1/1000 top shutter speed

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    Today I went to a car show with the Pentax 645. Not realizing the top shutter speed is 1/1000, I didn't bring a pol or ND filter. I shot E100VS at 100 and Ilford HP5 at 400 ISO-that's about as slow as DR5 lab recommends for that film. In the blazing sunlight I had to use small apertures and get more DOF than I wanted :sad: Gotta get used to MF-with the Nikon 35mm and DSLRs I have, the top speed is 1/8000. I need to realize that the 645 doesn't do EVERYTHING like my other SLRs :smile: A polarizer probably would have been good to cut the glare from the shiny paint on the vehicles.
     
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    A good polarizer is absolutely necessary to shoot cars outdoors, along with a tripod. You'll never miss the 1.5 stops.
     
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    A standard in a MF kit is are a couple of ND filters plus the polarizer. Or at least a polarizer filter. When I go out I usually have a load of as slow a film as I can find and slap on the back when out of doors. If course my max speeed is only 1/500th so slow is good. Sadly, it seems that film companies think everyone is walking around with cameras with 1/2000 and 1/4000 spped shutters and finding slow film to day is getting difficult. Last time I went film shopping I was looking for MF but noticed for 35mm most of the stores were only offering 400 iso and a few had some 200. I'm used to shooting 10-100 range.
     
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    Yes I'll always carry the 67mm cir pol with 58-67 step up ring and 67mm collapsible rubber lens hood. :smile: Until I get a 58mm polarizer. In my collection of filters I found a 58mm Tiffen 2 stop ND-that one will stay in the camera bag also.
     
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    HP5+ can be shot at 250 or 320 and developed in Perceptol. http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/20106281054152313.pdf

    And you can always do standard underexposure/underdevelopment techniques as well though probably not best to do so without experimenting a bit first.

    PanF+ is nice slow speed film and good and constrasty at 50 and can be shot at 25 as well.
     
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    I don't develop my own film yet. At this point, I am lab dependent and will send it to DR5 for positives.
     
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    Is it my imagination or do more people shoot with wider apertures these days than in the past?
     
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    I think the trend these days is certainly toward shallower depth of field, you can see it in the progression of APS-C DSLR users migrating toward FF DSLR, of 35mm users migrating toward MF, and MF toward 4x5 and 8x10. Within those systems, people are increasingly shooting the lenses farther wide open.
     
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    Yes, I seem to recall the opposite, people using as narrow an aperture as possible to make sure all was in focus. Now we want almost nothing in focus it seems :wink:
     
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    Extremely shallow DOF is everywhere in ads both video and print. Along with HDR, it's probably the most used(and abused)PS effect. I sometimes think that's the source.
     
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    Change happened in the early/mid 90's, I went from shooting jobs on 28-35mm @F11 to 180mm @F2.8-4.

    It'll probably all come round again.
     
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    I only have one camera that has the capabilities of shooting 1/1000 (fe), the rest of mine shoot at 1/500 (rollei,blad)
     
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    Also think it may be that the use of tripods has seemingly fallen off materially from only a couple of decades ago. Seems the availability of faster film and shutter speeds has prompted this, sadly.
     
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    One more on topic note: HP5+ can even be pulled to 200, 100 or 50 in Perceptol if you're in a real bind for slow film. DigitalTruth has 200 times for D-76 and DD-X, et al; 100 times for HC-110 dilution H, Rodinal 1+50; 50 in Microdol-X, etc.
     
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    If you want real slow, strong red or green filters (3 stops) are more useful than a CPL (1.5 stops). One good coloured filter on a 100ISO film will get you only f/2.8 1/400 in full sun and woe betide he who walks into shade...

    The other thing is that Pan-F looks best at EI25 IMHO, which means f/2.8 1/125 (which is as slow as I like to shoot the RZ handheld) in full sun with a filter.
     
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    I think part of this phenomenon is to take a step above the massive amounts of point and shoots and phone cameras that have such a small sensor they almost have limitless depth of field.