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A little more Belair

last set of shots for now

in Film , Wednesday, May 22, 2013

For the few people who have asked, here are a few more Belair 6x12 / Belairgon 114mm shots. Just to summarise what I’ve said before, without very careful technique, and some degree of luck, there is no way you’re going to get the sort of results which justify the use of 120 roll film, at least not from a “straight” point of view. 

Obviously you can’t really see that from these tiny JPGs, but what you can see is good evenness of exposure across the frame, little distortion, and general quite pleasant rendering.

However at 100% camera shake blur is very obvious.

Belair set2 02

Lomography 100 ISO negative film, tripod, CanoScan 9000F at 2400dpi

Belair set2 05

Lomography 100 ISO negative film, tripod, CanoScan 9000F at 2400dpi

Belair set2 08

Lomography 400 ISO negative film, handheld, CanoScan 9000F at 2400dpi

Belair set2 11

Lomography 400 ISO negative film, handheld, CanoScan 9000F at 2400dpi

and finally, a “serious” scan:

Belair morobbia 1 comp

Fuji Velvia 100 ISO slide film, accidentally exposed at 200 ISO, stable, Minolta Dimage Scan MultiPro at 3200dpi

Belair morobbia 1 comp 100

1:1 section (actual pixels at 3200 dpi) of above. Not too bad, really.

So my conclusion remains. It’s not a complete dead loss, the lens seems pretty good, but the body remains the (very) weak point.  Metering / auto exposure is actually pretty good, but focussing is hit and (usually) miss.  There remains a question mark over infinity focus, but with such a shaky platform it is very difficult to tell if the issue is with focus blur or motion blur.

I guess one day I might take it off the shelf and try again.

 

Posted in category "Film" on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM

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