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  1. two40

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    Developed these today. Kinda happy with some and not so with others. It's all a surprise with film. Obviously. Shots you most want to turn out are crap and ones you aren't excited about turn out well but for the most part there are more keepers in a roll than there would be on a 4GB card so I'm a happy camper.

    Minolta SRT 201 - Kodak Tmax 3200

    First test with this camera. Not an ideal film to be testing it with but I had two April 2008 rolls so I gave it a go. First 3 with a 50mm and fourth with a 28mm.

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    Olympus 35 SP - Ilford HP5

    I'm worried about this camera. I seem to get a mix of sharp and soft images. I'm going to put it down to the auto setting under low light pushing it to 1/30 and/or wide open apertures. I'm going to put a roll through this one testing various settings to ease my mind. Feedback for sharpness appreciated. I'll see about posting some 100% crops.

    #5 - On Auto I think. Can't remember.
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    #6 - On Auto
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    #7 - 1/30 handheld fluke
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    #8 - Posted just as a reference for peewee82. On auto
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    #9 - Just some character I saw near Town Hall station. Pete, sharp enough? On auto
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    #10 - On Auto
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  2. Katunka89

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    I really like the composition in 4 and 5, very nice lines and shapes.
     
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    Nice work.

    In particular, I like how in #6 - the arch in the center of the triptych mirrors the larger real one. Like the slight motion blur on #5. Would have preferred #10 without the person in there, but I like the counterpoint of curves.
     
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    I love 4, 5, 6, and 10, you know I love your film stuff, the Tmax 3200 has some of that lovely noir feel, and QVB really suited the Ilford Hp5, lots of good things to photograph there hey!
     
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    thanks guys.

    yeah there sure is daniel. #7, i stood there for about 30 minutes and came away with a quarter of a roll with great stuff. #10 is the exact spot just looking up. #5 is three steps behind that spot and #6 is the same spot a floor above. a person could stand there for a long time and come away with all unique stuff.

    it's a gorgeous building. there's this stair case on the south side and on the wall they've hung some really old prints of the QVB in its infancy. i can't help but stare at them each time i walk past which is daily really.
     
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    Good stuff!

    The Olympus looks sharp to me, and very nice pics. Particularly #7.
    I think the grain on the 3200 is over the top though
     
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    Good stuff. :thumbup:
    I really need to get off my ass and shoot some film :p
     
  8. Batesy

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    Love #8 mate, keep up the top work!
     
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    i've seen that jumper on #9, it's glow in the dark heh. great for getting people's attention and it certainly got yours :)

    mmmm film grain goodness.
     
  10. Takumi

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    good use of bw and great grain =)

    i like #2,4,5,6 good subjects and good composition

    #7: 1/30 is ok to handhold =) its a rangefinder
     
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    cheers :)

    what do you mean about #7? is 1/30 on rangefinder different to digital (some with IS i might add)? i had a couple of other 1/30 shots and let me tell you they didn't turn out as well as that one. :/ i guess with practise you can handhold even slower.
     
  12. Iscran

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    range finders are generally accepted to be able to handhold down to 1/15 if you're ultra steady as they don't have mirror slap factored into the equasion. It's debatable though and I'm yet to try it on my RF. In my opionion, if you're getting speeds that slow, use faster film or buy a f.95 noctilux~

    Tripod ftw.

    Beautiful photos, #7 if my favorite.
     
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    A very fine selection - 1, 6 and 8 are great.
     
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    Its nothing to do with the mirror slap. Because RFs don't have mirrors, the front of the lens is closer to the back of the camera (the film/sensor). Its like having a physically shorter lens on an SLR, which makes camera shake more controllable
     
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    i think both of you are probably right. mirror slap on digi cams isn't bad but on the older film slr's it would be a factor.
     
  16. Takumi

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    with practice, one can handhold a film slr to 1/15 or even 1/8 =)
     

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