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Forum: Travel 05-02-2019
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Views: 5,244
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for sharing more of the images from...

Thank you for sharing more of the images from your travel to the East, breathtaking imagery!

I am about halfway into your "From Estonia with Love" photo travel book, and I must say that I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2019
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K-5iis + SMC...

Pentax K-5iis + SMC K135/3.5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46892659944_81db130e04_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erK95Y)
Silhouette (https://flic.kr/p/2erK95Y) by bjolester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,146
Posted By bjolester
Margus Sootla aka tsiklonaut: "From Estonia with...

Margus Sootla aka tsiklonaut: "From Estonia with Love".
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,115
Posted By bjolester
I would love to have a digital Pentax 67 camera,...

I would love to have a digital Pentax 67 camera, featuring a full size 56x70 sensor. Further the large sensor would have to be full RGB, something like a Foveon sensor.
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,244
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for sharing these wonderful images! I...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful images! I will be following this thread closely.

Today I ordered your "From Estonia with Love" photo book. I am looking forward to enjoying your images in print.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,077
Posted By bjolester
Here is a review of the Ricoh GR...

Here is a review of the Ricoh GR III

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/ricoh-gr-iii-full-review-33276
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 3,025
Views: 480,546
Posted By bjolester
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/39642351720_bd0...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/39642351720_bd05c291e3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23p4q3L)
Bakklandet (https://flic.kr/p/23p4q3L) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 3,025
Views: 480,546
Posted By bjolester
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7518/16113089437_31...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7518/16113089437_31df86a881_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qxRN7R)
Mirror Lake II (https://flic.kr/p/qxRN7R) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,028
Posted By bjolester
These puns are immensly disruptive for these of...

These puns are immensly disruptive for these of us trying to follow the comments on topic. Why not start a new 100% puns thread in the humor section of RF?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
I agree, it is a great lens! I believe that...

I agree, it is a great lens!

I believe that overall Pentax has made and still make superb optics, especially the more expensive lenses. The new HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW is proof of Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
I have the Pentax M 50mm f1.4 and, like you say,...

I have the Pentax M 50mm f1.4 and, like you say, it is lighter (and much smaller) than the 50mm f1.2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
The Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f2.0 is a very good...

The Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f2.0 is a very good piece of glass, and it is a "pancake" design. The SMC Pentax A 50mm f1.2 is legendary, but more than twice the size (and weight) of the Voigtländer. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
Having read all your comments and advice with...

Having read all your comments and advice with great interest, I believe I already now can draw some conclusions:

1. To complement the lacking low light capabilities of the Pentax MX film camera +...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
I agree, the Sigma DP1s is a very capable camera,...

I agree, the Sigma DP1s is a very capable camera, even today. The flickr link has some wonderful images. I much prefer the output of the first generation DP cameras to later models. I once owned a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
We are landing in Orlando, Florida, and will be...

We are landing in Orlando, Florida, and will be driving up to Georgia to visit friends.

I was in New York City last year for a short visit, and then I purchased film at B&H. I also got all my film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
Thank you! It is very interesting to learn how...

Thank you! It is very interesting to learn how differently people think about cameras and travel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for sharing your experience with travel...

Thank you for sharing your experience with travel and cameras! I believe I need to invest into a good compact digital camera, to supplement my many film cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
Fabulous camera, looks to be in superb condition....

Fabulous camera, looks to be in superb condition. Lucky you!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
I only recently acquired the Espio 24EW, and have...

I only recently acquired the Espio 24EW, and have so far only shot one roll of Kodak Gold with it, so I do not have enough experience to know how good a camera the Espio is. Do you have experience...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
I agree! A Ricoh GR digital would be a perfect...

I agree! A Ricoh GR digital would be a perfect match for an MX and 40mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for highlighting the very important...

Thank you for highlighting the very important aspect of travel camera low light capability! I will have the Sony NEX5n on my list when planning for my USA trip.

Great photo from the Sony NEX3!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
I will surely keep this in mind if I decice to...

I will surely keep this in mind if I decice to bring a film camera along on a travel abroad!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
Thank you all for such extensive response and...

Thank you all for such extensive response and valuable advice! Maybe I need to purchase a rangefinder camera to show my respect for this great forum:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,153
Posted By bjolester
Travel camera advice

I am going to travel to the USA later this spring and am planning what camera(s) to bring along for the trip. On my last travels abroad I have brought along only a Pentax MX with a Voigtländer Ultron...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By bjolester
Thank you Michael for sharing your experience...

Thank you Michael for sharing your experience with the Minolta Dimage Multi Pro!

I am currently looking at different new (for me) options for scanning medium format film, and being very satisfied...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
Thank you Huss! A few days ago I ordered a...

