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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Scottboarding
My recommendation would be a Plustek 8200i and...

My recommendation would be a Plustek 8200i and purchasing Vuescan with it. I own the 8100 which is the same scanner just without the infrared scanner (which I miss dearly for color) and I never cared...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,174
Posted By Scottboarding
Exactly. Did he read into the lens in the...

Exactly. Did he read into the lens in the slightest? That's the main headline of the lens description on every site I've seen it on.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,370
Posted By Scottboarding
I've bought a fair amount of stuff from Japan...

I've bought a fair amount of stuff from Japan with no issues, but I have definitely learned to ignore the titles. My first issue is: how am I expected to know the different of Excellent+++++++ with...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By Scottboarding
I owened the Canon 50mm f1.8 LTM when I first...

I owened the Canon 50mm f1.8 LTM when I first bought my Canon P. It was great; small and lightweight, the f1.8 was almost never necessary. My copy had some pretty bad coating damage, so when I went...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Scottboarding
A lot of this is far beyond my knowledge, but I...

A lot of this is far beyond my knowledge, but I can partly answer question 1. I don't use a flatbed scanner, but on my Plustek 8100 the crop does not effect exposure or anything with a linear raw...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 10,605
Posted By Scottboarding
Version 1.3 is coming soon! It looks like it'll...

Version 1.3 is coming soon! It looks like it'll be drastically better for film scanners which will be great because I had some really weird results on some of my recent Portra 160 images.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,120
Posted By Scottboarding
Nate is still working on the different scanner...

Nate is still working on the different scanner profiles, but here's all of the ones currently available:...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,120
Posted By Scottboarding
I love my Plustek 8100. It's the same scanner as...

I love my Plustek 8100. It's the same scanner as the 8200i, just without the infrared cleaning (which doesn't work on BW). Vuescan is fantastic, and there's a scanner profile for it for Negative Lab...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,274
Posted By Scottboarding
Not spherical is generally what comes to mind :D

Not spherical is generally what comes to mind :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Scottboarding
Try out True Grain 2. It overlays real film grain...

Try out True Grain 2. It overlays real film grain over your image, and does a tone curve and color luminescence adjustments to replicate different black and white films. After you edit it in True...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 8,775
Views: 855,222
Posted By Scottboarding
I bought a Leica M2 off KEH last night. As lame...

I bought a Leica M2 off KEH last night. As lame as it may sound, it was a super surreal moment for me. I've wanted one for years now and I finally was able to buy one! I work part time minimum wage...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,596
Posted By Scottboarding
I just got my AA (Associates in Arts) earlier...

I just got my AA (Associates in Arts) earlier this month so santa got me a mint condition Nikon F3hp as well as a DW-3 waist level finder (not pictured)


...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By Scottboarding
Thank you! $80 seems like a great deal, plus it's...

Thank you! $80 seems like a great deal, plus it's much cheaper than buying an entire new scanner! I bookmarked it and will buy it the same time I buy the Fuji.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By Scottboarding
Thank you all so much, I didn't expect to get...

Thank you all so much, I didn't expect to get this many replies! For now I'll stick with my Epson and look into getting glass holders and see how that goes. Thanks everyone!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-11-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By Scottboarding
Planning on getting my first medium format camera; need help with scanning!

I've finally decided that I'm going to buy a medium format camera (Fuji GW690iii most likely) but I'm not sure how to go about scanning the negatives. I currently have a Plustek 8100 for 35mm and I'm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-07-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Scottboarding
Best Canon RF for 50mm?

I've been shooting with a Canon P (my first rangefinder yay!) and while I like it, I'm not super happy with the viewfinder. My Canon 50mm f1.4 blocks a noticeable part of the 50mm frame line, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2018
Replies: 628
Views: 157,310
Posted By Scottboarding
It's $11.99 for scans with free C-41 developing,...

It's $11.99 for scans with free C-41 developing, which is a fancy way of saying $11.99 for develop and scan.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By Scottboarding
That's one of the biggest thing that bothers me...

