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Offline Graham

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52 year old Minolta.
« on: May 17, 2012, 06:15:57 PM »
  I may have mentioned that I had put some film through this.



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    I'm quite pleased. All the knobs and buttons seem to be fairley accurate.
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Err. Sorry, they'er a bit on the huge side.  :-[


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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 06:21:52 PM »
Looking good, did you develop/scan yourself or send them off, if so where to? I have a few 120rolls going thru their paces currently

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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 06:25:34 PM »
Ooo pretty.  HP5?
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 06:43:30 PM »
Proper job, as we used to say . . :tup:
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 06:49:46 PM »
Great shots and contrast. Just need some sun for the next time.  :P

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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 06:53:05 PM »
Great shots Graham, did you get them printed on proper photographic paper as well or just scan the negs?

Autocord Minoltas rival to the Rollei if me dear old dad told me correctly.....and he used to use Rolleis preferred them to Blads (sorry Jonathan I know your blad is your baby)
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 08:07:09 PM »
I'm getting all nostalgic now, for 'real' (film) photographs!
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 08:58:08 PM »
Great stuff there Graham the pigeons brought a little smile to my face :)
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 09:13:12 PM »


    Gary.   I sent the film to Ilford to dev/scan. Only took 3 working days there and back, and they'er returned with a postage paid envelope for the next film.
 
    Jonathan.  HP5?  Oh yes. I remember having a go with Tri X but could'nt get on with it. That was when I did my own.

    Irv.  If I can bring a smile to someones face, then my work here is done!

   Oldboy.  Sunshine in over rated in my book.  :)

  Thanks for the comments folks.
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 10:43:06 PM »
Now that's photography!  :tup:

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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 11:01:31 PM »
Graham, how much did it cost for the dev and scans. Are they jpegs or tiffs?
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2012, 05:59:52 AM »


  Alan. Thank you. :)
  Nick. For 120 film it was £15.00 for dev & scan (3000/3000px). For 35mm it's £9.95.
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2012, 08:51:39 AM »
All wonderful shots whatever the camera - but somehow they suit the era of that camera too. Well chosen. The two pigeons made me laugh right away.
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2012, 12:06:19 PM »
    Jonathan.  HP5?  Oh yes. I remember having a go with Tri X but could'nt get on with it. That was when I did my own.

Sweet.  Never really liked Tri-X personally (though I don't remember ever actually using it - most likely prejudice due to seeing too many art school "street" shots....).

Apparently the cool kids are now using Acros.  Well, I just bought some and have a finished roll waiting to be devved. :)  I'll let you know.

Thinking of moving to doing my own scanning too.  If only I can control the dust.

And I reckon my next camera is definitely a TLR.  I can only look on in awe at the idea of shooting anything moving with my GX680....
Hmm, maybe we should have a film forum...?
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Re: 52 year old Minolta.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2012, 06:32:47 PM »
Thanks for that Graham, I'll have a look. I've also just bought some Acros. I'll give it a try over the week-end if I get a chance.
Nick
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