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Last 'Old Food for my Film Pentaxes' test results

Peter Elgar
Posted 16/12/2019 - 17:14 Link
Oh well -- it was Good While it lasted , BUT I have now finished up all the 36 exposures October 1952 dated Ilford FP3 kindly sent to me by Mr Degfragged ! I exposed the last 12 frames on the cut Film today , rating kit at 10 ASA as I found before after testing a short length but this time I changed the Film Developer to my Home-Made 'Acutol-S FX-15 Formula 1+1 for 7 mins @ 20oC and got some negs which were more 'Fog-Free' compared with the FX-4 Formula used previously.Light was not good so I had to use full aperture -- f1.4 OR f2 on my SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 and f3.5 on my SMC Takumar 28mm f3.5. The FX-15 gave very fine grain and super 'Acutance' but there was the strange 'Filamental Growth and Spots' on the emulsion.
Studio Flash Bowens Monolite , SMC Takumar 150mm f4 at f8 with small extension tube
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Available Light, f8 1 second SMC Takumar 150mmf4 + small extension tube
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1/30th @ f2 SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4
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1/5th @ f3.5 SMC Takumar 28mm f3.5
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1/60th @ f1.4 SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4
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1/30th @ f2 SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4
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been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!
ronniemac
Posted 16/12/2019 - 23:45 Link
I'm amazed that you can get such quality photographs from film that is even older than I am, Peter. Well done you!
davidwozhere
Posted 17/12/2019 - 01:37 Link
Alchemist, wizard - something like that. The quality of the church image and its porch are astounding.
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Algernon
Posted 17/12/2019 - 08:01 Link
Wow! amazing stuff! The church shot with the spire looks sharper than anything a digital camera could produce...... well done Pete

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alfpics
Posted 17/12/2019 - 08:35 Link
ronniemac wrote:
I'm amazed that you can get such quality photographs from film that is even older than I am, Peter. Well done you!

ditto to that! Amazing peter and some great skills in working out how to get the best from such outdated materials.
Andy
Peter Elgar
Posted 17/12/2019 - 08:50 Link
Thanks Folks ! Yes -- I was amazed at the Sharpness of the SMC Takumar 28mm f3.5 at FULL APERTURE on the Brentwood Catholic Cathedral shot -- good job I managed to jam my arm against the railings to hold it still for 1/15th Second. That was part of the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic-F set I was given by a Kind Gent in Ilford some years ago-- he has died now but before he went I went back with the Camera and took some nice portraits of him and his wife in their little house and garden so their Children could have some memories of them .
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been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!
Benz3ne
Posted 17/12/2019 - 09:26 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
Alchemist, wizard - something like that.

I'm guessing this is the photographical equivalent of turning lead into gold, then?

In all seriousness, beautiful pictures all round. These are the types of pictures which tempt me into getting a film camera!
Peter Elgar
Posted 17/12/2019 - 15:36 Link
Get a Film Camera and come to Brentwood Essex and I can show you around where I take these test snaps !
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!
Benz3ne
Posted 17/12/2019 - 16:07 Link
Peter Elgar wrote:
Get a Film Camera and come to Brentwood Essex and I can show you around where I take these test snaps !

A generous offer, thank you! I'll need to spend probably far too long exhaustively deciding on which camera is right for me, first...
womble
Posted 17/12/2019 - 17:23 Link
Benz3ne wrote:
Peter Elgar wrote:
Get a Film Camera and come to Brentwood Essex and I can show you around where I take these test snaps !

A generous offer, thank you! I'll need to spend probably far too long exhaustively deciding on which camera is right for me, first...

Buy an MX and a M50/1.7 and get snapping. No great debate required! K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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davidwozhere
Posted 18/12/2019 - 00:35 Link
Kris wrote, "Buy an MX and a M50/1.7 and get snapping. No great debate required! " and just beat me to the same comment. Dozens of 'em on Ebay.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Peter Elgar
Posted 20/12/2019 - 13:55 Link
YO !!! I have now done a VIDEO about the FP3 Challenge, showing all the actual Negatives and Camera - you can see kit here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yTR_mpNico
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

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