That's one of the biggest thing that bothers me about him. Fujifilm is a business and businesses have to make money. If they're losing money on something, or barely profiting off of it, then it's in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2018
Replies: 628
Views: 157,310
Posted By Scottboarding
Yeah I'm pretty upset over the whole thing. I...

Yeah I'm pretty upset over the whole thing. I really want to try Northeast Photographic as their prices are great and they do black and white in house for pretty cheap, but they're currently closed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-01-2018
Replies: 628
Views: 157,310
Posted By Scottboarding
I sent them film in August and it took three...

I sent them film in August and it took three weeks to get my scans back. I requested flat/low contrast scans on the order form, which I did not get; I spoke to customer service before sending the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-24-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scottboarding
I'm extremely happy with my Plustek 8100 and...

I'm extremely happy with my Plustek 8100 and vuescan. Gives very high quality results unlike my old Epson V550 (for 35mm) and I prefer the color I get from it over the old Noritsu scans I was getting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By Scottboarding
Look at the Yelp reviews for Rocky Mountain. The...

Look at the Yelp reviews for Rocky Mountain. The seem to just take your money and never do anything with your film. No customer service or anything. Really sad to read the reviews from people who...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-14-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,605
Posted By Scottboarding
Awesome! I imagine it's fairly difficult to make...

Awesome! I imagine it's fairly difficult to make everything so thank you for all of the hard work!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-14-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,605
Posted By Scottboarding
When you say better scanner calibration, does...

When you say better scanner calibration, does that mean people using film scanners will be able to use the Noritsu and Frontier modes with the same results as scanning with a camera? I really enjoy...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,605
Posted By Scottboarding
Interesting, I had no idea how it worked, just...

Interesting, I had no idea how it worked, just saw that they could be applied to my film scans. I also notice that, despite not having the camera profile, I can choose Noritsu or Frontier and the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,605
Posted By Scottboarding
Bought it and love it! I do have one suggestion...

Bought it and love it! I do have one suggestion though!

In the new Lightrooms you're able to apply what is basically a LUT on any raw file regardless of what camera you use (just as long as it's a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,605
Posted By Scottboarding
Just downloaded the trial and tried it on some...

Just downloaded the trial and tried it on some Portra 400 and Agfa Vista 200. Both scanned raw in Silverfast. I like it a lot! Still not sure if I'm going to buy it, but it is quite nice.

Portra...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Scottboarding
I was just going to post this. I got a 53in and...

I was just going to post this. I got a 53in and use it as a cross body strap on my Canon P. Highly recommend it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 5,459
Views: 483,280
Posted By Scottboarding
Practicing home scanning with a Plustek 8100....

Practicing home scanning with a Plustek 8100.

Portra 400:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1938/44852171511_e3e22ddfb7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bkr6XV)
Portra 400 (12) (https://flic.kr/p/2bkr6XV)...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,978
Posted By Scottboarding
I've used The FIND Lab a lot and they're really...

I've used The FIND Lab a lot and they're really wonderful. $12 for basic scans and they always come out great. Your best bet for all of the information is to choose the Noritsu, low contrast, and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,069
Posted By Scottboarding
The 50mm f1.2 looks ridiculously sharp. Some of...

The 50mm f1.2 looks ridiculously sharp. Some of those portraits seemed like they would be better off with a softer lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Scottboarding
DHL took a week and a half to ship a lens hood...

DHL took a week and a half to ship a lens hood from Las Vegas to my house in Arizona. I have family in Las Vegas and go there a few times a year; the drive is about 5 hours so it's beyond me how it...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,023
Posted By Scottboarding
What I heard was that they patented the term...

What I heard was that they patented the term "snap focus" or something along those lines. Snap Focus is basically just zone focusing which I doubt would be able to patent since it's a technique, not...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,023
Posted By Scottboarding
I wasn't sure how much it typically launched at....

I wasn't sure how much it typically launched at. I bought mine a year and a half ago for $600 which I felt was a great deal. What did the GRii launch at?
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-02-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,023
Posted By Scottboarding
If that's true and it's under $700 I will buy it...

