Old 07-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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I shot this with my 40 year old Pentax. Scanned with $180 flatbed Canoscan. Not RP worthy, but may be of interest to some. It's kind of nice to carry around a $50 camera on business trips without fear of it getting lost or stolen.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Due to the overwhelming response to my initial post, I'll show you another film shot related to Peter's recent visit to IRM along with his CTA shots.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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Sometimes, hard to believe on this forum!, but perhaps sometimes if we have nothing nice to say, we don't say anything!

The first shot, nothing of interest to me.

Second shot, pretty much the same. The BW does not enhance the shot at all to my eye, just a basic nose portrait of a common piece of equipment.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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these were an experiment to see what was possible with a budget scanner. I love the look of film. had B&W film in the camera, so that's what I got.

my goal is to get a new film shot in the database. no potential candidates yet....
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:22 AM   #5
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Here's one that's a little sharper:
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compare to scan from lab ($11/roll)

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Love the black and white shots.
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my goal is to get a new film shot in the database....
I have thought about the same thing before.... but then I think again. I'm in a situation where I can't bring myself to get rid of my old Elan 7, but I can't really bring myself to actually using it again.
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I have thought about the same thing before.... but then I think again. I'm in a situation where I can't bring myself to get rid of my old Elan 7, but I can't really bring myself to actually using it again.
Scanning is the problem. Add that to the cost of development and film and you're at about $25/roll without prints. That's why I bought the cheap scanner, hoping I could get decent results. It's OK, but not great. Certainly can't compare with a digital shot right out of the camera.

However, I have gotten some fantastic portraits of my kids using B&W and Velvia film (which isn't even supposed to be used for portraits). The cost is easily worth it.

I'll post any new developments. Gotta finish the roll in the camera!
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