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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: Astia / Bessa 66 Reply with quote




The main problem I have shooting slide with a pre-war camera tends to be my own lack of thought - not adjusting for back lighting for example, or camera shake. Otherwise the Bessa 66 Skopar does better than me Wink


PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Jussi! I love the colours in the first one, although there seems to be a red cast?


PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenseH wrote:
Great Jussi! I love the colours in the first one, although there seems to be a red cast?


Scanner or expired film

They are great cameras, how nice from a 70 yrs old camera isn't it ? Thanks for sharing!


PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really like the comp in the 2nd. If this is the roll I sent, it shouldn't be
expired, or only recently.


PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful renditions.


PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Really like the comp in the 2nd. If this is the roll I sent, it shouldn't be
expired, or only recently.


Yes, this is the roll, and I don't think it was expired. The camera on the other hand is definitely past its sell by date Wink


PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
RenseH wrote:
Great Jussi! I love the colours in the first one, although there seems to be a red cast?


Scanner or expired film

They are great cameras, how nice from a 70 yrs old camera isn't it ? Thanks for sharing!


Probably neither, I set white to a white stripe on the shady wall, probably should have looked for the white garbage can out front.


PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful rendering and colours.


PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you... it was a good experiment.

One more:



PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look of this film ...


PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The colors look very real, very neutral. I'm thinking this might be my
replacement for Provia, next time I order from Freestyle or Coststyle, as
it's getting to be! Laughing


PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freestyle costs more than B&H for color film, but costs less for b&w, not even counting the re-badged stuff.

Thanks for the Astia again, I'd been very curious about it. My epson software scans had color balance issues till I had my DUH moment - borrowing an idea from VueScan, I realized I could set neutral to film base, and that sorted out the balancing issues.


PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jussi, thanks about B&H, will check it out.


PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting 20 rolls of Astia 120 tomorrow (and 20 rolls of Provia 400) Smile I do like the slight accent that the film puts on the red/magentas. Works especially great in the fall me thinks.


PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice natural colors.

I may have to try this astia film.