My first few rolls of film!

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  1. TwinII

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    Well I got my first film camera (Fuji G617) a little under 3 weeks ago and since, I have shot and had developed 3 rolls of film.

    I headed to Stanthorpe with my son and wife a few days after I got the camera so I tested it out there. I also did a Brisbane City sunrise. Here are 5 of the shots. To my surprise I only really stuffed up 2 exposures. One of them I knew I had stuffed up as I didn't know how to use my cable release properly and the other one I just under-exposed as it was fairly early in the morning.

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    Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22 1/4sec, Epson V700

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    Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22, 6 minutes, Epson V700

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    Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22, 30 sec, Epson V700

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    Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22, 5 minutes, Epson V700

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    Fuji G617, Velvia 50, f/22, 1 sec, Epson V700

    C&C most Welcome!

    For those of you interested I put up a blog post about my first few outings here.

    Thanks,

    Martin
     
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    Really nice work, I particularly like images 2 and 4!

    Mark
     
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    Welcome to APUG
     
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    Hello and welcome to APUG.
     
  5. Nice shots - and, yes, welcome to APUG!
     
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    Images 2 & 4 are my faves as well!

    Welcome!
     
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    Excellent shots! Welcome to APUG.
     
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    I love your photos. BTW welcome to APUG.

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    Can't really go wrong with Velvia. That film is sex embodied in emulsion form.

    You mentioned in your blog you looked forward to see how much detail is in the scans: well Velvia 50 @ 160lp/mm is extremely capable. Lets say you only pull 80lp/mm out of that though (which is probably a reach) and are targeting around 4kdpi as a resolution to use for scanning:

    2 * 80lp/mm * 25.4mm/inch = 4064dpi

    4064^2 * (60 * 170)/25.4^2 / 1024^2 = 250Mpx

    So if you had a 4kdpi scanner, scanning at 16 bits a channel, you'd be looking at around 250 million pixels, for a total file size of 1500MB each.

    Velvia regularly bests even the best scanners out there. In order to extract all this information you'd have to use a drum scanner. But keep this in your mind for the next time someone asks how it rates next to digital. :smile:
     
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    Goodness were those wonderful to take in! Welcome to the fun and welcome to Apug!
     
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    Very nice images!
     
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    Wonderful! I like number 3, the clouds in the water. Welcome!
     
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    I am glad to see weather is welcoming you to analog photography. It seems sporting events are not so welcome in mother natures eye.
     
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    Hey guys,

    Thanks for all of the comments. Thanks for the calculations on the file sizes too. I will have to look into getting a scanner myself I think, but for now I think I'll just get out there and photograph! Unfortunately the price of film in Australia has sky-rocketed as the Australian dollar has lost 10% over the last 6 or 8 weeks.

    I'll keep posting after I take more images and scan them.

    Martin
     
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    I'd use Freestyle. AUS and NZ have been price gouging on film for the last 5-7 years or so. They've love it if you'd just stop using that "old crap" and picked up a shiny new digital camera that their Japanese trade agreements benefit from.