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The Relic Challenge

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by gray1720, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Not offended. Just felt like having a rant :D
     
  2. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Yes we all feel the need sometimes.
     
  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Forgot one.
    More Vito:

    [​IMG]protest by Steve Ashton, on Flickr

    Liverpool Anti-Brexit march.

    The only time I've felt comfortable photographing people at close range in the street.

    S
     
  5. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    OK -- I used my Olympus XA2 this time to compare with the previous XA snaps -- I could not find the tin of bulk Fuji 'Surveicolor' film I used in XA but i found a Ferrania 'Solaris 800' dated 09/06 -- I had bought several when 'Fresh' for local Press Work before I got my Digital Pentax K10D and has one left -- so i rated it at 500 ASA ( GOOD GUESS!) and processed in C41 . Negs were a bit 'foggy' and scans had some scan lines and high grain. I got my older Epson 1650 flatbed working again and re-scanned and think results were better so i will try to show you those ( NOT on Flickr but straight out of Computer )
    XA2 Solaris 01.jpg XA2 Solaris 02.jpg XA2 Solaris 03.jpg
     
  6. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    I did a VIDEO about the Olympus XA and XA2 cameras -- you c an see it here :
     
  7. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pete, must get my red XA2 out - if I can just finish the film in the Zenit 12 first!

    Adrian
     
  8. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    I cut that old Solaris 800 and loaded my lovely 'Gift' 1975 era Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F with it -- the battery still works so i set 500ASA and finished the fillum. This time my Epson 1650 flatbed refused to work again so I used my Epson 2480 flatbed + Vuescan Pro + FastStone Image Viewer.
    50mm f1.4 SMC Takumar @ f2
    [​IMG]Spotmatic F + 'Solaris 800' by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Spotmatic F + 'Solaris 800' by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    50mm f1.4 SMC Takumar @ f5.6

    [​IMG]Spotmatic F + 'Solaris 800' by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    24mm f3.5 SMC Takumar @ f5.6

    [​IMG]Spotmatic F + 'Solaris 800' by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  9. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Gave my 'Saved From The Dump' 1985 CONTAX RTS II Quartz an outing -- it had a 'bang' on corner so frame counter sticks on 'S' -- but it was FREE at same time I got a Yashica FR-1 also with a 'bang' and THAT frame counter also stuck on 'S' but never look a 'Gift Horse in the Mouth' ---- I found some vintage Kodak Tri-X cassettes in fridge, no box so do not know the date. One had film wound all inside so I cut a clip an d ;processed it and there were IMAGES on it from previous owner --- so i developed the rest and it was over 30 shots on a beach, waves, rocks and stuff.
    I used one cassette and rated it down to 250 ASA and processed in home-made IDII 1+1 for 10 mins @ 20oC. Here is ONE photo 'worth showing' from the tests -- 'Paul of Iceland Store' in Brentwood High Street by available light, auto @ f2 on the 50mm f1.4 Planar T* lens-- very grainy and high fog level on film.
    [​IMG]Paul of Iceland Store by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
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  10. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Gave one of my two British 'Ensign Selfix 16/20 Model 1' cameras a From the Alley.jpg High Street ( Ensign).jpg Red Jar.jpg trip out loaded with a cut length of 2006 dated Konica VX 400 Pro that I home-processed in a new mix of C41. I got 'scan lines' again even though I have cleaned the glass top and underneath of the Epson 2480 flatbed scanner, also i found the camera seemed to 'back focus' -- subjects BEHIND the principal focus were sharper. Next time I'll use the OTHER Selfix Model 1. Lens is a 75mm f4.5 'Ensar' I metered with a Weston Master III set to 250 ASA.
     

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  11. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    a Lady gave me a 1936 Zeiss Ikon folder with f7.7 'Nettar' lens and there was a FILM inside - a Verichrome Pan -- must be at least 35 years old ! So i processed it in DK50 formula 1+1 for 12 mins @ 20oC and got some good negs -- a bit DENSE due to over=exposure. I had to use 'hard paper grade' to print -- Kentmere Bromide Stipple Grade 3.
    She has given me permission to show results.
    [​IMG]Zeiss Ikon Folder by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Old Verichrome Pan by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  12. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Is that the West Pier at Brighton?
     
  13. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    I think it might well be, looks like I vaguely remember it...

    Actually having had a closer look on flickr and with a bit of googling I think it's more likely the Palace Pier. The buildings halfway along look right for the Palace rather than the West...
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
  14. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    I thought it was Hastings Pier ---
     
  15. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I have no I-pier....I'll get me coat;)
     
  16. Knotty

    Knotty In the Stop Bath

    Probably as well. :)
     
  17. Knotty

    Knotty In the Stop Bath

    Back in my film days I was microfilm technician. I understood all there was to know about film technology. High end Nikon gear. Understood light, rule of thirds, aperture effects, furst curtain flash etc etc.

    I loaned my 14 year old lad my old Aires 35mm rangefinder when his nan took him on a day out to Alton Towers. From his roll of 36 shots about 25 were compositionally better than anything I ever shot.
    He had, the eye.
    It contributed to me leaving photography for 20 years.
    But I'm back! :mad:
     
  18. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Not sure I'm going to bother trying to find a film for this one!
    [​IMG]Super Swinger by gray1720, on Flickr
    Adrian
     
  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I owned an original Swinger: the white one with the smaller image size. I got it for a knock down price in a clearance sale. It came with one film and once I'd used that up I felt no inclination to buy more. :(
     
  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I thought Swinger cameras were used at Adult Only parties....
     

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