York city-scape with Minster - June 1961

York city-scape with Minster - June 1961

Photo Information
More experimenting using a slide copier attached to a 50mm Macro lens with my K50. This image is from a 'Kodakchrome' transparency (slide) taken of York in June 1961 by my Father, he would have been using his 35mm Paxette camera. Minor adjustments and border add with GIMP
19/01/2017 - 22:31MikeInDevon
CategoryArchitecture
Shutter Speed2 sec
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length50mm
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 05:46
Nice old cars in foreground...a piece of history is your "photo post-card"
PPG

pauljay

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 08:05
A very successful copy- almost a 3D effect!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
jaypix
yankee44
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alfpics

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 09:35
pauljay wrote:
A very successful copy- almost a 3D effect!

That was my thought as well - looks 3-D
Andy

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 16:32
alfpics wrote:
pauljay wrote:
A very successful copy- almost a 3D effect!

That was my thought as well - looks 3-D

Thanks, that must be due to the lens used it seems to have a slight 'toy' effect in this image. I still have the camera and lenses which are a Super Paxette, a Stable-Choro 1:3.5 38mm, a Steinheil Cassarit 1:2.8 45mm and a Steinheil Quinar 1:3.5 85mm. This photo would most likely have been taken with the 45 mm lens or possibly the 38 mm. Looking at Google Maps I can duduce that it was taken from Clifford's Tower looking down towards Castlegate and St. Mary's with York Minster in the distance. Castle Garage is no more, instead that whole area to the left is now the York Hilton, how times change.

Regards
Mike

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 16:33
GIULIO57 wrote:
Nice old cars in foreground...a piece of history is your "photo post-card"

Thanks, you're right about history!

Regards
Mike

Dariusz

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 17:48
Impressive dynamic range and detail, I love it. I think that scanning film with the use of macro lens and DSLR is the way to go.

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 20:26
Dariusz wrote:
Impressive dynamic range and detail, I love it. I think that scanning film with the use of macro lens and DSLR is the way to go.

Thanks Darius, yes it certainly shows promise, and with a higher spec. DSLR with 14 bit depth, more megapixels and pixel shift I'd expect the results to get incrementally better.

The macro lens I used is a smc PENTAX-FA 1:2.8 50 mm MACRO, very sharp with a flat field, I think this is the key component. I was lucky to buy this lens last year through eBay at a very reasonable price, I've been very impressed by it for both macro and general use.

Regards
Mike
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