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Another from the 'new to me' MZ-7
At a friends house for tea the other evening... He shoots an old russian rangefinder...
Again... Negs processed and scanned to disk at ProAM in Bradford... No crop, no sharpen, no PP...
29/01/2012 - 01:01DaveHolmes
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Ajay A Ghatage

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 04:23
if it is an mz-7 why does the exif show this:
Camera Make: AgfaPhoto GmbH
Camera Model: d-lab.2/3
Body: Pentax *ist dl
Lens: smc pentax-da 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm al
smc pentax-fa 1:3.5-5.6 28-80 mm
smc pentax-f 1:4.5-5.6 100-300 mm
Flash: af-540fgz

steven9761

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 06:13
MZ-7 is a 35mm camera. Since the negs were scanned to disc, I'd say that Agfa are the company that manufatured the scanner, and d-lab 2/3 is the model number of the Agfa scanner, Ajay.
Last Edited by steven9761 on 29/01/2012 - 06:17

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 10:43
steven9761 wrote:
MZ-7 is a 35mm camera. Since the negs were scanned to disc, I'd say that Agfa are the company that manufatured the scanner, and d-lab 2/3 is the model number of the Agfa scanner, Ajay.

Correct... I did state (see under photo) that negs were developed and scanned at 'ProAM' in Bradford... I'm sure if you phone ProAM in Bradford (based at the Bradford Camera Exchange if it helps) they'll confirm this... I did find that Ajay's comment:
Ajay A Ghatage wrote:
if it is an mz-7 why does the exif show this:
Camera Make: AgfaPhoto GmbH
Camera Model: d-lab.2/3

was almost accusatory, I hope this was not his intent...

The image was definitely taken on a Pentax MZ-7, the lens used was either an FA50 or F35-70 and the film was I believe Fuji Superia Xtra 400 speed...

Unfortuately I'm not in possession (as yet) of either the tools or the skills to develop or scan my own film... This is something I intend to change in the coming months...

I do have a collection of Pentax film camera's (ME,MX, Auto110, MZ-7 as well as a HoneywellPentax Spotmatic on the way) as well as my K-x DSLR...
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

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Last Edited by DaveHolmes on 29/01/2012 - 10:58

Ajay A Ghatage

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 13:41
No it was not my intent to be accusatory. I myself had asked a relative of mine in the usa to get me a negative scanner. the one i got was itns 300 which after several uses had its bulb out of order. the comapany of course offered to replace the gadget. however, i was not very happy with the colour after scanning. in india scanners cost a fortune and ametures cant afford to invest in such scanners. i would like to know if the agfa scanner that you mentioned is available in our country.
Body: Pentax *ist dl
Lens: smc pentax-da 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm al
smc pentax-fa 1:3.5-5.6 28-80 mm
smc pentax-f 1:4.5-5.6 100-300 mm
Flash: af-540fgz

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 14:04
Aye... I had a look on 'that auction site' for a negative scanner... There's a massive gap between 40 and 300+ ones...

I don't even know what the Agfa one looks like... I just gave ProAM 5 and went back an hour later to pick up negs and a disk...

It's starting to add up though... So developing and scanning myself could save money in the longterm...
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

Ajay A Ghatage

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 14:10
well, you seem to be lucky. here they do not accept one or two negatives to scan. and if they do take weeks to complete the job. hence the idea of going for a small scanner which alas did not meet my expectations. thanks for the info.
Body: Pentax *ist dl
Lens: smc pentax-da 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm al
smc pentax-fa 1:3.5-5.6 28-80 mm
smc pentax-f 1:4.5-5.6 100-300 mm
Flash: af-540fgz

nonur

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 16:08
I just like the warmth emitting from this photo!
Regards,
Nezih

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 29/01/2012 - 18:53
I know it's digital now (obviously) but I love the vintage colour print feel to the shot which somehow has been preserved. I really like the odd, spontanaeity of the shot.

Last week I bought ten rolls of Kodak print film for my mother-in-law who remains stubbornly analogue.
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DaveHolmes

Link Posted 30/01/2012 - 00:33
The fuji film is really nice... very saturated indeed... I have another 6 rolls left, then 5 rolls of some kodak 200 speed stuff that was going for a quid a roll in poundland...
Picking up a roll of expired Ilford xp2 b&w from ProAM on monday that I shot this week, it's 2 years out of date so not sure how it'll come out (have a few more rolls of it that were donated)

The MZ-7 cost me around 20 quid on the auction site a week or so ago... Paired up with my FA50 I've barely touched my K-x since...

However, I'm treating it as a training tool for the DSLR...

We (or at least I) just snap away when shooting digital but I think film makes you think more... Every time you (I) press the shutter it costs you (I) money, so you (or I)take that little bit of extra care to make sure you (I) get the shot you (I) want...

It's working quite well for me and the MZ-7 &FA50 combo is going everywhere with me... The fact that it's film is getting my friends and people I meet talking and I'm becoming braver in asking people to pose for pictures or just taking the shot!

Really enjoying it...

Oh... Ajay... They scan the entire film after developing the negs...

Cheers
Dave
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

Ajay A Ghatage

Link Posted 30/01/2012 - 03:27
Dave,

had sometime back read that expired films if stored in a fridge and taken out two days before use are useable. so you need not worry.
Before the advent of digital, i was a analog(film) users right from 1973 having utilised black and white as well as colour.
Use of film roll really made you think before shooting as the cost involved was very high (and higher in india). entry of digital brought down this cost and people did not mind clicking everything that fancied them.
Despite owning a digi still prefer taking negative images. but people want instant results.
Body: Pentax *ist dl
Lens: smc pentax-da 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm al
smc pentax-fa 1:3.5-5.6 28-80 mm
smc pentax-f 1:4.5-5.6 100-300 mm
Flash: af-540fgz

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 30/01/2012 - 10:09
Yeah I can understand the 'need' for instantaneous results... I am however quite enjoying the 'not knowing' whether I got it right or not...

Cheers for the frige tip!
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

puma

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 22:20
I love this shot Superb catch
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