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My thoughts as we approached Llewidd in Snowdonia some time ago (1963!). I am scanning some old B/W negatives then using the technique suggested by Willie to try to get a reasonably sharp image to post. The negs are sharp - Ilford Pan F with fine grain developer. No Exif, but would have been a Pentax ME Super, 50mm lens and I usually used f8 where possible. Opinions would be very welcome to help me to decide whether it is worth continuing scanning these old negs

Geoff

Camera:Pentax ME-Super Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:50mm
Recording media:Ilford Pan F
Title:Have we got to go up there?
Username:salopian salopian
Uploaded:23 Jun 2012 - 12:53 PM
Tags:Black & white, Llewidd scan
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strokebloke
23 Jun 2012 - 5:03 PM

I'm no expert, but I would definitely continue to produce shots like this.
The mountain may appear immortal, but the time slot (1963) is certainly worth this well recorded image.
It has a Mr Adams feel about it Grin

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:47 PM

hi,
im not so sure it was taken with a Pentax Me super as early as 1963 , they were made around 1979 to 1985 but was more likely a spotmatic or S. clearly it was good equipment and fine grain film because it has scanned pretty well. i was a lover of these early Pentax models and lenses and they were used by a lot of pros too at the time.

as for the image well thats quite nice, and even nicer to know its a record of that period. its a pretty good upload from a scan, not sure how its been sharpened but id suggest sharpening to taste at full res and then resize to 72 dpi, then resharpen again at the reduced size before using the save to web.

i think you may be able to squeeze a little more contrast to make the image zing if you pass the scan through a photoshop plug in program like "silver efex pro" or similar but id continue with the scanning as they dont seem to have lost much quality from the neg.

regards
Phil

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salopian e2 Member 2salopian vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for the comments and advice.
Phil, I see what you mean re the ME Super! It was probably a Braun Super Paxette I had in those days.

Geoff

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