Thank you Huss!

A few days ago I ordered a Plustek 6x7 holder, which is the last hardware I need for my DSLR scanning rig. I will surely start up with scanning w/o stitching, to see what kind of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
I am planning to use my 16mp Pentax K-5iis...

I am planning to use my 16mp Pentax K-5iis together with the SMC Pentax A50mm f2.8 macro for scanning medium format film. I believe that I have to use stitching in order to get better results than I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By bjolester
Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro

Would it make sense to look for a Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro now in 2019? Is it possible to source bulbs for this scanner? How is the build quality compared to the Nikon Coolscan 8000/9000?

I am...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
What stitching software for Mac do you recommend...

What stitching software for Mac do you recommend for DSLR scanned images?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
I will have negativelabpro.com on my list when I...

I will have negativelabpro.com on my list when I get around to scanning with my DSLR.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for sharing your experience with...

Thank you for sharing your experience with flatbed vs DSLR scanning dugrant153 and predicolous!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
I am planning to send my medium format slide to...

I am planning to send my medium format slide to Tim Parkin’s drum scanning service in Scotland. He charges £ 14 per 120 film scan:

http://www.drumscanning.co.uk
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
I am seriously considering sending the slide for...

I am seriously considering sending the slide for a drum scan. Thank you for your advice!

I have been studying your thread about DSLR scanning with great interest for some time.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
Since starting this thread I have done some...

Since starting this thread I have done some research and also rescanned the slide I am referring to. When I made this photograph in 2016 I realised that this scene represented very demanding light...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
I have in a similar way been looking at the...

I have in a similar way been looking at the Pentax K-1 with its pixel-shift mode as a viable albeit expensive alternative to the V750 for medium format scanning. This idea has been in the back of my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
I have been using the V750 regularly since 2013,...

I have been using the V750 regularly since 2013, and scanned maybe 1000 medium format negatives and slides these five years. Deep dense shadows in slides are never successfully captured with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
I use the Darkroom lab for developing my films: ...

I use the Darkroom lab for developing my films: https://www.the-darkroom.co.uk

I have in fact been planning to send some of my medium format negatives and slides to Tim Parkin in the UK to have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
It is interesting to learn about your experience...

It is interesting to learn about your experience with "scanning" film with the Nikon D810. I guess I would have to do stiching with my 16mp Pentax K-5 when duping medium format film to achieve...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
Thank you all for such interesting comments and...

Thank you all for such interesting comments and advice! Highly appreciated!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By bjolester
V750 vs DSLR scanning

I have a very nice Pentax 67ii system that I use in combination with 35mm film and a Pentax K-5iis dslr. Even though I love photographing with the large Pentax 67ii, I find film processing and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
Spain 1960. From my father´s Kodachrome...

Spain 1960. From my father´s Kodachrome collection.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/45309416625_2ef62b41f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c2QB1n)
1960-08-60 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/2c2QB1n) by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,438
Posted By bjolester
May I ask what you think about the New...

May I ask what you think about the New Ektachrome? Is it good? Will it give Fuji some serious competition?

UPDATE: I misunderstood, I thought you might be one of the first users of the New...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2018
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1905/45196454002_13...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1905/45196454002_1391937b2e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bRRD9W)
Autumn Colours (https://flic.kr/p/2bRRD9W) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photo Software 09-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By bjolester
I still use Aperture 3.6 on a Mac running OS...

I still use Aperture 3.6 on a Mac running OS Sierra. My most recent DSLR, a Pentax K-5iis, is still supported, and Aperture also functions well with scanned film images.

I would like to try the new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
What a wonderful shot (and a great scan)!

What a wonderful shot (and a great scan)!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
Beautiful photo!

Beautiful photo!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
My immediate interpretation was that the old man...

My immediate interpretation was that the old man was disinterested with “Cante Flamenco” or the kind of music being played by the boys at the back. However your interpretation is even more intriguing😎
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
A striking image. Thank you for sharing!

A striking image. Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
Thank you! You are absolutely correct about my...

Thank you! You are absolutely correct about my father.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/41107639230_f71...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/41107639230_f71742f4a2_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25CxoYw)
1960-08-32 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/25CxoYw) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/42199374044_0a...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/42199374044_0af9f1f62f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27i1PGy)
1960-08-31 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/27i1PGy) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,653
Posted By bjolester
I have a Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2.0 permanently...

I have a Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2.0 permanently fitted to my Pentax KX slr, a wonderful combo!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/42771387092_22...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/42771387092_22f8c88b43_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28ayxfu)
1960-08-52 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/28ayxfu) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/42812805411_73...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/42812805411_73bef134f8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28edPtr)
1960-08-44 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/28edPtr) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
Thank you John! The Kodachromes I have shared in...

