Neil-O

Joined on Nov 28, 2018

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  • I've given AG Photolab a few plugs on this forum, happy to do it again. If it's just a develop only job they always turn round the film(s) in a day.  They have a good system going for processing by ...
  • I haven't done any home processing for many years, but when I did pretty much everyone used Calgon in the final rinse.  I did and certainly never had a problem with drying marks or streaks.
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  • Gerry - I would imagine there's a long trail of disappointed/disillusioned ex foveon owners out there, but the fact that you have articulated your feelings on the forum suggests you are not quite ...
  • I know some members will disagree strongly here, but if you are new to film I'd suggest you would be better off scanning your slides/negs with a flat bed scanner. Even a cheap secondhand Epson ...
  • Ah this reminds me of that old Cadbury's Cream Egg advert that used to be on TV "how do you eat yours?" was the slogan. I have always wrapped my exposed roll film in tinfoil, I suspect it was the ...
  • I can thoroughly recommend AG Photolab, they are very competitive price wise, I've never had any complaints and even under the covid lockdown I'm still getting my films turned round in four days, ...
  • It's the same conclusion Nick Carver came to but he put it a more specific way in that he thought the dslr scan had the "Canon look" about it.  I don't see how you get around this, it's the price ...
  • I'd go along with that. I accept that a lot of film users prefer the process and the look they get from camera scanning - I don't.  I have tried it and I always felt the camera was imposing it's ...
  • You don't come across as being very relaxed about it..!
  • I agree, mostly, and that was sort of my point - I don't have any misty rose tinted view of "analogue" photography and I'm sure many others don't.  You will never, ever, find me in a darkroom ...
  • This is true - a camera scan will give a much better (sharper) result straight off, but if you don't mind a bit of work - and this is film after all - there's a lot of room for improvement with ...
  • My all time favourite photographer is Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, a Victorian photographer from Yorkshire in UK.  He too used the wet plate process (15x12 I think) for most of his career. Apart from ...
  • Here's one of the reasons why we love film.  I real tangible link with the past.  Doesn't compare with an SD card or a flash drive does it. If this is a representative sample of your father's ...
  • Respect, then! I had the C220 many years ago, well before digital, I used to take it hiking...  Loved using it and I got some terrific mountain pictures but oh the weight...   I was much younger, ...
  • What an interesting set of photos - especially like the one of the flats with all the washing hung out. Interesting that these are glass mounted slides, presumably you just scanned them straight on ...
  • Replied in Scanning
    He makes such a good point about resolution and colour, I can't help thinking that far too many assessments of scanners concentrate on their resolving power.  TBH if I want eye piercing sharpness ...
  • I'm not sure I totally agree with the sentiments. If the so called film revival was based on some nostalgia based affection, or the novelty of Lomography, it would not be sustainable.  But to me ...
  • Replied in Scanning
    In my experience the key is to resist any temptation to increase the levels beyond the auto setting - I have had the artifacts issue and almost always because I have tried to tweak the settings. I ...
  • Replied in Scanning
    That was exactly my reaction, it just looks like the Epson scan hasn't been sharpened, and all flat bed scans have to be sharpened to some extent post scan. Topaz software is just fantastic for ...
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