A&P first shots from new camera, C&C

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  1. planb

    planb itches in my teeth

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    On friday I picked up the 2nd roll back from my new camera, pentacon six TL w/ carl zeiss jena 80mm f2.8. I'm still familiarizing myself with using a incident light meter, but I was pretty happy with the results as far as exposure goes, especially the shots with the sun in the background. Any comments and criticism welcome, technical, aesthetic, or otherwise. Most of these are best viewed large, im lovin this carl zeiss lens :)

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  2. Bloke

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    i think they would be even better with a polarizer. especially the grass.
    have you tried black and white?
     
  3. planb

    planb itches in my teeth

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    ahh, i have a polarizer in this lens size, too. I'll have to take it with me next time I shoot at sunset.

    I haven't tried black and white seriously... I dont have as much of an eye for light as I do for color. But I just recently found out there is a darkroom I can use in town for $35 a month, chemicals included. So if I can find the time I'm probably going to start giving B&W film more attention soon :bigthumb:
     
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    Excellent
     
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    A polarizer won't help for sunset shots unless the sun is 90 degrees to your subject. A graduated ND filter will help darken any sky no matter the position of the sun.

    Oh....I love your camera/lens combo. Very sharp!!
     
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    planb itches in my teeth

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    Good to know about the polarizer, I havent heard that before. thanks!
     
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    bonesdsm Ron Paul for Life.

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    yay film!

    Looks really good. Do you retouch the pics with photoshop?
     
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    planb itches in my teeth

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    I correct the levels and color cast, and a slight unsharp mask on some. The 4th one from the top needed quite a bit of unsharp mask, it was pretty muddy from the scan. I usually leave slide film alone when I scan it, but its always necessary to do some tweaking when you scan in color negative film. I use vuescan, which has color profiles for a bunch of different type of film, but its still always off.

    I upload drastic photoshop edits on my flickr stream, but make them private so only people marked as my 'family' can see them :o
    I might start playing around with the burn and dodge tool... just recently found out about those lol
     

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