 75-300 f4.5-5.6. I was pleased with its performance, but when I moved up to an 8000i the Sigma wouldn't work with it. Instead of having it re-chipped I bought a Maxxum 100-300 iSeries instead.
  5. Drop the image files you want to post into a temporary folder, eg "Photonet Friday 23 2"
    Open that folder with File Explorer or your favourite image viewer and shift the window off to the side and down.
    Open the Forum thread over the top of it.
    Select more "More Options" for the dialogue box.
    If text is require, type it in and then move the cursor to where you want the image to be placed.
    Drag and drop the image from the File Explorer page into the dialogue box. It will take a few seconds to load.
    Make sure the cursor is still in the correct position and select "Full Image" in the image list. The cursor will reappear at the bottom of the image.
    Repeat this process as often as you like. The cursor dictates the placement and can be used to move the image up and down. When you've finished, hit "Reply to Thread"

    Well, that's how I do it but there are obviously other ways. Incidentally, for good screen fit, I size vertical format to 850 pixels high and horizontal to 1000 pixels wide. Having to scroll images up and down is tedious.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  6. Hello
    Here are a few from the Yashica Electro 35 GSN with HP5 and developed in Pyrocat HD

    I had given up on this camera as I did not like the first roll that came out of it and stuck it in the bottom of the safe.
    I pulled it out the other day and thought I would try it again so I loaded a roll from bulk and took it out for a quick spin with a short roll, and damn it I like what came out, not sure if it was the film, last roll was Ultrafine Extreme, or the developer or??

    Anyway here are a few

    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD lamp.jpg

    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD statue.jpg
    Tables and planters
    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD tables.jpg

    Palm trees
    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD palm trees.jpg
  7. Nikon F
    Highest Ohio river levels since the flood of 1997 and second highest in 50 years......
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    One of my favorite places to ride , along the river .......
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  9. I acquired recently a very clean example of the early 1950s Contina with the 3.5 Novar lens. It is in extremely good condition. I recently was also given a lowly 6x6 Nettar with a Novar 6.3. This was in good working condition but the exterior was faded, this 35mm little brother is very nice but the lens performed a little under par IMHO. I tend to shoot landscapes and they were not soo sharp. I think this lens was intended for closer work and probably works better slightly open with closer subjects. Here'S the seller's picture of the camera.. ie the loss art of Camera Porn!!
    This is the familiar Kentmere 100 souped in D76. Little to no adjusting.

    s-l1600 (5).jpg

    s-l1600 (4).jpg


    Rheinscape View to the Domenikus Krankenhaus


    Unknown Office Bldg


    A familiar View?? (Same as last week, but different camera ; )
  10. Above photos Nikon F5, Nikkor AF 70-210 4-5.6, Fomapan 400.
  11. I have been immersed in the same thing. It's a hoot seeing images long forgotten.
  12. Four images from a Mamiya 645 1000s. The film was Ilford HP5 Plus developed in PMK Pyro, scanned on an Epson V700 using Silverfast SE software.

    First, to images using the Mamiya Sekor 55-105mm f/4.5 lens:

    Ruby's Gate

    Ruby's Gate.jpg

    Morning in the Vineyard

    Morning in the vineyard.jpg

    Two frames from the very fine 35mm Mamiya Sekor f/3.5


    Behind the Supermarket

    Behind the supermarket.jpg

  13. I'm not really sure, any more. I had two zooms to cover the "normal" range. Pretty sure one was a 70-210. The other was probably something like a 28-70. They were both slooowwww, and I never realized what I was missing until I got my KM 7D and a Minolta 28-85 "mini-beercan" lens. Same camera, same scene, the Sigmas were duller, lower in contrast, lower in resolution, and had muddy colors compared to the Minolta.

    It was like Dorothy waking up in OZ, and seeing colors for the first time. I had seriously lost interest in photography because the results I was getting were so bad. The RAW shots from the Minolta were better than the processed shots from the Sigmas. That Minolta lens rekindled my interest, and I've cursed Smegma ever since, for wasting so many years of my time. Maybe I had bad copies, but they were pretty much equally bad.
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  14. I had a first generation Maxxum 28-85. Great lens. I still have the 35-105 from the same year.
  15. A couple more from the Yashica Electro 35 HP5

    Edit: I guess the vertical shots need to be sized down a bit to look good in the posts, Sorry

    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD flags cut off.jpg

    Poster this is not a political statement from me
    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD tiger.jpg

    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD walkway.jpg

    Yashica Electro 35 GSN HP5 Pyrocat HD tree.jpg
  16. Wow!
  17. I'm glad to see that someone else gets those "dust worms" in their scans. :) But, the image quality is very nice.

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