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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that this thread had dipped fairly far down in the list so I thought I might try to re-energize it. I posted this photo already in the gallery area but in case you missed it:

This was taken with the Moskva 5 (industar 24 lens), Provia 100F, at wide-open. This is the closet possible focus distance.
Here is my original post: http://forum.mflenses.com/stasia-moskva-5-provia-100f-t39928.html It contains 3 additional pictures.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh nice one Marc!
The Moskva5 is a very intiquing camera. Do you mind posting a photo of it?
I love the pose here and soft light.
Soon summer sun will be here to give us those acidic colors and dark shadows. We will all covet this sort of dreamy light you found here.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Cosmetically it's not the greatest (though probably better than the majority) but mechanically it's very solid. I have both the 6x6 mask and case. Cost me $25 if I remember correctly.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$25 Surprised

That is $325 less than I paid for my 524-2 with Opton Tessar. I think the Moskva5 is probably easier to use Embarassed


PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Sunset Hoboken Terminal, take 2 by Nesster, on Flickr

HAPO 10 / Steinheil Cassar 3.8/1.5, Neopan 100 in D-76 1:1

I'd recently got a new LCD monitor of the LED type... and the settings were too bright and contrasty. I noticed B&W photos that were satisfying at home were losing much of the shadow detail, the blacks going to black way too soon. So I adjusted the monitor this morning - dialed way down on contrast and brightness, and adjusted gamma - all using 'quick gamma' freeware.

Things are better now. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That image works much better on my monitor than the original. Fantastic!


PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super image Jussi!
Excellent composition.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

35+ year expired Fortepan 80 Rodinal 1:25 Bessa II Color-Skopar 6x9


PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila I think the film has to much respect for you to produce a bad image. Great shot with some classic film


PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ikonta novar 6,3/105




Voigtlnder Bessa Skopar 3,5/105



Ikonta novar 6,3/105



PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last two , bridge and waterfall wow!


PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Attila . I'm fond of the first because it remembers (a little) pictorialisme style . Smile


PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helios wrote:
Thanks, Attila . I'm fond of the first because it remembers (a little) pictorialisme style . Smile


Laughing I generally like closer shoots on B&W, rare very rare if I like a long distance shoot.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sample from the 1920's No. 1 Pocket Kodak Series II with f/7.7 108mm Kodak Anastigmat, Portra 160NC. A decent enough lens, not perfectly parallel to the film plane (one edge goes out of focus) and I really ought to use a tripod with it, as camera shake can be a problem. Overall not in the class of the Goerz Rollfim Tenax from the same era.

I'm proud of the focus-estimation here Wink

majh138 by Nesster, on Flickr

I'm not proud of camera shake + tilt here Wink

no parking fire zone by Nesster, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some nice ones, folks!

Expired Fuji 800z (thanks, Jussi)
Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor


1937 Bessa Skopar 6x9, TMAX 400, Thornton's 2-Bath homebrew 5+5, 20C


and another Bessa Skopar 6x9, last time I went to Southerlands:

Portra 160NC


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#2 for sure ! Laughing #1 is a big surprise , beautiful picture!


PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Attila, if you have fast enough film and can stop down to f16,
the Box-Tengor does a decent job.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Hardie Tank Wagon by Nesster, on Flickr

I mis over estimated focus a bit - the far edge of the tank wagon's in focus. 1920's No. 1 Pocket Kodak Series II with a 7.7 108mm anastigmat, 160NC


PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A roll I can get excited about - took the Bessa I Vaskar to NYC a few weeks ago, with New Portra 160 film in it. I don't get enough chances to commute into Manhattan... and the nut I am, I prefer a folding camera without focus or exposure aids for street shooting Wink



PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Pepsi Time by Nesster, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like them both, especially the 2nd, which would make for a nice subject
at night with the lights on. Too bad New York won't let you stay when it gets dark. Laughing

Colors seem almost Fujian, neh? Maybe the overcast light helped this, too.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't want to walk away (and problaby unanswered anyway) but nice
zone focusing, there, Holmes! Smile


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink maybe tomorrow I'll post my masterpiece Laughing of focusing, I actually set shallow DOF on a lady and a street vendor, right there in between a bunch of traffic.

I figure, one out of 4 = 2 decently focused ones per roll = better than what I do with SLRs Laughing

I'm still trying to figure out how your Box Tengor and '37 Bessa do so well. Mine sure don't. Yeah, I have to lube the Tengor and tango the Bessa, or something...


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jussi, I could send you one of my Tengors (they both perform identically,
unfortunately with same photographer) and you could send me yours to
see if I can reason with it.

Looking forward to that pic!


PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill, I'm finally a hermit crab with my butt out in the air, in between shells. Laughing (I've been taking cameras etc to work to keep in my cabinets... there's one advantage of being a boss again - I have an actual office with actual cabinets, all of which lock)

Anywayhow, here's my masterful focus job, I only wish I'd taken it a fraction earlier or waited a bit, to give the fruit stand lady a bit more breathing room.


The purchase by Nesster, on Flickr