First pictures with the pentax LX


pschlute

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 23:09
I bought a LX last month and these are some of the the first shots with it, using either the Pentax M 28mm/3.5 or 120mm/2.8















Peter



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RussV

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 08:53
Nice shots, the first lacks a little contrast but the rest are great. Personally I don't believe digital can replicate b&w film exactly, close but never quite.
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Last Edited by RussV on 13/04/2017 - 08:54

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 09:05
These are great... really like the last one in particular... nice clean lines...

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stub

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 10:04
all good...Love no 2.
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pschlute

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 11:48
Thanks for the comments. I have upped the contrast for the first.... better I think ?



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RussV

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 11:51
pschlute wrote:
Thanks for the comments. I have upped the contrast for the first.... better I think ?

Yes, much better.
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JAK

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 11:55
pschlute wrote:
Thanks for the comments. I have upped the contrast for the first.... better I think ?



To me that isn't so good and its gone the wrong way. Sorry to take a liberty but played around with the iage myself and managed to get more detail in the sky which I feel helps. Obviously from the original file still more could be achieved.


Don't know what you think!
John K

pschlute

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 13:57
Thanks john, more detail in the sky helps for sure, and you have brought out more detail in the sculpture, but that has introduced lack of contrast and the grain is more prominent.

I will have another go when I get time. This is my first go at digitally editing a b+w scan, I shall google some tips.
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JAK

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 14:46
Grain is what black and white film is all about, without it there would be no photograph. The lighting when the photograph was taken appears rather flat which hasn't helped the contrast.
Did you expose the negative for the shadows which is the opposite what you'd normally do with reversal photography, be that slides or digital?
John K

alfpics

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 20:46
Great use of your new 'toy'! Was the film home processed?
Andy

pschlute

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 21:42
alfpics wrote:
Great use of your new 'toy'! Was the film home processed?

No Andy, my darkroom days are long gone. i sent it to Ilford who process and scan. They send a download link for the files which are 4547*3047 pixels.

i was very happy with the LX, it certainly is not showing its age, except for when pressing the shutter button i had to keep still for a second or two until the mirror decided to move (LX sticky mirror syndrome).

Next one to try is my recently purchased Super-A !
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 13/04/2017 - 21:45

pschlute

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 21:52
JAK wrote:

Did you expose the negative for the shadows which is the opposite what you'd normally do with reversal photography, be that slides or digital?

i exposed for the figure (shadow ) but with -1 stop compensation if I remember.
Peter



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derek897

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 22:20
Nice set Peter.
Mmm an lx.
No must resist.
I know what i like, If not always why.

pschlute

Link Posted 13/04/2017 - 22:32
derek897 wrote:
Nice set Peter.
Mmm an lx.
No must resist.

Keep your eyes peeled on ebay. I picked mine up for 225 including a m 50mm f4 macro, which I then sold for 75.
Peter



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