Hiphopapotamus

Joined on Mar 6, 2016

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  • It actually has a lot to do with the media and the medium... Explaining bad habits to people who didn't shoot before they fell into them is nuanced. The average photographer didn't have a polaroid ...
  • Providing information that's not well publicised (particularly with this lens) is considered useful. Providing information about radioactive lenses allows people to make an informed choice as to ...
  • When you look at all the print settings that photo is designed to be printed at 12x24 if you were looking at it at that size you would not see the issues you're describing. If you were to open that ...
  • And your still not realising that modern negs have way better lattitude and resolution than slides did then either... And you won't either because you've never shot a roll of Ektar 100 next to ...
  • Scans aren't easy, I think I posted some conundrums... By all means you're gonna max out your scanning resolution at some point.... (1) Scanning with a digital camera you're going to max out by the ...
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    Film has a painterly quality about it, because it's an organic process, it's like a canvas with brush strokes and a colour palette and that's half reason I use it. That shot was shot on motion ...
  • Umm... You can do high contrast black and white with amazing skies on anything... But this is Fomopan 100 on black and white. The level of detail in 6x9 is amazing... Black and white has even more ...
  • The GL690 is interchangeable, you can buy lenses for it, the GW690 is not interchangeable, some say the lenses are better on the GW690. With the prices the way they are you can buy multiple GW690s ...
  • I got back into film about 5 years ago now. At the time I couldn't afford to upgrade to an A7R II or D850, so I found a $500 solution with medium format on 6x9 with a 50mm lens and a Mamiya ...
  • Unless you have optimal lighting and a good light meter (spot metering won't help) slides become difficult to work with. Negatives have surpassed slides in a lot of ways. People no longer demand ...
  • I don't shoot 645 regularly (although I shoot a Universal camera and so I can). My figures for 645 are off the top of my head from what I last remember. Re: the rest you either learn how to ...
  • I think I said, $4 is a cup of coffee... I was born in the 80s, grew up in the 90s and was an adult by the early 2000s so film is my vibe. It's quite cheap actually if you're on a tight budget ...
  • I don't have a lot of recent examples because, actually, I've been off exploring other things with my film shots, so it's a bit random at the moment. But I've been entertaining myself with my film ...
  • Umm you start at 4800 or even 7200dpi at the same pixel count and then you downsize to the print you want. Yeah... You tell me how you're going to print that billboard at high resolution without a ...
  • Medium format is cheap, you can get a Mamiya Universal, or a Fuji GL690, or even GX680 for not much more than $500 with a wide-angle lens if landscape is your thing. Modern film is cheap also... A ...
  • This isn't a site for animal ethics... Whatever my position is, I won't entertain it here. This particular forum is a forum for discussing medium format including film, digital backs and digital ...
  • So you don't agree with the science of MTF charts and you prefer to come to your own conclusions that support your own views. This is human fallibility in action. In technical terms its called... C ...
  • It's hard to tell with such a low detail subject but the paper detail and sharpnes is abundantly obvious on the film which is what I am talking about. What is less obvious is that the exposures ...
  • It's most definitely not the 1% case either. Do the math on how much a lens can resolve, and then look at the size of the film plate, and then give yourself the knowledge that you are actually ...
  • It's not bad info at all medium format film especially 6x9 will still far out resolve anything you can do with small format film. Unless you have lots of money to burn then you're barking up the ...
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