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  1. MAubrey

    Film Not officially mine........ yet............... but.................

    Nice! Until you get that spring fixed, a bungie cord should help.
  2. MAubrey

    Film Me, the Shen Hao 4x5 and an Auto Rally

    Superb. 210mm is a great FL for 4x5. Great work!
  3. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Harman Direct Positive

    Actually, it's one White Lightning X3200 at full power in a foldable beauty dish (like these). So the exposure was instant. I left the shutter speed at 1/2" though, but that's still to dark to show. I have two X3200's, but the second one's optical sync has been misbehaving, so it was lit with...
  4. MAubrey

    Film Wolf Creek

    Great composition, Tony! Looks like the flexibility of C41 and the power of GIMP saved the day!
  5. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya Universal Press

    I received this camera last week and only just developed a first roll on Thursday. But after shooting half a roll I realized that I should really check the accuracy of the rangefinder. This shot is that test. I digitized the center of the negative with my A7rII and Olympus OM Auto-Macro 50mm...
  6. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Harman Direct Positive

    I've started a project of taking portraits of people at my work with my Pacemaker Speed Graphic: Xenotar 135mm f/3.5 Symmar 210mm f/5.6
  7. MAubrey

    Film Portraits of Your FILM Gear

    Finally got a new medium format camera after selling my Mamiya M645 1000s. I'll need to take it's portrait now!
  8. MAubrey

    Film Portraits of Your FILM Gear

    Eastman View Camera NO. 33A 5x7 by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  9. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Harman Direct Positive

    Not the right lens for the job, but I'm still satisfied with the imperfect results: The Schneider Xenotar 135mm f/3.5 is a 4x5 lens that technically covers 5x7, but you can see where in the corners the quality of the image circle degrades dramatically. What I need is a wide lens that's actually...
  10. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Harman Direct Positive

    Yep. And technically upside down, too, but that's easier to hide on the print. The image is exactly what you would see through the ground glass.
  11. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Harman Direct Positive

    Here are two 5x7's taken from the building where I work (I left in the caffenol cast in the first one when digitizing): Mount Baker Theater by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Bellingham Old City Hall by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  12. MAubrey

    Film Some Street Photography

    I'm finally developing again...though my OM-10 seems to have a light leak issue. Bellingham on Film by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Bellingham on Film by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Bellingham on Film by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Bellingham on Film by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Bellingham on Film by...
  13. MAubrey

    Film Another go with Caffenal and Kodachrome

    Yeah. Definitely need the ascorbic acid. Looks like it turned out well. As soon as I've finished off the rest of my standard developing chemicals, I'm going all in on Caffenol for all my film.
  14. MAubrey

    Film Cross Country Travel

    That's from my developing, not the camera.
  15. MAubrey

    Film Using a Mirrorless + Macro lens to scan negatives

    My camera is propped upright vertically over the film using a screw in lens hood that's roughly the length needed for sufficient resolution. That way there is no extra light coming through to create reflections.
  16. MAubrey

    Film Using a Mirrorless + Macro lens to scan negatives

    I often do this with my A7rII. I don't have the right distance for 1:1, but with 42MP, I've out resolving 35mm film anyway. I'm getting about 27MP files. With an EI of 800, the grain is quite apparent even at half that magnification. There's still plenty of real detail for printing a solid 13x19...
  17. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Harman Direct Positive

    Also: scanning a 4x5 gives you a 1GB tiff at 6400DPI. Absurd resolution and amazing quality from the film.
  18. MAubrey

    Film Cross Country Travel

    Home developed. I can't afford to mail out my film for professional work. I've only been developing for a year or so and it's hit or miss with the quality. Getting decent results is easier with larger formats. My medium format developing is (nearly) all beautiful--or at least, the defects are...
  19. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Harman Direct Positive

    Two self-portraits shot on Harman Direct Positive and developed in Caffenol: Self-Portrait by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Self-Portrait by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Slightly underexposed, but getting enough light from speedlights is hard. Portraiture with this film really needs a couple powerful...
  20. MAubrey

    Film Portraits of Your FILM Gear

    So, my M645 1000s is gone, but I have this in it's stead: Speed Graphic by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  21. MAubrey

    Film Cross Country Travel

    Thanks for the feature, Amin!
  22. MAubrey

    Film A question for the experienced developers

    Lazy (i.e. simple & easy) home developing black & white: Paterson Super System 4 Tank & reels Diafine developer (no worries about temperature control or timing) TF5 Fixer That's all I used when I started developing at home. It's simple, doesn't requiring much effort and its hard to mess up...
  23. MAubrey

    Film Cross Country Travel

    I've been quiet for bit. My Mamiya M645 is gone, replaced only recently now with a Graflex Pacemaker Speedgraphic. I've got a pack of Ilford Delta 100 and three packs on Ilford Harman Direct Positive that I'll using with it in the coming months. I do intend to get back to 120 film eventually...
  24. MAubrey

    Film Portraits of Your FILM Gear

    I just let my M645 1000s go and I'm moving up to 4x5. But it still was a beautiful camera.
  25. MAubrey

    Film Epic Beard

    Untitled by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  26. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    Here we go with some new shots... These are all with the Sekor C 210mm f/4 (more or less like a 135mm f/2.4) Bokeh is nice and smooth, but this version lacks contrast (which I then boosted in Lightroom after scanning). I would expect the 'N' version that replaced it is superior with its...
  27. MAubrey

