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    No Pixels challenge?

    OK, I know that those here who don't mind a bit of a dabble in film are few and far between....but we do exist.

    Anyone interested in doing a month long "No Pixels" challenge (I use the term "No Pixels" loosely. We all know that to be displayed, they must be pixelated).

    The idea is simple. Set aside a month, shoot a roll of film and aim for a minimum of 1/3rd of the shots to be of reasonable quality. Develop, scan and post the shots that you deem to be useful.

    Simple as.

    Any takers?

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    The recent folders thread got me excited and you may notice I've changed my sig tonight.

    So OK, I'm up for it and hang the processing expense. I may go even further and ONLY shoot medium format.

    Thanks for the nudge!
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    Yep, as soon as I buy my camera.
    Birthday next month so might be an excuse to spend
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    No hurry. While I would probably use 35mm, I have been looking for a MF on the side. Anyone know anything about Koni-Omega rangefinders

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    I don't have any digital cameras so this should be easy. Lets say we can only post scanned prints!

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    I have a slide dup attachment - so can process slides as well.
    You mean I have to buy a roll of film?
    Hmmmm.... Using AF lenses in manual mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krzys View Post
    I don't have any digital cameras so this should be easy. Lets say we can only post scanned prints!
    Not so sure on that one. I would say scanned negs and prints. Don't want people to have to fork out too much (if they don't really use it)

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    I just hope the shutter on my lil Rollei is still accurate

    I will try tho.
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    Would slide film scanned by a lab be acceptable?

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    OK, have loaded up the Mamiya 645E with HP5, the Ziess Ercona 6x9 folder with HP5, the F4AS already had HP5 in it and for colour, I've loaded the Agfa Solinette 35mm folder up with some expired Fuji Reala 100.

    Tally Ho !! Thanks for the inspiration Hoffy

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    I think so Ruth. I think the "No Pixels" thing is mainly about image capture.

    I would also suggest minimal Post processing, to keep in the spirit of things (I.E., post process to a level that represents what the neg/photo looks like)

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    So, how are we all doing? Three days down and I had some fun on Saturday while "adventuring" with my family on a picnic outing. Chores around the house kept me busy yesterday and today was a regular work day.

    No pixels stored by me so far. Hmmm, do we store them, create them, alter them, consume them. I need to ponder this a little longer.

    And I must say, using my F4 on Saturday reminded me of just how fabulous it's viewfinder is compared to just about anything else I've ever used. It's like being in a nice comfortable IMAX theatre watching the scene before you move around. I must use it a lot more than I have recently.

    Hoffy, I'm not sure "inspiration slumper" is entirely appropriate any more.

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    okay hoffy, here are some scans of my latest pics
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    and the last three.

    all six shots on fuji pro 400h and 800z shot at asa200 and asa500 respectively
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    oh, and i forgot about the provia 100f i did
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    Fast work Tom. I like the Lady at top in the first batch, the flower at bottom of second batch and the farmer? at bottom of the third batch. Great stuff !

    I hope to finish the colour roll in the Agfa folder by week's end and have it processed on the weekend for scanning and posting.

    The B&W will take a little longer. I can dev the film any time with the dark bag but I'm in very early stages of constructing my new darkroom here so printing will be a makeshift kitchen affair one weekend night towards the end of the month. See what I can come up with. I don't have a neg scanner unfortunately.

    It's a lot of fun so far.
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    How do you scan your negs TOM? My scanner is really really crappy in comparison, though it cost $100.

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    i have a canon 8080f flatbed for my medium format scans. it cannot extract anywhere near all of the detail on the film but it still gives me those silky smooth tones. i get them drum scanned when required. i couldn't justify the cost for a cooscan 9000 (which has now been discontinued i think) which is really a low end film scanner. for the 35mm gear i use my nikon coolscan film scanner. it does a great job. scanning is a slow process but i do enjoy it. for my work i get the lab to scan as they develop. this cuts my post processing for weddings down to about 1 hour all up! as you know, with film there is no worries with blown highlights, or doing double raw conversions to bring out the dress detail and that rigmarole.

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    I'd love a LS-9000. Sigh ... Just gotta dig those big negs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM View Post
    i have a canon 8080f flatbed for my medium format scans. it cannot extract anywhere near all of the detail on the film but it still gives me those silky smooth tones.
    I have a canon 8400f. You must teach me your skills as I have so much trouble getting a sharp scan.

    I also have a dedicated Polaroid sprintscan 4000 but no SCSI card

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