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    Landscapes on very old film ( Pentax 6x7)

    I was given some 1987 dated Kodak Vericolor III 160 ASA 220 size film -- well I rated it down to 40 ASA and processed in C41 for 30 seconds longer than the usual 3 mins 15 secs. at 100oF and it came out well !! Here are some results from my Pentax 6x7 Mk II and using the 200mm f4 SMC Takumar lens, tripod used .
    Scanned with an old Epson 1650 flatbed, Vuescan Pro ( won free ! ) and PhotoShop 7
    Landscapes on very old film ( Pentax 6x7)
    Weald 1 by pentaxpete, on Flickr
    Landscapes on very old film ( Pentax 6x7)
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    Landscapes on very old film ( Pentax 6x7)
    Weald 3 by pentaxpete, on Flickr
    Landscapes on very old film ( Pentax 6x7)
    Weald 7 by pentaxpete, on Flickr

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    Re: Landscapes on very old film ( Pentax 6x7)

    Peter,

    I like 1 & 2. Was the light as soft as it looks or is it an effect of the old film? Did you scan the negatives or the prints? I have some very old Ektachrome somewhere I must dig it out and try it out in my XPAN.

    Graham

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    Re: Landscapes on very old film ( Pentax 6x7)

    Graham : I scanned the NEGATIVES -- with the Epson 1650 I have to use a 'home-made' cardboard holder as it was really designed for 35mm only - BUT with the Vuescan I won it works with medium formats -- if you have some old Ektachrome maybe you should not give it too much extra exposure as I find with outdated SLIDE films all that happens is that the Fogging with age translates into a lower 'D-Max' .. Regarding the 'light' well, Vericolor was designed to wedding works so is lower in contrast then usual 'Landscape'films and handles it well.

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