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TwinII
06-23-2013, 05:37 AM
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.

http://www.martincanning.com/img/s8/v78/p1778923070-6.jpg (http://www.martincanning.com/p951331696/e6a08363e)
Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22 1/4sec, Epson V700

http://www.martincanning.com/img/s9/v95/p1733516102-5.jpg (http://www.martincanning.com/p951331696/e67535b46)
Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22, 6 minutes, Epson V700

http://www.martincanning.com/img/s8/v75/p1695881099-5.jpg (http://www.martincanning.com/p951331696/e6515178b)
Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22, 30 sec, Epson V700

http://www.martincanning.com/img/s8/v75/p1862638717-5.jpg (http://www.martincanning.com/p832583183/e6f059c7d)
Fuji G617, Velvia 50, 105mm, f/22, 5 minutes, Epson V700

http://www.martincanning.com/img/s10/v113/p1795778009-5.jpg (http://www.martincanning.com/p832583183/e6b0965d9)
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 (http://www.martincanning.com/blog/2013/6/impressions-of-a-fuji-g617).

Thanks,

Martin

markbau
06-23-2013, 07:48 AM
Really nice work, I particularly like images 2 and 4!

Mark

Sirius Glass
06-23-2013, 10:57 AM
Welcome to APUG

fotch
06-23-2013, 12:01 PM
Hello and welcome to APUG.

lancekingphoto
06-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Nice shots - and, yes, welcome to APUG!

Jim Taylor
06-24-2013, 08:34 AM
Images 2 & 4 are my faves as well!

Welcome!

jimmybuzaid
06-29-2013, 08:57 PM
Excellent shots! Welcome to APUG.

Jeff Kubach
06-29-2013, 09:16 PM
I love your photos. BTW welcome to APUG.

Jeff

clayne
06-29-2013, 09:44 PM
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. :-)

zsas
06-29-2013, 09:46 PM
Goodness were those wonderful to take in! Welcome to the fun and welcome to Apug!

Weihan
06-29-2013, 11:59 PM
Very nice images!

NedL
06-30-2013, 12:05 AM
Wonderful! I like number 3, the clouds in the water. Welcome!

gleaf
06-30-2013, 05:55 AM
I am glad to see weather is welcoming you to analog photography. It seems sporting events are not so welcome in mother natures eye.

TwinII
07-01-2013, 05:37 AM
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

clayne
07-02-2013, 02:28 AM
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

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.