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Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #1

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I ran a roll of ISO 400 Kodak Portra film into a drug store earlier today, and am pleased with the results. I should point out that I specified No Corrections for all these pic's, so other than the JPG conversion, re-sizing, and the 1 crop they're right out of the camera.






For some reason I like this one.


here's the 100% crop.


I should mention, they were all the standard issue, low res scan.

They were all shot using my Sigma 135 - 400, on my Pentax PZ-20
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #2

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i'm guessing that the film is "ASA 400"....in any case....those are pretty crisp for 400 speed film.....that last one....the 100% crop is beginning to show the grain that is pretty normal for 400 film.

nice pics
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #3

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Nice shots. Good composition.
Not to complain but the colour looks a bit washed out in the first two.
Might be the scanning process.
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #4

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I would have to agree the first two are really nice quality scanned images. They look fine to me. I've been shooting mostly b&w film and am more used to it these days. Most of all my color film is expired so I sort of expect some color shifting. These though are just fine.

Film is a long way from being dead. Nice work. I'll have to post here too.
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #5

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Ok - my bad.
They are just fine. :-)
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #6

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Nice shots, I really like the composition of the hay bale. Great capture of the heron as well.
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #7

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Mongooz wrote:
i'm guessing that the film is "ASA 400"....in any case....those are pretty crisp for 400 speed film.....that last one....the 100% crop is beginning to show the grain that is pretty normal for 400 film.

nice pics
Thank you, and your right it's ISO 400, Kodak Portra. I prefer ISO 100 or lower for most of my work but chose the Portra for photographing birds and butterflies.
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #8

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J.Scott wrote:
Nice shots. Good composition.
Not to complain but the colour looks a bit washed out in the first two.
Might be the scanning process.
Thank you Jeff,
When I first looked at the butterfly I thought the colours looked a little dull. That was until I saw another one flying and had the chance to compare side to side. It then looked pretty good. I guess that our mind can play tricks on us when it comes to colours so easily.
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #9

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blackcloudbrew wrote:
I would have to agree the first two are really nice quality scanned images. They look fine to me. I've been shooting mostly b&w film and am more used to it these days. Most of all my color film is expired so I sort of expect some color shifting. These though are just fine.

Film is a long way from being dead. Nice work. I'll have to post here too.
Thank you,
I've had some interesting results from expired film, and expect that you will too.
I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
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Re: Film Isn't Dead 7 years 9 months ago #10

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tiffpix wrote:
Nice shots, I really like the composition of the hay bale. Great capture of the heron as well.
Thank you very much Tiff,
The hay bale is in my back yard, and I only photographed it when my girlfriend insisted upon it. I guess that it's one of those things, you don't know what you have until you loose it. I'll sure miss the photo opportunities when I move from here.
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