Thank you John! The Kodachromes I have shared in this thread from East Africa and Spain were taken by my father. He would have been very honored to receive such positive remarks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42021809054_81...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42021809054_818c669b06_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/272jKPd)
Mombasa 1968 (https://flic.kr/p/272jKPd) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
Very nice shot!

Very nice shot!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By bjolester
Here is a description of all the different...

Here is a description of all the different versions of the Takumar 50mm f1.4

https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-S-M-C-Super-Takumar-50mm-F1.4.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By bjolester
Wonderful images Colton!

Wonderful images Colton!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By bjolester
There is an interesting review of how the...

There is an interesting review of how the Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 performs on the Pentax K-1 fullframe DSLR, at the UK...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/27673084577_4c...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/27673084577_4c588b44be_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JanMVT)
1960-08-38 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/JanMVT) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
Thanks Dave! These photos from Spain were taken...

Thanks Dave! These photos from Spain were taken by my father. I just recently went through them, and was surprised about how well they had kept their colours and tonality.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/41816523404_86...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/41816523404_8682f31552_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26HbBxs)
1960-08-57 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/26HbBxs) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/41637256875_be...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/41637256875_beb2a94f60_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26rkPRe)
1960-08-19 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/26rkPRe) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/40731097360_f2...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/40731097360_f26965359d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/254gwcj)
1960-08-29 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/254gwcj) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1744/40731101400_0d...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1744/40731101400_0d48a94243_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/254gxoY)
1960-08-76 Spain (https://flic.kr/p/254gxoY) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/40623996840_e95...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/40623996840_e9513f4600_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24TNAWC)
Masai 1969 (https://flic.kr/p/24TNAWC) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
From my father's Kodachrome collection from...

From my father's Kodachrome collection from Tanzania in the late 1960s.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/41513297585_3c6843e8fd_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26fov56)
Malibu Stork 1969...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
From my father's Kodachrome collection from...

From my father's Kodachrome collection from Tanzania in the late 1960s.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/881/28497161198_6b2e3d2df5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kqcpcu)
Baobab and Grandmother 1969...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
It is great to see so many wonderful Kodachrome...

It is great to see so many wonderful Kodachrome images. I suspect that some of the photos in this thread would be absolutely stunning if watched projected on a large canvas.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-23-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,228
Posted By bjolester
Many great photos in this thread. Here is a photo...

Many great photos in this thread. Here is a photo from Mombasa Kenya 1968 from my father's Kodachrome collection. Scanned on a Minolta Dimage Scan Elite...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-17-2018
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Sigma...

Sigma DP1s

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/41842348682_95e7bcc3c4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26KsYuS)
Lake Reflections III (https://flic.kr/p/26KsYuS) by bjolester...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-10-2018
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Sigma...

Sigma DP1s

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/827/28152478238_7bfb9764a9_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JTJNXQ)
Clouds above Woodland (https://flic.kr/p/JTJNXQ) by bjolester...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-10-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 46,209
Posted By bjolester
From the mountainous plateau Sylan in Norway. DP2...

From the mountainous plateau Sylan in Norway. DP2 Merrill

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/40209355330_09f6c1d06a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24gast5)
Storsylen (https://flic.kr/p/24gast5) by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2018
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/26079314808_50...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/26079314808_5032c2d4be_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FJxiGL)
Moon and Boathouse (https://flic.kr/p/FJxiGL) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2018
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/39261208264_af...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/39261208264_affaab6001_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22PnXnS)
Rondane in Autumn (https://flic.kr/p/22PnXnS) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By bjolester
I agree, a great way to use a telephoto for...

I agree, a great way to use a telephoto for landscapes.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,142
Posted By bjolester
I use an Epson V750 for medium format scanning....

I use an Epson V750 for medium format scanning. Sometimes I just scan at 2400ppi, but to get the very best of the dual lens system and resolution of the scanner one has to scan at 6400ppi. I then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2017
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + 55-100/4.5 Velvia 100 converted to...

Pentax 67ii + 55-100/4.5 Velvia 100 converted to b&w and cropped

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4431/37406338185_8aa18fe8d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YZtg8g)
Lake Scene (https://flic.kr/p/YZtg8g) by...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-21-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,713
Posted By bjolester
I do like the 16mp Sony sensor in the Pentax K-5,...

I do like the 16mp Sony sensor in the Pentax K-5, but maybe my favourite sensor is the 4.7mp Foveon sensor in the first generation Sigma DP cameras. Here are some shots from the Sigma...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,674
Posted By bjolester
I believe I have to check out DSLR scanning in...

