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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Yes, the weather hereabouts is fickle Simon . That is a good walk though!

All this talk about Velvia is making me wonder if I should sell my Mamiya 6 ...
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

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All this talk about Velvia is making me wonder if I should sell my Mamiya 6 ...
Don't do it! It's good to return to reality one in a while!
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Ah 645. The "four thirds" of the medium format world!

And there was nothing better than taking a wet 120 roll (E6 tranny) out of the developing tank and holding it up to the light, dripping, to see all that colour!

Are E6 chemical still available?
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Ah 645. The "four thirds" of the medium format world!

And there was nothing better than taking a wet 120 roll (E6 tranny) out of the developing tank and holding it up to the light, dripping, to see all that colour!

Are E6 chemical still available?
Oh yes, it's quite a flourishing market.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Drool. Though it's probably better to get it done. And scanned too if possible.
If only the ETRS had Wifi.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

For less than the cost of 5 film scans I bought an Epson V500, which produced the above result. I hope to get better with practice.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Interesting. I calculated 6400dpi x 645 = 184 Megapixels

Oops. divide by 4 (RGGB) = 46 Mp. Maybe?
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Wonder what the price of a sheet of 5x4 plus processing is these days. It wasn't cheap 20 years ago.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Nice picture, but I agree about exposure.

I know it is a hassle, but I bought a Lee ND grad set for use with my Mamiya 645, and they work a treat with Velvia, and with digital as it happens.

Unfortunately our eyes have a much wider dynamic range than any film, and the sky is often a few stops brighter than everything else in view. There is a ND grad filter in Photoshop, but it is no good if the sky is already burnt out. A 0.6 ND grad filter makes a huge difference, and helps keep everything properly exposed.

Regarding chemistry, Morco still sell Tetenal E6 Processing Kits but they cost 65 for a 5 litre kit, and storage qualities are not too good once opened, so you would need to be processing a lot of film to make it worthwhile.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Looking at the contact print I had made when I had the film developed, the exposure seems spot on. I think any over-exposure is down to my scanning and pp errors.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

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All this talk about Velvia is making me wonder if I should sell my Mamiya 6 ...
Tempted to ask how much you would want for the Mamiya, but I really must resist the temptation to buy any more gear...for the moment.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

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And while everyone else is excited about ordering the E-M1, I'm excited about the 150mm I just bought for my Hasselblad for 117!
What a bargain!
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

150mm is good for BIF.
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150mm is good for BIF.
Well, those birds are certainly chilling out after a long flight!
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

Well, I'm an E-M5 user. To us BIF means bird in freezer!
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