Nov 5, 2012

First 'Keeper' with Pentax 645 Film Camera


A few months back i bought a load of film equipment from a gentleman here in town. Included with the bundle was a Pentax 645 medium format film camera. The negatives from this camera are approximately 2.6 times larger than 35mm film which provides much greater detail and the ability to print much larger.

A couple of weeks ago i sent the film away to be developed. This morning my film was delivered back to me.
Unfortunately, i screwed up and loaded the film improperly on 4 of the 6 rolls i shot.


Thankfully i do have two rolls that are good that i'm now in the process of scanning.

Here is the first 'keeper' as such that i've pulled from the negatives.  The final scanned file was approximate 31 MP or 6645 X 4810 pixels. And i'm sure if i wasn't using a $150 scanner i could probably get much better resolution as i'm certain there is much more detail hiding in the negative.

FYI...every photo cost about $1 to purchase the film and have it processed. That price does not include a print of any size.

What do you think of the image?

Do you think it is worth the expense to shoot film?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!
A few months back i bought a load of film equipment from a gentleman here in town.  Included with the bundle was a Pentax 645 medium format film camera.  The negatives from this camera are approximately 2.6 times larger than 35mm film which provides much greater detail and the ability to print much larger.

A couple of weeks ago i sent the film away to be developed.  This morning my film was delivered back to me.
Unfortunately, i screwed up and loaded the film improperly on 4 of the 6 rolls i shot.  

Thankfully i do have two rolls that are good that i'm now in the process of scanning.  

Here is the first 'keeper' as such that i've pulled from the negatives.  This is taken with Kodak Ektar film.  If i remember right the techs were either 8 or 16 seconds at f22.  ISO 100.  The final scanned file was approximate 31 MP or 6645 X 4810 pixels.  And i'm sure if i wasn't using a $150 scanner i could probably get much better resolution as i'm certain there is much more detail hiding in the negative.

FYI...every photo cost about $1 to purchase the film and have it processed.  That price does not include a print of any size.

What do you think of the image?

Do you think it is worth the expense to shoot film?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!

Corner Brook Stream Tributary under Fall Color.
Pentax 645.  75mm Kodak Ektar film.  8 or 16 seconds at f22. ISO 100.

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