Motorbike Project - HP5 @1600 - FED4

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    Just thought I'd try HP5 pushed to ISO1600 with my little (trusty) FED4 and the Leningrad 8 light meter

    Sort of got a wee Yamaha XJ650 which I got in boxes, totally stripped it down, sandblasted frame etc.. going to be a wee Cafe Racer style bike if and when I get around to completing it.

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    Nothing fancy but reference to anyone interested in what the film looks like at 1600.
     
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    Sorry, I'm more interested in the bike myself. XS650's make great street tackers as well. SO lets see some more pics of the bike!
     
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    I think I actually like HP5 @ 1600 better than the 400 it's supposed to be. Still a tad grainy but the "OMG LOOK AT ME" contrast is toned down to a really nice level. Might have to give that a try whenever I can snag an N80 since my N75's can't change ISO speed and I don't feel like messing with stickers to change the coding lol
     
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    ^ Yeah I've used HP5 at 400 & 800 a lot but I also do prefer it at 1600 - then again, I am a sucker for high contrast.

    DX coding sucks eh! :) I buy in bulk so don't have DX coding, doesnt matter with my FED4 (obviously) and I can change ISO with the F80 (N80) anyway.

    You could change your EV to -2EV perhaps in the meantime and just push it 2 stops in delevoping.? (If I'm thinking correctly.. been a long warm day )
     
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    Well what I was getting at was that I normally don't like the ridiculously high, overbearing contrast that HP5 has (@ 400), but that I really like how it's still punchy, but not "loud" like it usually is.

    I need to get into bulk film.. how does that work anyway? Do they sell empty canisters or do you just reuse old ones?

    And I think -2ev and then develop for 1600 iso would work, but I'm not 100% on that so I'll just wait to find an N80 for cheap.. plus it can shoot infrared (which the N75 can't)
     
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    I wish I could shoot 1600 ISO with my DIGI and get that good of a shot. LOL
     
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    DS - Ah, I get you now!.. Using -2EV will work just fine, give it a go :). I don't think you can shoot IR with the F80 (N80) or it may just be the F80s/F80d that you can't shoot IR with due to the camera using IR for the film advance and such, I don't remember exactly - You would probably be better paying the extra for an F100, brilliant little cameras.

    Sach - Me too! The D80 & D200 were hopeless above 400 (800 at a push).. just wish I could shell out on a new D700 or something.. such as life.

    Long live film!
     
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    I'm the process of getting a d3 soon..... d80 will be a back up...I would love a d3x but its a lot of money. I have consider "dare I say" switching to canon... I d5 II is about the same as a d3x but half the price... we shall see...we shall see. Though if I switch to canon I will have to buy an additional camera for a backup there...
     
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    From what I've found through research, the N75 uses an IR sensor to count notches in the film, the N80 however, uses an actual "tab" to count the notches.
     

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