I believe I have to check out DSLR scanning in more depth, and see if I can get good results with my set-up.

Thank you for sharing the link to your Provia 100F New York set, wonderful images!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,674
Posted By bjolester
edge100: Impressive detail in your DSLR scan...

edge100: Impressive detail in your DSLR scan above. I have studied your guide to DSLR film scanning with great interest, thank you for sharing!

When I shoot film I mostly use medium format Provia...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By bjolester
I would love to try the SMC Pentax 67 200/4, I...

I would love to try the SMC Pentax 67 200/4, I know many prefer this lens to the 165/2.8 for landscape.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By bjolester
Hiking with the 500/5.6 is impressive, I admire...

Hiking with the 500/5.6 is impressive, I admire your stamina:)

One type of subject I enjoy capturing is the moon in landscape. Currently I use my Pentax K-5 and a 300mm lens for this subject, and I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By bjolester
You are probably right about the 300mm FOV being...

You are probably right about the 300mm FOV being long enough for landscape work. I have used the 165 quite a bit for landscapes, but sometimes I wish I had a longer telephoto lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By bjolester
I have heard a lot of praise for the 200mm, it...

I have heard a lot of praise for the 200mm, it would be interesting to try one. Thanks for sharing an illustrative photo of this FOV!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67 telephoto landscapes

I have for a long time been wanting to purchase a decent telephoto prime lens for the Pentax 67ii, and have been looking mainly at the Pentax M* 67 300/4 ED IF. When searching eBay and internet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2016
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K-5iis + SMC...

Pentax K-5iis + SMC K30/2.8
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5588/29708285824_bd0b17530f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MgdJmy)
End of Season (https://flic.kr/p/MgdJmy) by bjolester...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2016
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45/4 + Fuji Provia...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45/4 + Fuji Provia 100F

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5600/29820166190_e2c8f53218_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mr79uo)
Gloppedalsura 6x7 (https://flic.kr/p/Mr79uo) bybjolester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,393
Posted By bjolester
It does not look very promising:...

It does not look very promising: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7658951?start=0&tstart=0
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,194
Posted By bjolester
A 2010 Mac Pro tower has Intel processors, and it...

A 2010 Mac Pro tower has Intel processors, and it can also run the very latest OS (macOS Sierra). Some people prefer the 2010-2012 Mac Pro tower to the current Mac Pro (black cylinder) because of...
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,194
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for correcting me, obviously it is...

Thank you for correcting me, obviously it is macOS Sierra;) I am investing into a second hand 2010 Mac Pro tower, not brand new, but new to me, and probably lots of fun!
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,194
Posted By bjolester
Thanks everyone for excellent advice! You have...

Thanks everyone for excellent advice! You have brought many important aspects with Capture One Pro to my attention.

I am not a fan of the Adobe subscription model, so that will most probably rule...
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,194
Posted By bjolester
Capture One Pro 9 for scanned film

I currently use Apple Aperture 3.2.5 on a Mac running OS X 10.6.8. In a few weeks I am getting a new Mac, and will probably install OS X Sierra.

It seems Aperture is "dead" with the latest OS X,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2016
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K-5iis + HD...

Pentax K-5iis + HD DA15/4
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8761/28213978106_848be134fa_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JZb1Jo)
Gloppedalsura (https://flic.kr/p/JZb1Jo) by bjolester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2016
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,247
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Ektar...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Ektar 100

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/26492133013_b6cb066b73_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gn27b2)
Dawn (https://flic.kr/p/Gn27b2) by bjolester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2016
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,247
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Fuji Velvia...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Fuji Velvia 100

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7742/26795657410_23fd828f52_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GPQKph)
Autumn Leaves Sunset (https://flic.kr/p/GPQKph) by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,600
Posted By bjolester
Here is a direct link to the article pdf...

Here is a direct link to the article pdf file:


https://luminous-landscape.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/The-New-Epson-V850-Pro-Scanner-Final.pdf
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,600
Posted By bjolester
Lasse: The review of the V850 at LL has been...

Lasse: The review of the V850 at LL has been written by Mark Segal. Have you also written a review of this scanner? Your comment is a bit difficult to comprehend.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By bjolester
I do not have any first hand experience with the...

I do not have any first hand experience with the Reflecta MF5000, but I have studied threads on this very forum when trying to decide between purchasing an Epson V750 and a dedicated medium format...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By bjolester
My plan for scanning medium format has been Epson...

My plan for scanning medium format has been Epson V750 for websharing (flickr and diverse forums), and Hasselblad Flextight scan at a local lab for the very "special" shots. Tim Parkin's drumscanning...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By bjolester
You come up with many interesting points in your...

