Film what you do when you don't have a scanner

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
I bought this yesterday:



It's a medium format folder as you can see ... but is it a compact? Yep, it's almost exactly the same size as an X-Pro1.

On the back it says "Made in Germany. US Zone" so we can see it's no youngster ... 75mm f/4.5 lens by Steinheil of Munich ... double-exposure lock ... self-timer ... Pronto leaf shutter with top speed of 1/200s ... scale focus only ...

I happened to have a roll of 120 (Neopan 400) from a pinhole experiment I was trying the other week, so I went over the common and took some snaps in the woods ... but I don't have a scanner for MF ... hmmm ... so I put the negatives in a 6x6 enlarger carrier, with a piece of opalescent Perspex behind it against a window, and photographed the negatives with my E-P2 + Tamron 90mm macro lens; then slurped the raw files into LR and inverted them. Had to push the contrast up a lot as this method of capture produces very very low contrast images.

Some of my usual set of test scenes, nothing special ... but I like the "look" ...


20121021-2 by _loupe, on Flickr


20121021-6 by _loupe, on Flickr


20121021-5 by _loupe, on Flickr
 

Adam Quek

Regular
Oct 5, 2012
Heh. This reminds me of slide reproduction with the lightbox.
Nice results for the Adox (Golf 63 perhaps?).

Don't quite like Neopan though. I want grains for film... :p
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
Heh. This reminds me of slide reproduction with the lightbox.
Nice results for the Adox (Golf 63 perhaps?).

Don't quite like Neopan though. I want grains for film... :p
As I understand it, Golf 63 = Steinheil f/6.3

So this one is probably Golf 45 (as it has a Steinheil Cassar f/4.5)

No good looking for too much grain in MF of course ...
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
Very creative Paul and you captured a lot of depth in these that even your imitation scanning couldn't remove, nicely done.
 
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Lili

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Oct 17, 2010
Dallas, TX
Lili
I bought this yesterday:



It's a medium format folder as you can see ... but is it a compact? Yep, it's almost exactly the same size as an X-Pro1.

On the back it says "Made in Germany. US Zone" so we can see it's no youngster ... 75mm f/4.5 lens by Steinheil of Munich ... double-exposure lock ... self-timer ... Pronto leaf shutter with top speed of 1/200s ... scale focus only ...

I happened to have a roll of 120 (Neopan 400) from a pinhole experiment I was trying the other week, so I went over the common and took some snaps in the woods ... but I don't have a scanner for MF ... hmmm ... so I put the negatives in a 6x6 enlarger carrier, with a piece of opalescent Perspex behind it against a window, and photographed the negatives with my E-P2 + Tamron 90mm macro lens; then slurped the raw files into LR and inverted them. Had to push the contrast up a lot as this method of capture produces very very low contrast images.

Some of my usual set of test scenes, nothing special ... but I like the "look" ...


20121021-2 by _loupe, on Flickr


20121021-6 by _loupe, on Flickr


20121021-5 by _loupe, on Flickr

well seen and very well done
i love MF folders
i need to get my voigtlander perkeo II out
you inspire me!
 
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pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
thanks Lili, Antonio, Luke, Kristen ...


I think the "lightbox and digital camera" approach could be worth pursuing if I could get a strong enough and even enough light source behind the Perspex. I had a little play a bit later in the day using an enlarger as the light source, and got much better contrast and apparent sharpness than you can see in these, but there was also a "vignette"-type effect that I couldn't correct.

on the other hand, I could buy another scanner.

or start wet printing.

or both.

or i could get a job and stop spending my savings.
 

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