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post #3406 of 4186
You could always get your own photo scanner? You can get some Epsom and canon models cheap. Yeah the developing part sucks to pay for everytime. The fuji X series produces close to film straight out of camera than any other. I feel your pain though . I'm in the same boat.
post #3407 of 4186
I think the only option would be the Epson V700, that would cost me 600 €. The Nikon ones are better but the run around 2k, that's not what I'm willing to spend. Same for the new Plustek. I have seen some good results from people who use their DSLR. They typically build a holder, that's what I'm planning to do on the weekend. I only need the digital versions to check for sharpness and exposure, if I would want to have it printed nicely I'd anyway want it printed by hand from the negative and not from a scan.

I have a Fuji X100 and while it does great OOC JPEGs, they don't have the grain like film. That's the only complaint I have about the DSLRs, they look too clinical for my taste, they lack the organic feeling of film. While I can get the colors and contrasts nice in Lightroom, they grain doesn't look the same. But I can live with that.

I guess a big part why shooting film is so much fun is just that you don't see the result instantly, there is a higher satisfaction when you finally have the developed negatives and can see if you screwed up or have done well. With digital, I just bracket the scene with x different apertures and exposure times to make sure I nailed it .
post #3408 of 4186
I want to shoot a lot more film so I'm contemplating setting up my own darkroom. Large prints optically produced from negatives is expensive and there aren't many labs around that do it anymore. I'm def going to get a decent scanner one of these days. Everyone around here wants way too much money for high res scans.

On a side note I found a #29 red filter in one of my camera bags. Hmmm, I have a roll of B&W film and the skies are supposed to cloud up and get stormy. Just might have to go out and do some really high contrast landscapes.
Edited by Crane's - 11/20/12 at 5:30pm
post #3409 of 4186
So if what I remember about a 29 filter and black and white film is correct I should end up with landscapes that look something like this.

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Trouble on the Horizon by DYSong Photography, on Flickr
post #3410 of 4186
Wow.
post #3411 of 4186
That cloud is looking mad.
post #3412 of 4186
That cloud is awesome
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Wow.

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That cloud is looking mad.

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That cloud is awesome

We get some mean ones around here but nothing like the ones in Oklahoma. Some of those are just incredible. Here's another workup of the same storm. What one needs to remember is this storm is 12 miles high and 60 or 70 miles away from where I was standing.

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Rough Road Ahead by DYSong Photography, on Flickr
post #3414 of 4186
Damn those clouds are insane.


A little scene from the Netherlands:

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Not my picture but what do you guys think of the post processing?

I think it's unbalanced and causes the viewer to focus on the girl in the middle.

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post #3416 of 4186
^^just looks like a run of the mill photo set. I don't think too much about it because I don't think the person photographing did either. They didn't bother to burn all the stuff to the left of frame and the faces are blown out. It just seems like some candid shot.

more from the L35AF fuji superia converted to BW post

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post #3417 of 4186
I think I'll be buying the fuji x-e1 and 35mm f1.4 lens

Anyone else thinking about getting the x-e1?
post #3418 of 4186
I thought about it. I like the look of it, and the same sensor as the x-pro1. However, I'm just going to settle with the x100 for digital and get a contax system for film. I do think the xe-1 would be a great system though!
post #3419 of 4186
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We get some mean ones around here but nothing like the ones in Oklahoma. Some of those are just incredible. Here's another workup of the same storm. What one needs to remember is this storm is 12 miles high and 60 or 70 miles away from where I was standing.
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Rough Road Ahead by DYSong Photography, on Flickr


That's pretty crazy. It reminds me of John Davies photography in a strange way. Or even the Maier-Aichen untitled series. Incidentally, both were auctioning at Phillips de Pury in London this past month.

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That's pretty crazy. It reminds me of John Davies photography in a strange way. Or even the Maier-Aichen untitled series. Incidentally, both were auctioning at Phillips de Pury in London this past month.

Well that's pretty cool. I'm certainly not trying to copy anyone's style for sure. What I am realizing or rather rediscovering is just how much impact a black and white photo can have. I'm going to be doing a lot more in black and white especially with the film cameras.
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