You come up with many interesting points in your comment above sojournerphoto.

The Pentax K-1 seems like a very capable camera, and I am planning to purchase the camera when I have saved up the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-28-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for commenting Mike! It is interesting...

Thank you for commenting Mike! It is interesting to read about your experience with film and scanning. I am sure the Mamiya scans from the Coolscan 9000 looked fabulous.

When I started searching...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-28-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By bjolester
I found a very interesting article today about...

I found a very interesting article today about the Pentax K-1 and pixel shift on diglloyd's blog, here is an extract:

"In theory the K1 Super Resolution mode offers the most potent advance in image...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-26-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for commenting, you point towards many...

Thank you for commenting, you point towards many interesting aspects with dslr "scanning".

The format proportion mismatch between 6x7 (70x56) and 2x3 (24x36) is one of the things I need to figure...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By bjolester
The Pentax K-1 features a 36mp sensor. But with...

The Pentax K-1 features a 36mp sensor. But with the pixel shift "super resolution" enabled, it should be able to capture images equal to at least 50mp in full RGB, at least that is what I have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K-1 slide scanning

I photograph with both film and digital cameras. My favourite camera is the Pentax 67ii, and I shoot mostly colour slides and b&w. I scan my medium format film with an Epson V750, and the results are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By bjolester
I regularly use the Epson V750 for scanning 120...

I regularly use the Epson V750 for scanning 120 film, but also sometimes 135 film. In addition to this I have the Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400. Recently I have been scanning a collection of family...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2015
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Porta 400...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Porta 400 converted to B&W

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/778/22417306693_9196e59cb3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/A9WygP)
Sunday Morning (https://flic.kr/p/A9WygP)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2015
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Porta...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Porta 400

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/651/22596993648_71e66e785d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AqPuWL)
Mountain Birches (https://flic.kr/p/AqPuWL) by bjolester...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2015
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Porta...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100/4.5 + Kodak Porta 400

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5775/22591082257_ced29894e5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AqicGe)
Mountains in the Sun (https://flic.kr/p/AqicGe) by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Sigma...

Sigma DP1s

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/677/22029279894_24701305c4_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zyDPqA)
Foveon Reflection II (https://flic.kr/p/zyDPqA) by bjolester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/677/22029279894_247...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/677/22029279894_24701305c4_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zyDPqA)
Foveon Reflection II (https://flic.kr/p/zyDPqA) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,799
Posted By bjolester
MDSE 5400ii software

If you follow the link above to Konica Minolta, you will find the software (scanner driver) for the Minolta Dimage Scane Elite 5400ii. The file is named: d52102e.sit.hqx (15.4 mb)

I have two old Mac...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,799
Posted By bjolester
The last version of the original Minolta software...

The last version of the original Minolta software works very well on OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard, I doubt very much that it works with OSX 10.11. Your best option is to have an old Mac that is set up with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,190
Posted By bjolester
Pentax KX + K28/3.5 + Fuji Provia...

Pentax KX + K28/3.5 + Fuji Provia 100F

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/740/21141817014_48637423da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydekCs)
Sunset (https://flic.kr/p/ydekCs) by bjolester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Yes, when the aurora is powerful, this is what it...

Yes, when the aurora is powerful, this is what it looks like with the naked eye.
The energy of the aurora is measured in something called the "Kp index", where the most powerful aurora occurances can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K5 +...

Pentax K5 + DA12-24

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5757/21159843708_d2cf92fdf1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yePJkw)
Dancing Light (https://flic.kr/p/yePJkw) by bjolester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Thank you Margus. I am glad you like my photo!...

Thank you Margus. I am glad you like my photo! Your film work, especially your Pentax 67 work, is the main inspiration for me to shoot film.


Regards
Bjørn
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Pentax KX + SMC K28/3.5 + Fuji Provia...

Pentax KX + SMC K28/3.5 + Fuji Provia 100F

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5738/21143273406_f296a1350f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydmNyE)
Rowing Boat (https://flic.kr/p/ydmNyE) by bjolester...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,799
Posted By bjolester
Thank you very much for your advice! I will...

Thank you very much for your advice! I will surely install the Dimage scan software and try it out for myself.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-19-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,799
Posted By bjolester
Minolta Dimage Scan + OS X Snow Leopard

I am currently running my Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 with the latest version of the original Dimage Scan software, on a Mac Powerbook G4 and OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger). This is the last fully...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2015
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45/4 + Kodak Porta...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45/4 + Kodak Porta 400

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/309/18779247921_aa4d29a27d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uBsy9z)
Sunset (https://flic.kr/p/uBsy9z) by bjolester...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2015
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45/4 + Fuji Provia 100F....

