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Old 09-07-2016   #241
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The bullet train made its debut in Hokkaido on 26th March 2016. So far there are just two stations in southern Hokkaido, but eventually the track will reach all the way to Sapporo. This is at Shin-Hakodate Hokuto Station, which is the end of the line for now. The Series H5 (H for Hokkaido) bullet trains look amazing in the flesh.



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Old 09-08-2016   #242
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Thanks Jin! I'm still working through my stash of Neopan 400 acquired just before it was discontinued about two years ago. Should last me a while yet.
I see... I liked this film but didn't use it much. Now it's long gone in China.
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Excellent. Is that Neopan 400 again?
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Thanks Peter! Yes, the three photos above were shot on Neopan 400. I mostly shoot Neopan 400 (at least until my stash runs out) but not always. Here's a few recent photos taken on Bergger 400 film with my W-Nikkor and MP combo. As you can see, it turns out a bit grainier than Neopan 400 when developed in Super Prodol.






I know I know, street shots don't come any more clichéd than a shot of someone wearing striped clothing with a pedestrian crossing in the background, but I took it anyway
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I know I know, street shots don't come any more clichéd than a shot of someone wearing striped clothing with a pedestrian crossing in the background, but I took it anyway
It is mandatory to take cliche shots when they present themselves otherwise they are in danger of loosing cliche status
I too have enjoyed these and have regrettably shot all my 400 stock.
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Jon, really like the shot of the little girl in the kimono. Nicely seen! The expressions of the two fellas in the third are good too, though I'll confess I think it would be better without the ubiquitous V-sign. I suspect the v-sign is a result of the Nikkor itself -- a newly identified optical aberration. I think you should sell it off cheap (to me) since it's clearly compromised and affecting your images!
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It is mandatory to take cliche shots when they present themselves otherwise they are in danger of loosing cliche status
I too have enjoyed these and have regrettably shot all my 400 stock.
Ahhhh so I was only doing my bit to prevent cliche shots loosing their cliche status?! I fee much better now after reading that

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Jon, really like the shot of the little girl in the kimono. Nicely seen! The expressions of the two fellas in the third are good too, though I'll confess I think it would be better without the ubiquitous V-sign. I suspect the v-sign is a result of the Nikkor itself -- a newly identified optical aberration. I think you should sell it off cheap (to me) since it's clearly compromised and affecting your images!
Thanks Kevin, I like V signs so my Nikkor is just fine with such aberrations! Ok ok, actually I don't, but I'll say anything to keep my lens

Here's a couple of shoot the shooter shots! The first on Neopan 400 and the second on Bergger 400.


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Found a roll of Konica Pan 100 film in a box of old stuff while cleaning the apartment. Probably 15 years old or so and stored on the veranda, so I didn't expect much. Developed in D-76 along with a roll of Tri-X. Was surprised to get some good shots out of it!

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That's a lovely photo, Peter! And the film was 15 years old and stored on a veranda??? In that case, I have nothing to worry about re my stash of expired Neopan 400 stored in the fridge. It expired in December 2015, but I guess it should be good for quite a while yet

Here's a few more pics, this time taken on JCH Streetpan 400.


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Nice shots, Jon. I'm purely guessing at the age of the Konica Pan, but the other stuff in the box was from the early 2000s. It was in its plastic canister, but the film box was gone - so no expiration date. Considering we have a south-facing veranda that sees both burning hot and bitter cold temps, I wasn't expecting anything, really.
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I'm still hoping I encounter one of these someday for a reasonable price. Ever since using the Hexar AF (and subsequently learning the lens on that camera was based on the this Nikkor design) I've wanted to get my hands on one. With the prices being what they are for an LTM copy it almost makes more sense to get an SP and an S-Mount version .

I really enjoy my 35 Summicron ASPH but this lens is just absolutely special.
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Or save even more $ and get an S3 instead! An S3 body + the Nikkor will be more affordable than any LTM version of this lens you might find. Well, not the reissue S3, but a vintage one.
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I am not so sure about that any longer. There used to be many really nice S mount copies for sale regularly in the sub 1000 USD range.

Now a few years later, as I became more interested in the Nikon S mount the only ones in that range I find for sale have severe issues - even the original lens hoods are offered at insane prices on the auction site.

It looks like a nice clean LTM copy nowadays is cheaper than finding a similar condition S mount copy and a clean Nikon SP or even S3.

The optics though are identical and I find the LTM version a bit more practical with it's double helicoid design and conventional controls (albeit reverse aperture dial logic from what one is accustomed to from Leitz lenses).

Optically they are all great (and that includes the Hexar AF and UC-Hex lenses).
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Geiko in Gion, Kyoto


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Restaurant fronts in Gion, Kyoto


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Jon, could you please say hi to my girlfriend at Omen?
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Jon, could you please say hi to my girlfriend at Omen?

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Mike, all taken care of. I did that on my first night in Kyoto
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Mike, all taken care of. I did that on my first night in Kyoto
Good man, Jon, and good photos!
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Good man, Jon, and good photos!
Cheers, Mike

Here's a few more photos with my favourite lens. This time snapped in Yokohama.


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My those are sharp, Jon! What B&W film are you using?
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My those are sharp, Jon! What B&W film are you using?
For these shots, instead of real B&W film I cheated and used Fujifilm Superia 400 X-TRA and converted to B&W But I'm guessing the wink smiley means you know that already
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It looks like a nice clean LTM copy nowadays is cheaper than finding a similar condition S mount copy and a clean Nikon SP or even S3.
KEH has listed two examples of the S mount version for around $650 on the big auction site and both look very clean. You won't get any LTM copy for that price.
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A few more from Kyoto.


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great samples Jon, love that last one! You're probably pushing the price of the LTM version up with these photos
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Venezia, late October 2016, Nikon S3 and W-Nikkor-C 35/1.8, both from the 1950s.





On T-Max 100.
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Very nice pictures, Nicolas! It is about time that I put my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 back to work.

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Those Look GREAT, Fantastic !
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Very nice pictures, Nicolas! It is about time that I put my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 back to work.
+1 to both comments!
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great samples Jon, love that last one! You're probably pushing the price of the LTM version up with these photos
Thanks Lynn. I should have stocked up on lenses first

Here's another shot similar to that last one above, taken the same night in Gion, Kyoto.


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And a shot of one of the main streets in Gion

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Just seen this if it's of interest to anyone. I've no connection with the seller other than being a very satisfied customer in the past.

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Venezia, late October 2016, Nikon S3 and W-Nikkor-C 35/1.8, both from the 1950s.















On T-Max 100.
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Fantastic pictures, Nicolas! They are all superb.

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Thank you very much Erik, Helen and Jon. But - when you're in such a place with so many beautiful things around, this is not that difficult afterall. Also, I had been there some decades ago already at the same season so I was prepared to what to look for, sort of.

A few more photos of my last trip to Venice in late October 2016 with my classic W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/1.8 on my classic Nikon S3.






















Again, on T-Max 100 routinely developed in D76 1+1.

For some other series I also used my Nikkor-S-C 50mm f/1.4 and a Rollei 35 as a very useful backup loaded with Tri-X. I may open a thread in the "Travel" subforum when I have some time to do it.
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Again, super nice pictures, Nicolas, they're all great. (Would be difficult to choose a favorite.)

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This is a beautiful series Nicolas! The most striking to me as of their beauty are the two children on the stair, the young couple with long shadows and the stair and fountain in the courtyard.

Beautiful series!
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