Epson V600 Scanner.

I had someone ask me today how I like the Epson V600 scanner.  A few more of you have asked the same question since my last set of images were posted, so I thought I’d resurrect this previous discussion:

https://prosophos.com/2014/02/07/epson-v700-vs-plustek-120/

The same observations for the Epson V700 hold true for the V600, except that:

  1. The V600 film holder can handle 3 frames of a 6×7 negative, just like the Plustek 120.
  2. The V600 is smaller than the V700.
  3. The V600 costs much less than either scanner.

All in all, I am pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone scanning medium format film. For 35mm film, I use the Plustek 8200.  Both of these scanners can be purchased for less money than the Epson V800, which is the current equivalent to the now discontinued V700.

The Plustek 120 is also no longer available, but a next generation model is anticipated.

—Peter. 

 

Close to home (1 – 5).

Test Roll for the Mamiya 43mm lens.

(Also testing the Epson V600 scanner… thanks to Mark from IfTimeStoodStill for the recommendation).

—Peter.

↑Mamiya 7II + Mamiya 43mm + Kodak Tri-X 400.

Toronto – 2019/09/27.

Image 7, same roll.

—Peter.

Leica M3, Voigtländer 21mm f/4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

 

Toronto – 2019/09/27.

Image 6, same roll.

—Peter.

Leica M3, Voigtländer 21mm f/4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Toronto – 2019/09/27.

Image 5, same roll.

—Peter.

Leica M3, Voigtländer 21mm f/4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Toronto – 2019/09/27.

Image 4, same roll.

—Peter.

Leica M3, Voigtländer 21mm f/4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Toronto – 2019/09/27.

Image 3, same roll.

—Peter.

Leica M3, Voigtländer 21mm f/4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Toronto – 2019/09/27.

Image 2, same roll.

—Peter.

Leica M3, Voigtländer 21mm f/4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Toronto – 2019/09/27.

Leica M3, Voigtländer 21mm f/4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Mamiya 7II + 80mm – Test (Roll 0).

10 images on a roll, I’m posting 7 (the others were duplicates).

Looks like everything is working as it should.

Haven’t used this film before (Kodak Ektar 100), but it was the only 120 colour film that was in stock locally.

—Peter.

↑Mamiya 7II + Mamiya 80mm + Kodak Ektar 100.

A little story about baseball (exhibition pre-2020 game).

The days are already much shorter here, so most of the game was played in the dark with the field lights on.  I had to crank up the ISO to 8000 (and beyond) but most of the grain you see here was added during post-processing.

—Peter.

 

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

 

Happy 10th Birthday, Leica M9.

Yes the M9 was introduced 10 years ago today, on 9/9/9.

It is the last of the great CCD cameras, and in its wake lies a mountain of corroded sensors.

Come on Leica, make another CCD-based M camera.

Dare to be different again.

—Peter.

Cool.

September 2019, Toronto.

—Peter.

Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Boy, 2.

Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Boy.

Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

The Haircut (1 & 2).

Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Jay (1943 – 2019).

The world lost a good guy today.

When we were walking outside in July, to find a spot for me to take this portrait, Jay saw some flowers by the sidewalk and remarked:

“I don’t know whether I will be above or below the flowers in August…”.

Well, you made it until today, Jay.

But that’s not nearly long enough for the rest of us.

Rest In Peace.

—Peter.

↑ Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Cyclists.

Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.