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45/4 + Fuji Provia 100F. Scanned on an Epson V750

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/495/18574871381_99a308312e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uip588)

The Smithy Late Summer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K5 + HD DA15/4

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7772/18045263159_de92970fbf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tuAG3T)Red Boathouse (https://flic.kr/p/tuAG3T) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,962
Posted By bjolester
I agree, I should have formulated this in a more...

I agree, I should have formulated this in a more precise way. The way I understand the sensor-shake technology in the Pentax K3 ii, it has no AA filter and records full RGB colour information. The...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,962
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K3ii

I have been reading about the new Pentax K3 ii model which is soon to be released. This camera features a pixel shift technology aka "super resolution". If I have understood this technology...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Pentax K5 + K28/3.5

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/17644470628_e30a817398_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sTbwoQ)Shaken Spruce Forrest (https://flic.kr/p/sTbwoQ) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2015
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Northern Lights 17. March Trondheim Norway

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/16858450316_53609662df_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16858450316/)
From Above (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16858450316/) by...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-11-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 48,461
Posted By bjolester
Tim Parkin article

Here is a very interesting article on film vs digital resolution written by Tim Parkin for the internet magazine "On Landscape". I find this article quite illuminating, maybe because it includes more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for providing good advice!

Thank you for providing good advice!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By bjolester
Since I started this thread I have been able to...

Since I started this thread I have been able to fix my Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400. The problem was dust and debree inside the transport mechanism. I am so glad the scanner is alive again!!! In...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By bjolester
Thank you all for giving such helpful advice. I...

Thank you all for giving such helpful advice. I will then rule out ICE and PEC 12 for my Kodachrome slide project!

As a sidenote: If I am unable to repair my Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400, I would...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-19-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By bjolester
Minolta DSE 5400 - Kodachrome + ICE

I am in the process of scanning my fathers 35mm Kodachromes from the 1960s. Currently I have a very good Epson V750 scanner, and also a non working Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 that I hope to get...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Today I found a very interesting article about...

Today I found a very interesting article about film resolution and megapixels written by Tim Parkin. I would not have needed to start this thread if I already had read Parkin's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2015
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Ilford SFX200 + No 25...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Ilford SFX200 + No 25 red filter

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8621/16243263627_9fd46ec444_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16243263627/)
Ridges...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Thank you! Best regards Bjørn

Thank you!

Best regards
Bjørn
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2014
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Raid: These photos were taken from my home just...

Raid: These photos were taken from my home just outside Trondheim. The fjord at a distance is the Trondheimsfjord. The Northern Lights are possible to see even as "far south" as Trondheim, which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2014
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Thank you! I am a bit unshure what "temperature"...

Thank you! I am a bit unshure what "temperature" you are referring to, so here are two relevant temperatures:

1. Weather ouside: minus 12 degrees celsius

2. Colour temperature: 3250 kelvin

Happy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2014
Replies: 5,543
Views: 490,267
Posted By bjolester
Christmas Eve Northern Lights

Pentax K5 + DA12-24

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/16103477932_067a2eb151_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15918126909/)
Christmas Eve Aurora 001...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Ilford SFX200...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Ilford SFX200
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15958663662_3fe28649b5_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15958663662/)

Dark Mountain...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Fuji Provia...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Fuji Provia 100F

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8661/15332525543_a2781ff98f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pmTcEF)
Mountains and Clouds (https://flic.kr/p/pmTcEF) by bjolester...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Colton: Superb tones and impressive DOF. Great...

Colton: Superb tones and impressive DOF. Great work!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for providing a link to your very...

Thank you for providing a link to your very informative review! I will also check put your photos.

Regrads
Bjørn
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By bjolester
Lomo Chrome Purple

It looks as if Lomography has released a filmed supposedly based on the Kodak Aerochrome. Has anyone here tried this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-31-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Thank you all for interesting comments and good...

Thank you all for interesting comments and good advice:)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-31-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for providing such an insightful...

Thank you for providing such an insightful answer! I will look into to the Betterscanning holders and your other suggestions for best quality scans on the Epson.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Thank you Fernando! I have read many of your...

Thank you Fernando! I have read many of your comments about scanning and scanners on this forum with great interest. I have also studied your review of the V700, which I found very thorough and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Pioneer: I agree a hundred percent with your wise...

Pioneer: I agree a hundred percent with your wise words!

Marek: Thank you for supplying the maths for how to estimate megapixels from scanned images.

Here is an interesting article that deals with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
There are out-of-production flatbed scanners that...

There are out-of-production flatbed scanners that are superb, the Kodak Creo scanners comes to mind. I also believe that large format film scans very well on an Epson V750. The scans I get with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
I am not sure I get your point? My ambition with...

