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1954 Asahiflex w/ Takumar 58/2.4 and 135/2.8 lens shoots Blues Band on July 4/21

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by Done_rundleCams, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I shot this blues band using Delta 3200 using the waist level viewfinder ... talk about screwy :eek: ... a few decent
    FAUXto's from a roll of 36 ...and, yep, I realise that I kept too many :D. BTW, the last shot is of the mum of
    of the lead guitarist ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack

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  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    They work, though. ;) :)
     
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  3. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    To a degree, Andrew :D

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
  4. ptermx

    ptermx Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting those. I hope you won't mind me saying that they are rather dominated by the Delta3200 grain. What ISO(s) did you actually expose and develop for there?

    The photos remind me that I have some, presumably expired, rolls of D3200 still waiting. The grain reminds me why I still have them.

    I think of D3200 as only really suitable for moving subjects in stark lighting, but not much of it. A band performance certainly fits that. On the other hand, I've seen it described as "versatile".
     
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  5. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Blimey, I've seen bags of gravel with less grain!
     
  6. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Don't call it grain, call it artistic interpretation, and people who have never used film will ask how it was done.

    I once used HP5 push-processed to 1600 ASA (c. 1975) to photograph somebody's lab rats in a behaviour experiment and was asked not to use flash because it would disturb them. He only wanted some 4 x 6 inch prints for his dissertation paperwork, and the results were fine for this.
     
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  7. Laurence Cochrane

    Laurence Cochrane Active Member

    And the framing / composition questionable too..35 mm is all about tight framing. Were you tied to a chair ? .
     
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  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    This isn’t appraisal.
     
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  9. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    It is not actually grain but grain clumping and probably made more visible by the commercial scan, they could be scanned better and would probably be less obvious if optically printed but that is not the point, Jack was having fun with some old kit. We have seen the same band shot on digital which were much 'better' but not so much fun.
     
  10. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Glad you liked them, @ptermx, and not at all :) As for the ASA exposed, the camera used didn't have a film speed function, hence was meterless, so, I just chose a
    shutter speed (1/100) and an aperture (2.8) to shoot at :eek: ............ ;) Nope, this was fresh film which I purchased about a month previously and I'm not sure what
    developer was used nor the time/temperature :eek: and, truth be told, I don't mind grain :D

    Ironically, I've never used high speed film for shooting nighttime stuff, but, I used to push the heck out of HP5+ quite routinely ;) I used the high speed film for
    shooting indoors sports/ concerts et al :). Now, that bands/concerts are (kinda) back to being a thing, I'll probably being shooting more Delta 3200 :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  11. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I don't know about bags of gravel, Adrian, but, I've seen some wheat fields with less. .............. ;)

    cheers,
    Jack
     
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  12. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Exactly, Chester, and I like that, 'artistic interpretation' or, beauty is in the eye of the beholder ;) The worst I did to HP5 was push it to 6400 :eek: and no flash for the same reason ;). I was shooting some prostitutes for a news story in the late 80's and, amazingly, they turned out, relatively, well :)

    Cheers,

    jack
     
  13. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D :D and as for being tied to a chair, kind of Laurence ;). One of the COVID rules was, once you found a chair, you were pretty much stuck there .. except to
    go to the loo or leave :D As for tight framing, as mentioned, I used, both, a 58/2.4 and 135/2.8 :) The 58/2.4 was for the "group" photo and the woman reading
    the menu and, I think, the rest were using a 135/2.8 with, of course, some judicious cropping ;)

    And, just for you, @Laurence Cochrane, a few sanitised digital shots ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     

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  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada


    Be gentle, Pete, Laurence is still, relatively, new here :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  15. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Keith,

    "having fun", well, it was except for the focussing and composing ;) As mentioned, about the scanning was done at 18?? x 12?? using a Fuji film scanner known as a SP-2000 (?) and I'll have to have some 4x6 prints done just to see how bad/good/indifferent they are :D. I posted a couple of digital shots on my response to Mr. Cochrane, if ya wanna take a peek :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  16. Laurence Cochrane

    Laurence Cochrane Active Member

    Oh I have been offending people a long time now. In person and on t interweb. You really should read some of my Facetube notifications.
     
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  17. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It’s not an issue of offence. On the forum, pictures posted in the appraisal section are there for critique but not anywhere else. Discussion of the grain is not a critique of the photograph in this context.
     
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  18. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D .......... I'll look you up, Laurence :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

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  20. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The digital ones seem "dead", somehow, as compared with the film versions. Which is odd, because I'm not a fan of too much grain.

    By the way, what are the perspex screens for?

    S
     
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