The Difference

Well, the ‘ole V600 died yesterday.

I though about picking up another one, but after much hand-wringing, decided to spring for a V800 instead.

This is the best I could produce with either scanner.  Same treatment in scanning, conversion (NLP) and post-processing.

Worth the extra?

The Fun new Problem

See those red marks?  (Of course you do–they’re dang hard to miss).

Look closer–

What do they look like?

Like tiny bolts of lightning, actually.

Believe-it-or-not, they are discharges of static electricity on the film.

This is what happens when you shoot high speed films like Cinestill 800 in dry climates like Alberta.  It typically occurs when one winds the film too quickly.  (And, incidentally, part of the reason why most cinema films have Remjet backing on them, as they move at 30-60 fps through the motion picture camera).

Yay.

Intently

One of the last few shots I took on the Pentax 6×7…Don’t ask me why I sold it, I don’t know.

Pitch black in the room aside from the light coming from the iPhone.  Portra 400 pushed to 800.

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I don’t know exactly what it is, but there is something about this image that just slays me.

(Yes, Karim, it is grainy, and one eye is out-of-focus…but that’s how we roll here).