I am not sure I get your point? My ambition with this tread was to learn more about scanning medium format film with an Epson V750 and how the result could be translated into megapixels.

I would not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Hopefully I have understood the maths behind...

Hopefully I have understood the maths behind this:
Pentax 67 frames : 2,76 inches x 2,20 inches x 2200 (max optical resolution) x 3 = 40mp

In others words it is possible to get results comparable to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Thanks Marek! I scan 6x7 film from my Pentax...

Thanks Marek!

I scan 6x7 film from my Pentax 67ii, and the size of the frames is actually roughly 70x56 mm. How would the maths be in centimeters?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,121
Posted By bjolester
Epson V750 120 film resolution

I have an Epson V750 that I use for scanning my 120 films. Sometimes I scan at 6400 ppi and downsize the file, for marginal better resolution and less noise. But most often I scan medium format at...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By bjolester
I have been looking at close-up lenses from other...

I have been looking at close-up lenses from other brands, like for instance the B+W +10 close-up lens, which is cheaper that the Sigma AML-2.

Does anybody know how strong the AML-2 magnification is...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By bjolester
Thank you both for interesting feedback! I have...

Thank you both for interesting feedback!

I have a Pentax K5 and macro lenses that I also could use for "scanning". But since I purchased the DP2 Merrill this summer, I have been blown away by the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By bjolester
Sigma DP2 Merrill scan slides?

I am planning to scan parts of my father's collection of Kodachromes from the 1960s. I was hoping to use my Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 for this project, but the scanner has broken down. My other...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-24-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 25,201
Posted By bjolester
Uuuuphs, I did not read Rangefinderfreak's entry...

Uuuuphs, I did not read Rangefinderfreak's entry thoroughly enough. Sorry!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-24-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 25,201
Posted By bjolester
If you look back in this very tread, there is a...

If you look back in this very tread, there is a link to a tread describing a workshop in Copenhagen Denmark that still services old Flextight scanner. Here is the tread:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Margus: The "Infrared Horizons" is superb! Thank...

Margus: The "Infrared Horizons" is superb! Thank you for sharing!

What a pity the Kodak Aerochrome is no longer in production, a great loss to creative photography.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-16-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
DP2...

DP2 Merrill
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14747244309_a91e71d145_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14747244309/)
Vidsyn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14747244309/)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Kodak Porta 400....

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Kodak Porta 400.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/14731611180_1e43c1dfff_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14731611180/)
Energy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
bojanfurst: Lovely image! One can find fishing...

bojanfurst: Lovely image! One can find fishing villages here in Norway that have a striking similarity, both with regards to architecture and topography.

Best regards
Bjørn
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-25-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Noctilucent Clouds

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14554132339_fb93c09f3a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ob6Juc)Noctilucent Clouds_foveon (https://flic.kr/p/ob6Juc) by bjolester (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2014
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,247
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Fuji Velvia...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Fuji Velvia 50.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14613431495_ebc37c4e03_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14613431495/)
Beams...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-09-2014
Replies: 422
Views: 78,885
Posted By bjolester
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14425781227_b9...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14425781227_b92e843858_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14425781227/)
Pier (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14425781227/) by bjolester...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
maxwell1295: Great shot of a lovely model. Best...

maxwell1295: Great shot of a lovely model.

Best regards
Bjørn
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-02-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14556816301_15...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14556816301_15b5a5bd55_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14556816301/)
Poles and Boat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14556816301/) by...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-02-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Thank you Spanik!

Thank you Spanik!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-01-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
DP2 Merrill

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/14366160129_d7c5c5dd94_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14366160129/)
The Smithy in Summer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
I would also add the SMC 55-100mm f4.5 zoom to...

I would also add the SMC 55-100mm f4.5 zoom to the list of brilliant performers for the Pentax 67 system. It is a remarkebly sharp lens, and is very usefull also for landscapes at rather "extreme"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 35,835
Posted By bjolester
Spotmatic, MX and KX 35mm SLRs, 67ii medium...

Spotmatic, MX and KX 35mm SLRs, 67ii medium format and K20D and K5 digital. I do not take much 35mm film, but I enjoy using my K28/3.5, K30/2.8, A50/1.2 and FA* lenses on my DSLRs. The 67ii system...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By bjolester
During my teens and also later in life, I have...

During my teens and also later in life, I have been a happy amateur photographer. In 2009 I purchased my first DSLR, a Pentax K20D, and that revitalized my interest in photography. Since purchasing a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Truly amazing images Tsiklonaut. Thank you for...

Truly amazing images Tsiklonaut. Thank you for sharing!

