Film Ricoh 500G

theoldsmithy

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Martin Connolly
First results from this camera with Fomapan 400 film. I'm a bit puzzled - some of the photos have a darker section on the right hand side. Any thoughts, anyone? It's not a cloth shutter or anything so I have no idea. Error in the lab maybe? The dark patches are on the negs, not just the scans.
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MoonMind

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Dec 29, 2013
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Matt
re: the patches/stripes... they look pretty much like a machine/developer error; or else like somewhat like double exposure due to insufficient film transport and frame overlap, but frankly, you'd spot that - the "second" shot is clearly missing. Maybe it's a one-off - I'd look into this after the next roll.

Anyhow, nice work with a nifty little camera.

M.
 

Cerita

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Lovely, gorgeous shots Martin, love them all!

It's so funny this has come up because just last night my local film seller posted on IG that he had just received a shipment of this film in 400, 200 and 100 and I was thinking of buying some. Very timely!
 

theoldsmithy

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Lovely, gorgeous shots Martin, love them all!

It's so funny this has come up because just last night my local film seller posted on IG that he had just received a shipment of this film in 400, 200 and 100 and I was thinking of buying some. Very timely!
It does seem nice...i think I may prefer the Rollei Retro, but then again I haven't tried the 35mm version yet.
Note that I have a standard preset for film scans in Lightroom which makes them all a bit punchier:


 

ChristoR

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Feb 1, 2013
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That first one looks like a shutter problem to me; had something similar in a Pentax MX. But I could definitely be wrong!
 

theoldsmithy

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Martin Connolly
That first one looks like a shutter problem to me; had something similar in a Pentax MX. But I could definitely be wrong!
The Ricoh has a leaf shutter in the lens, otherwise I would have thought the same. I assume it's a light leak but I can't figure out where it is. I may have to double up on some of the felt seals.
 

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