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Strolling at night with Ektar 100

Discussion in 'Stroll Photography' started by KillRamsey, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Scored a cheap tripod off craigslist, took out an old Minolta XD-11 that has no functional meter. I used my X100 as a meter for it - I'd fix the ISO and aperture to match the Minolta, then either meter for the time, or trial expose until I found the right time, then use a cable release on the minolta and time it with my watch up to my ear.

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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    so how long were the exposures?

    excellent results btw & the sort of method I'd have to use (if I had a camera that could do long exposure readings - max 4 secs)
     
  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    They ranged from 3 seconds to 13. Most of them were in the 4-6 second range, inlcuding those above. Also that's 4 or 5 seconds at ISO100, and never at f2.8 - usually in the middle, like 5.6. So with an ISO of 400 and an aperture of 2.8, that exposure time could've been more like 1/4 second. But the ISO100 film has nicer grain and detail, and the old Rokkor lenses are noticeably sharper when not wide open, so I ran them long.
     
  4. TCSJordan

    TCSJordan SC Regular

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    Oct 22, 2011
    I love the look of Ektar, and it enlarges beautifully!
     
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I do too - it's my favorite so far, and somehow is cheaper than a lot of mediocre color films.
     
  6. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Amazing color!
     
  7. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
    Good shots! I have Ektar in my M2, looking forward to shoot it.
     
  8. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Unless you're after a specific effect, after a minimum amount of light (time) the more time you add the different the effect, not necessary better or worse, just different.

    Gary
     
  9. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Love #2! :cool:
     
  10. Looking good, enjoy the second one best.