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The Relic Challenge

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

  1. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    I don't think I showed the results of a trip to Barnard's Farm Gardens. near West Horndon , Essex ( England) on this site but here is one which I am entering for 'The Colour BLUE' Projected Image Comp at Brentwood & District Photographic Club in 2 week's time. I made it much 'darker' than natural using 'Levels' in FastStone Image Viewer on the trannie scan , saved as a 'TIFF'
    I used my repaired 1956 ROLLEIFLEX 2.8E Xenotar + 2003 dated Fuji Velvia 50 rated 32 ASA. There are lots of Statues and sculptures in those gardens. I took B&W on 1959 3.5 F Planar
    BLUE STEEL by peter elgar.jpg
     
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  2. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    I had a Kodak 'Black and White + 400' Chromogenic C41 film loaded in my 1954 Zeiss CONTINA Type 1216/24 for some months -- now I have a new supply of C41 Developer from the mini-lab close-down I CUT if and processed a short length. It was successful -- as it was outdated 12/2003 i rated it at 125 ASA but could have used 200ASA ( kept in Fridge for years ! ) I scanned as 'Colour' and de-saturated in FastStone Image Viewer to Monochrome.
    [​IMG]Zeiss Contina 02 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Zeiss Contina 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  3. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Given some outdated C41 fillum of unknown storage at Club last week I gave my 1934 LEICA II + 1936 50mm f2 Summar lens an outing. Rated film at 125 ASA , it was 'Lloyds Pharmacy 200' dated 02/2004,actually Ferrania made in Italy. I processed in my mini-lab Fuji Hunt 'Econoneg C41' developer and got good negs. Scanned with Canon 9000F Mk II I started to get a 'Magenta' strip on some and I got 'scan lines' appearing again as I did with my Epson scanners -- what IS IT ?
    [​IMG]Testing 'Lloyds Film 200 ' with my 1934 LEICA II + 1936 lens by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Testing 'Lloyds Film 200 ' with my 1934 LEICA II + 1936 lens by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Testing 'Lloyds Film 200 ' with my 1934 LEICA II + 1936 lens by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Testing 'Lloyds Film 200 ' with my 1934 LEICA II + 1936 lens by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Testing 'Lloyds Film 200 ' with my 1934 LEICA II + 1936 lens by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  4. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Given a 10/2005 dated 'ACTIVA 400 ( Konica)' film at Club last week I used it in my 1934 LEICA II again with the 1936 500mm f2 Summar lens. Downrated it a bit to 240 ASA the negs were 'Soft' in Contrast and saturation probably due to the old lens but scanned well ---
    [​IMG]'ACTIVA 400' in LEICA II by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]'ACTIVA 400' in LEICA II ( continued) by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]'ACTIVA 400' in LEICA II ( continued) by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]'ACTIVA 400' in LEICA II ( continued) by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  5. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    A 500mm f2 Summar lens? If one existed, I'd hate to have to carry it.

    Seriously, about 40 years ago I borrowed a 1930s Leica with a 50mm (probably F 3.5) that a friend of mine had inherited. She had no idea if it worked, until I gave her some 10 x 8 inch monochrome prints after working out how to load it with some Iford FP4. I don't know what she did with the camera, but warned her it might be worth a bit.
     
  6. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha ! Thanks for Viewing and the 'Correction' !
     
  7. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    First COLOUR Tests with my 1935-36 Kodak RETINA 118 with 50mm f3.5 Schneider Xenar un-coated lens. I used a 2004 dated 'Polaroid 200 ( made by AGFA) given to me by a Camera Club member and processed in C41 .
    [​IMG]First COLOUR tests with Kodak RETINA 118 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]First COLOUR tests with Kodak RETINA 118 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]First COLOUR tests with Kodak RETINA 118 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]First COLOUR tests with Kodak RETINA 118 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]First COLOUR tests with Kodak RETINA 118 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  8. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    For an uncoated lens, that looks pretty good, Pete!
     
  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    The magenta stripes look like what you get when the scanner glass isn't perfectly clean. I had the same issue a long time back when I was doing more scanning. Look for dust/grime/whatever right at the top of the glass, where the scanning starts from. Give it a good clean and you should be right as rain again.
     
