Friday, March 26, 2010

The Wide View

Lattice
20100326 typecast pt1
Curve
20100326 typecast pt2
Cracked
20100326 typecast pt3
Caught
20100326 typecast pt4
Plane, Moon, and Branches
20100326 typecast pt5
Holy Flare!

Typed on a Smith-Corona Silent Super
SC Silent-Super & Strawberries

7 comments:

Joe V said...

Still, it's not a bad set of images you've created.

What amazes me about low-end film cameras is that their image quality never deteriorates as badly as low-end digital. Aside from the resolution (or lack thereof) of a mediocre lens, the film itself still retains its tonal and dynamic range, pretty much regardless of the camera it's in (assuming the exposure is half-okay).

mpclemens said...

You've hit it exactly, Joe. Considering the low-budget circumstances of this "shoot" I am very pleased!

This is dollar-store film, too (rebranded Fuji.) And it's been overexposed by about two stops, at least according to Sunny 16. The camera is f/8 with a 1/125 shutter speed, and the film is ASA 200. Complete cost of everything: camera, film, processing & scanning -- a shade over $5.

Scanners will be constantly improved and tweaked, too, to be able to pick out more detail from the film. That's why I like it so: the image is already preserved at the highest resolution possible, waiting for the digitizing technology to catch up.

SnohomishWriter said...

Great pictures. I like the flag.

-Justin

Duffy Moon said...

I have a couple of those Pix Panoramas, too. I should pull the masking out of one of them, give it a try. I liked the quality of the masked pictures - not bad for a $1 thrift store purchase.

Also recently picked up a Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim, which is basically the same 28 mm lens (I believe, with a tiny lens-to-film distance (I'm such an optic genius, I know). Haven't developed pics yet; I really need to.

Duffy Moon said...

Okay, turns out the Wide & Slim Vivitar has a 22mm lens. But whatever.

Like what you've done here, regardless of my own optical incompetence.

mpclemens said...

Ah, then it's even wider, Duffy. Surely worth a roll of film and a walk.

Olivander said...

I think I've found your next DIY project. Bwa-ha-ha!

http://cow.mooh.org/2010/04/fisheye-tin-cam.html