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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Old photos 1 Reply with quote

These were shot by Asahi-Pentax SV with SAKURA colour reversal, lenses
were Takumar 55/1.8 and 200/5.6? (my memory is fading), the date is
1963 March 46 years ago. here comes photos. My friend and me went
hiking to KAMAKURA, which was once a capital of Japan 1185 - 1333.

Enkaku-ji (zen) temple

Kenchou-ji (zen) temple

Young me (was 19 then Very Happy)

Zuisen-ji (zen) temple

Hachimangu (shrine)

Hachimangu 2

Hachimangu 3


The scanner I used is Epson V700 with normal sharpening, reducing grain
and correcting fading colour options. Those options are not enough, so
I used PhotoShop to enhance colour and sharpness and spotting bad points.

SAKURA was the original name of Konica camera Co., which was gone forever
after merging with Minolta Co.


Last edited by koji on Thu May 14, 2009 8:51 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent vintage photography (well, it wasn't vintage at the time...)

I've tried scanning old slides with mixed results. I set up a slide copier bellows for the digital camera but haven't worked out all the kinks as yet. Though with a remote flash trigger and split prism focus screen I think I'll get there now...


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive they have aged very well indeed, still look good now Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,,,

Nesster, when I copy the slides I use AF Macro-Nikkor 60/2.8 with a slide
mount in front of the lens together with a flash with a long extension cord.
Oh yes, I used PK-11A (8mm thick) between the lens and camera in order
to get 1:1 magnification. Flash is set to face at the slide mount (facing to
camera after all), this setting does work 100% of time for me.


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koji
Thanks for the trip - I guess we are of a similar age. I am amazed at the quality you have been able to lift from slides that old


patrickh


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love to see old time photos.
They talk to us of a world that does not exist anymore.
Thanks for sharing with us.


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you this pleasant journey to Japan! Please keep coming!


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I will put up the second one (also 46 years ago) soon.
No other my photos except private ones exists, my family
albums were lost forever. I regret a lot. Crying or Very sad

The old ones from my wife's side are still in my hand, so
someday I will show them to you.


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koji wrote:
Ok, I will put up the second one (also 46 years ago) soon.
No other my photos except private ones exists, my family
albums were lost forever. I regret a lot. Crying or Very sad

The old ones from my wife's side are still in my hand, so
someday I will show them to you.


That is real pain! Sorry about that!


PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing, Koji. I really enjoyed the virtual trip to Japan.
Koji wrote:
No other my photos except private ones exists, my family albums were lost forever. I regret a lot.

Sorry about that, losing family memories is always sad but for a photographer, even amateur, I think is like losing a little piece of him/herself.
Marty.


PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic! those color slide keeping fresh so many years. nice pics

koji wrote:
No other my photos except private ones exists, my family albums were lost forever. I regret a lot

Sorry about that