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  10. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Years ago I was given a bulk tin of weird Fuji 'Surveicolor 400' and I tried it in my Asahi Pentax Spotmatic -F then forgot about it until I discovered a couple of cassettes cut from the bulk -- so loaded it into my OM-1 and rated it at 200 ASA and took some 'tests -- the ones I took in my Sister-in-Law's on Christmas Day were good but all the ones I took on my Tamron SP 500mm f8 Mirror lens were 'thin' -- same as the first tests using that lens on my Pentax ME Super given by the same Kind Lady whose dad died. It seems that a 'Mirror Lens' does not give an accurate exposure reading with TTL metering, I show the couple of 'Good ones' Zuiko Zoom 75-150mm f4 @ f8 on tripod.
    [​IMG]Fuji 'Surveicolor 400 ' test 02 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Fuji 'Surveicolor 400 ' test 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
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  11. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Couple more from my 'Classic' OLYMPUS OM-1 + Zuiko Auto-Zoom 75-150mm f4 at full aperture. Film was another short length of the Fuji 'Surveicolor 400' rated 200 ASA and home-processed.
    [​IMG]OM-1 zoom test by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]OM-1 zoom test by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
  12. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    found a roll of 120 September 1982 Agfachrome 50S Professional transparency film in my fridge, i used it around Brentwood with my 1956 Agfa Isolette III camera and cross-processed in well-used C41.The backing paper had stuck to back of Film ! It needed a good soak in bathroom sink in water at 100oF to get it off ready for scanning with my Canon 9000F Mk II I show 'Original Scan 'and 'Processed Scan'
    [​IMG]50S Original Scan 05 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

    [​IMG]50S Processed Scan 05 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]50S Original Scan 03 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

    [​IMG]50S Processed Scan 03 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Agfachrome 50S 1982 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2020
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  13. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    'bout time I dropped in again.

    Pre-war Ensign Ful-vue, which I think is focussed further away than it should be. Or maybe it's just all soft.

    Argh, crpa bloomin' server won't let me add it!
     
  14. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    That's more like it!

    Ful-Vue003.jpg

    Hmm, might have overdone the compression.
     
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  15. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    i think it HAS 'Back-Focused'
     
  16. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I agree, Pete, I may have to have a look at where the lens is - it has "In for faces, out for places" focussing - or is it "In for places, out for faces"?
     
  17. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    For 'Places' - it should be 'IN' as for infinity photos the lens is racked back and EXTENDED for 'Close-Focus'
     
  18. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Ta, Pete, I will have a fiddle and try to lodge that in what passes for a brain!
     
  19. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Hi All -- well today I went out on my 'One Exercise Allowed' with a 1930's ZEISS IKON folder I was given some time ago -- I HAD tested it with B&W film but after a good clean up of the lens inside as it was 'Hazy' I tried it with Colour Film -- very Old Kodak Vericolor III nominally rated 160 ASA but I rated to at 50 ASA as it was old. I didn't get all 8 frames successful. One in the Garden had Lens Flare and some were out of focus especially some Spring Flowers in Brentwood High Street where I set 2 meters -- the focus point on the negative was much closer so I will have to take the lens apart again --- ANYWAY -- It kept my Mind Active and I'm grateful for all these 'Gift' Cameras and Film I get -- I USE them !
    Zeiss Ikon Folder.JPG
    Zeiss Ikon 03.jpg
    Zeiss Ikon 04.jpg
     
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  20. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Using up some 07/1998 dated Kodak Vericolor III left over from Weddings, found in my Fridge -- I loaded my 1930's Voigtlander 'Bessa ' 12-on 120 but most were out of focus.
    I checked with Ground Glass in film plane and closer ones were accurate except 'Infinity Subjects; had to Focused marked '25 feet'
    Taken on the garden, 3.5 feet, 1/10th @ f6.3
    White Shell.jpg
    Van Gogh and Our Flowers , 'Open Flash Technique on 'B' ' with Bowens Monolite 200E and f11
    Flowers.jpg
     

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