    Film Yashica Mat 124G

    Nice, Yohan. I love Garibaldi Lake. Such an awesome park and you've captured it beautifully.
  28. MAubrey

    Film Hasselblad 500C/M versus Bronica EC-TL - a 6x6 cm comparison

    Excellent. If I ever get around to 6x6, I'll be coming back here!
  29. MAubrey

    Film Yashica 35 Electro GSN

    $35 shipped if you're interested. It's in good shape and shutter speeds are fine. I love this little guy, but I'm basically selling all of extraneous gear because (1) I'm moving and (2) I need some cash for a Sony A7rII! Paypal I'll cover the 3% Shipping included to CONUS (more elsewhere)...
  30. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    Bringing out the film camera is fun when shooting weddings. I only did half a roll because there wasn't a lot of time for shooting this slow and deliberate. The Bride by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  31. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    You are, of course, correct. I suppose I deserve just such a censure when I simply go about copying and pasting directly from your own post without taking the time to edit and write for myself. I accept the rebuke. Still, I wouldn't touch Fowler with a 10 foot pole. He clearly knew grammatical...
  32. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    I had always thought the inability to rely SS back to the body was because my prism was simply broken. Glad to hear it isn't! The waste level finder is definitely on my list...
  33. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    As someone who also shoots micro four thirds with its 4:3 aspect ratio, I certainly don't disagree. The 2x crop only makes sense within a narrow set of parameters. If you crop 35mm to a 4:3 aspect ratio, it's less than 2x. For me, it is simply useful knowledge to have for quickly establishing...
  34. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    The nominal size of 6x9 is actually 56mm x 84mm, roughly. The full 60mm and 90mm aren't used. And the crop factor does make sense in the same way as before--a ratio in compared to 35mm film/sensor size. If a 24x36mm sensor is 1, then the crop factor of micro four thirds is 1:2 because it's 1/4...
  35. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    The Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 stopped down to f/4: Super Sharp. Playing Outside by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  36. MAubrey

    Film Post Processing Film Scans

    I scan my images using as flat a tone curve as possible and then deal with the rest in Lightroom. Of course, I only use black and white film, so that's a major part of it. I'd probably do something different for color.
  37. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    I hear you. I'd like to give 6x7 a try, as well as 6x9--the latter for the appeal of its size especially (.43x crop factor).
  38. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    I like it a lot. It's smaller than most modular systems, but still fairly large. But it also has the claim to fame of having the fastest MF lens ever made, the 80mm f/1.9. That's what grabbed my attention. Not sharp wide open, but stopped down to f/2.8 or f/4 and it's spectacular. If you do go...
  39. MAubrey

    Film Mamiya M645 1000s

    Here's the beginning of a thread for this 'little' MF slr: Irises on the River by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Untitled by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Untitled by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Research by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  40. MAubrey

    Film Can anyone recommend a scanner?

    Well, I don't really care to argue the point, so I'll just say that that for my personal wants and desires, it is always a sad thing, just also that when grain creating artifacts is an equally sad thing. They're sad together. I certainly don't want artifacts. And I certainly want to keep the...
  41. MAubrey

    Film Ads are getting annoying ...

    There's a subscribe feature for all the rest of the family of forums. I'm sure it's doable here, too.
  42. MAubrey

    Film Hello!

    I hope to have some soon, but I just blew my film budget on 120 so that's all I'll be shooting this summer, I think.
  43. MAubrey

    Film Can anyone recommend a scanner?

    Yeah, scanning at 6400dpi, sharpening like crazy, down sampling, and then sharpening again is definitely an improvement, but it takes away the texture of the film grain, sadly. I've done it with a few MF negatives, which then has you starting out with a 900MB file and ending up with something...
  44. MAubrey

    Film Can anyone recommend a scanner?

    The A7 certainly does interpolate, but the final product is still sharper compared to what a Epson V600. I can't speak for your scanner. The V600 can't focus, so you get whatever you're given (and shimming the holder adds extra CA and is unreliable from slide to slide). Because of that, a...
  45. MAubrey

    Film Can anyone recommend a scanner?

    I do it when I want the maximum resolution. I have to shan at 6400DPI to complete with the resolution provided by my A7 and a high quality macro lens and that creates an absolutely massive TIFF file. I scan for convenience and use the macro when there's a particular image that I want to actually...
  46. MAubrey

    Film Fuji GW690

    I've wanted this camera for years, but never seem to have the budget for it. The photos are superb.
  47. MAubrey

    Film Showcase Kodak T-Max 100

    After so long with digital, I'm having to relearn how to look for good light for black and white in a color world. Chair in Shadow by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr Dogwood Swing by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  48. MAubrey

    Film What developer do you use

    Right now I'm using Diafine. Basically lasts forever. It's really easy to use and has practical value for scanning negatives since.
  49. MAubrey

    Film Any Yashica users?

    Here's my Electro GSN: I don't have any 35mm right now, however... Yashica Electro 35 GSN by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
  50. MAubrey

    Film Hello!

    I recognize many of you from Mu-43 and TalkEmount already. Looking forward to talking about film here now too! Anyway, for those whom I haven't met: I'm a linguist and a photographer currently displaced from Vancouver, Canada to rural Illinois (it's a hard life). I shot 35mm film with my...
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