Best regards
Bjørn
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-01-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for looking at my flickr gallery!...

Thank you for looking at my flickr gallery!


BlazeWarks: Great photo. Supersharp!

Regards
Bjørn
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-01-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Sigma...

Sigma DP1s

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/14290684816_79fbec9f74_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14290684816/)
DORA II...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-30-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Sigma...

Sigma DP1s

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5119/14118756309_30f17664e9_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14118756309/)
Symmetry...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-30-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Thanks Mauros! Great colours in the vintage...

Thanks Mauros! Great colours in the vintage bicycle shot above.

Bjørn
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-27-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Thanks Dan and Gary! I find the images that I...

Thanks Dan and Gary!

I find the images that I get from the little Sigma are very close to my scanned film images. The images are very sharp, but more importantly, there is something very "realistic"...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-27-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
Sigma...

Sigma DP1s
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/14282403454_8a4f5a0bf1_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14282403454/)
Boathouse and Clouds...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-26-2014
Replies: 835
Views: 82,801
Posted By bjolester
I purchased a second hand Sigma DP1s last week,...

I purchased a second hand Sigma DP1s last week, to check out the Foveon sensor. This is the first time for a long period that I actually get excited with a digital camera. My main camera system...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Fuji Velvía...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Fuji Velvía 50

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/14258266022_f2d04569df_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14258266022/)
Low Tide Sunset...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Kodak Porta...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Kodak Porta 400

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14280577603_2a8e68c59a_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14280577603/)
Boathouse...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Fuji Velvia...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm + Fuji Velvia 50
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5320/14151529165_8e89f7f74f_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14151529165/)
Red Silver Birches...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 55-100mm f4.5 + Kodak Ektar 100

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/13982740702_c1cb22447c_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13982740702/)
Winter Sunset II (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13982740702/)...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-23-2014
Replies: 149
Views: 21,057
Posted By bjolester
Have you seen this article by Tim Parkin, where...

Have you seen this article by Tim Parkin, where he tests the new Kodak Porta 400? He claims the Porta 400 has a dynamic range of about 19...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-23-2014
Replies: 149
Views: 21,057
Posted By bjolester
I am a professional musician and an amateur...

I am a professional musician and an amateur photographer.

I want to make a comment on digital "flatness" and the problematics with defining "a quantifiable, measurable characteristic", with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By bjolester
Epson V750 at 6400ppi

This is not what you asked for, but hopefully it may be to some help even though!

Fuji Superia 100 from 1994. Probably some mediocre point and shoot camera. Epson V750 with standard holders, at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 9,218
Posted By bjolester
After having read this tread I stumbled upon this...

After having read this tread I stumbled upon this article from September 2013 about the Kodak Park in Rochester. Kodak Park is aspiring to become a multi-tenant technology and industrial center,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Ilford SFX...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Ilford SFX 200

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/13166031764_a3781b7427_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13166031764/)
Frozen Lake...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 25,201
Posted By bjolester
Thank you for providing this info! Good to know...

Thank you for providing this info! Good to know when one day in the future I hopefully will be able to purchase an Imacon Flextight scanner.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 25,201
Posted By bjolester
I have read somewhere that Hasselblad in Sweden...

I have read somewhere that Hasselblad in Sweden have no support for the older Flextight scanners anymore. Even the firewire models like the Flextight 343 are out of the support system. How do you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 25,201
Posted By bjolester
Thank you all! Unfortunately I was too late, the...

Thank you all!

Unfortunately I was too late, the scanner was sold when I contacted the seller...

Well, the Epson V750 will have to do for now. I am really satisfied with the scans the Epson...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 25,201
Posted By bjolester
Imacon Flextight Photo ??

I am currently scanning my medium format films on an Epson V750, and for my use I am perfectly happy with the results that I am achieving. I mostly scan to be able to study my work on a screen, in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Ilford SFX...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Ilford SFX 200

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3249/13033922574_e054fe6635_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13033922574/)
Farmhouse Ruin and Clouds...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Ilford SFX...

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Ilford SFX 200

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3082/13009251054_a2a2de2561_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13009251054/)
The Farm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Thank you Shab and Colton for your kind...

Thank you Shab and Colton for your kind comments!

Colton: The "Yosemite Valley" image is beautiful!

Best regards
Bjørn
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
Good. I will be watching out for the release of...

Good. I will be watching out for the release of your travel book!

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Ilford SFX 200, I am wanting to start using this film myself in the near...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2014
Replies: 1,672
Views: 426,788
Posted By bjolester
10 min exposure

Pentax 67ii + SMC 45mm f4 + Kodak Porta 400

10 minute exposure. Square crop.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/12502623184_d861d71824_b.jpg...
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