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Saw Gabor's 'Mass catering' and reminded of one I took years ago - thought I'd upload it!
Reverse 50mm on bellows at about 10cm extension.
Z1-p and velvia 50 film
20/05/2011 - 22:08alfpics
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Photon

Link Posted 20/05/2011 - 22:42
Incredible shot, at that extension you must have needed a very long exposure or a very fast film and probably necessitated reciprocity factor correction, do you recall? As this was year ago and with film, was it through the lens metering, or did you use a manual exposure meter with human calculations? A very short depth of field in consequence of the 10cm extension!
A very good photograph resulting from what must have entailed a lot of set-up.
Regards
All five minute jobs take a minimum of eight hours!

prsjnb

Link Posted 20/05/2011 - 23:55
Well I'm certainly glad you did The image is both fascinating and visually stunning. The abundant detail and vibrant colours demonstrate beautifully what a superb film Fuji Velvia 50 was (still is?) and serves as a timely reminder that there was indeed life before digital and it was good .

I would love to upload some of my older images but mine, unlike yours, would be disqualified on the grounds that they were not captured with Pentax equipment (I was a Yashica/Contax man in those days).

Photon

Link Posted 21/05/2011 - 00:27
prsjnb wrote:
I would love to upload some of my older images but mine, unlike yours, would be disqualified on the grounds that they were not captured with Pentax equipment (I was a Yashica/Contax man in those days).

Ah! prsjnb, why not use your Pentax to try a bit of photo copy work, using your old images as subject material and describe the photographic methods, exposures, lenses etc., for capturing the original images. I was an 'Exakta' man, I still have the equipment and am unlikely to use it again but I just can't part with it; there is a reminiscent bond when I pick up that old camera, a strange sort of love. That bond is beginning to develop with my K20D; it has a similar weight and solidity about it but because I am still using it, there is no reminiscence yet.
All five minute jobs take a minimum of eight hours!
Last Edited by Photon on 21/05/2011 - 00:28

alfpics

Link Posted 21/05/2011 - 08:33
Hi Photon
Thanks for comments.

I did record settings which apparently were 1/4sec and the lens stopped down to f11, so it was TTL metered and reciprocity failure was not an issue. IIRC the lighting is bright sunlight (it was 1996 when this was taken - days before EXIF and other 'must haves'!).

I guess 'cos these critters are very small (and shallow) the DoF wasn't too much of a problem, although as you say, still very short.

Andy
Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 21/05/2011 - 08:35

alfpics

Link Posted 21/05/2011 - 08:34
Thanks for commenting John - appreciated.

I agree with Photon's idea about reproducing with your Pentax digital camera; however have to get the slide ultra clean/ dust free first.

Andy
Andy

GIULIO57

Link Posted 21/05/2011 - 09:33

PPG

pauljay

Link Posted 22/05/2011 - 08:23
Was worth the effort!
I loved my Z1-P, but then, I've loved all my Pentaxes.
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
PPG

alfpics

Link Posted 22/05/2011 - 08:40
pauljay wrote:
Was worth the effort!
I loved my Z1-P, but then, I've loved all my Pentaxes.

Thanks Paul - the Z1-P was certainly a great camera wasn't it!
Andy

szgabor

Link Posted 23/05/2011 - 05:05
Incredible shot, Andy. I like the details and the nice colours. Your shot is much better than mine. Thank you for sharing.
Regards,
Gábor
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alfpics

Link Posted 23/05/2011 - 08:51
Thank you Gabor for your kind words
Andy
Andy
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