The Orange Door

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  1. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I went out the other day to test my new 45mm wide angle lens for my Mamiya 645. Since I enjoy shooting doors and windows, I shot this very colorful one. Mamiya 645E tripod mounted, 45mm f2.8 lens, f8, 1/30 sec, 120 Fuji Provia 100 film, scanned at 1600 dpi. I was about six feet from the door. The lens appears to be working just fine.

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    by now you probably know that i love doors of all kinds ;)

    nice shot. very colourful.

    yes, on MF 45mm is already wide angle ... *sigh* I always regret not to have an MF camera
     
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    Thanks, Alex. On a 6X7, 45mm is a super wide. But on my 645 it is about the equivalent of a 28mm lens on a 35mm camera. The Mamiya lenses are excellent.

    The prices of medium format cameras are amazingly low at present. Why not pick up a little system and enjoy it? I bought my system with three lenses for about the price of an average zoom lens for a DSLR. Really, they are very cheap at the moment.
     
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    Yes, i realised the drop in price! But I don't have a film scanner for MF, that is a bit sad then when I cannot use my results also electronically.

    but I did consider buying a MF system already, maybe I'll do it some day :)
     
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    Bad excuse. AS you can see, I shared my results electronically. I use an inexpensive flatbed photo scanner - an Epson 2450. The new model costs less than $200. Mine scans up to 4800 dpi but the files are simply too large.
     
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    and I bought one that does up to 5x7 for 80 bucks including shipping after the mail in rebate... I just love the darn little thing and its brand new

    For eighty bucks you can hardly get 5 rolls of film scanned now. It scans to 4800 but i think that last jump is innerpolated. Even at 2400 a 2x3 neg is huge.

    Oh yeah i love the door got a really nice balance to it. Color and compostion wise.
     
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    There you go. I think mine was around $150 brand new a few years ago. It will scan 4X5 at a maximum. It would crop 5X7. Since I have no film larger than that, it's fine for me. $80 is a great deal for sure. Scanning film is easy and inexpensive. No excuse, Alex.
     

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