If that's true and it's under $700 I will buy it no question. I'm trying to sell my GRii right now because I can't stand shooting with the LCD and I'm frankly not a fan of the color images that come...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-31-2018
Replies: 628
Views: 157,310
Posted By Scottboarding
I think it's only fair that I update my situation...

I think it's only fair that I update my situation with their response. I sent them a message just to double check that the film wasn't lost or anything. I got a reply very quickly notifying me that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-29-2018
Replies: 628
Views: 157,310
Posted By Scottboarding
Do you remember the turnaround time? I don't want...

Do you remember the turnaround time? I don't want to come off as rude or impatient, I just want to make sure everything's okay.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2018
Replies: 8,775
Views: 855,222
Posted By Scottboarding
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/44307220982_d2...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/44307220982_d2281b0fe7_n.jpg
Voigtlander VCii came in today! I've had the Canon 50mm f1.4 for almost a month now but haven't had time to shoot it sadly but got out...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-29-2018
Replies: 628
Views: 157,310
Posted By Scottboarding
Has anyone used this lately? Two rolls of mine...

Has anyone used this lately? Two rolls of mine arrived 10 business days ago (2 full weeks) and haven't gotten the email with the scans or anything else and I'm starting to get worried.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-29-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,255
Posted By Scottboarding
I used the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 for an entire...

I used the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 for an entire two week trip to Europe. It's a really terrific lens! The Oly 25mm and 17mm f1.8 are really solid too. Those are the only three I own but I'm really...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By Scottboarding
I use the E-M5ii which has the same sensor, and...

I use the E-M5ii which has the same sensor, and while the high iso isn't amazing, it's really not as bad as a lot of people make it out to be. I found the following lightroom settings suggested on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Scottboarding
I sent a two rolls in last week and am awaiting...

I sent a two rolls in last week and am awaiting scans. I requested flat scans for the ability to edit them in post and I'm really excited to get them.
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-15-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 5,355
Posted By Scottboarding
Check out True Grain 2 for when you do have to...

Check out True Grain 2 for when you do have to shoot digital. It's the only way I will shoot digital black and white. It overlays real film grain onto the photo and it looks pretty accurate. I can't...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By Scottboarding
Sorry totally forgot about the second one. It's...

Sorry totally forgot about the second one. It's the pocket light meter that has given me issues. I've compared it to both Sunny 16 as well as my Nikon FM2n light meter (which I find to be very...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By Scottboarding
I use Light Meter Wheel the app and I find it to...

I use Light Meter Wheel the app and I find it to be much better than the light meter app posted above. That one is underexposing 1-2 stops on every reading I've taken. I'm pretty good with Sunny 16...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Scottboarding
That was what I was worried about. Should I be...

That was what I was worried about. Should I be concerned about any other Canon LTM lenses, or is it just this specific lens that has this issue?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Scottboarding
Shooting a lens with coating damage

Hello!


I purchased a Canon LTM 50mm f1.8ii a few months ago that had a haze issue (so I thought) which caused some blooming on B&W and caused color film to be almost unusable. I took it to a repair...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,533
Posted By Scottboarding
Wow!

I just bought this and all I have to say is wow! I've been getting my film developed and scanned (on a Noritsu) by The FIND Lab at $12, however my local lab does develop only for $7. I started...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,317
Posted By Scottboarding
Really nice write-up! I was just looking through...

Really nice write-up! I was just looking through your website and noticed that your review of the Canon P was what originally made me purchase one and join this site, so thank you for that!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,551
Posted By Scottboarding
It has been officially discontinued, sadly....

It has been officially discontinued, sadly. Luckily, it's the same exact film as Fujifilm C200 which as far as I know, is still available (but more expensive).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,602
Posted By Scottboarding
I absolutely love my Pentax SV, except for the...

I absolutely love my Pentax SV, except for the mirror lock-up function. If you partially press the shutter button (similar to DSLRs when you want to focus) the mirror will lock-up and there is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2018
Replies: 5,459
Views: 483,280
Posted By Scottboarding
First color roll (Portra 160) through my Canon P...

First color roll (Portra 160) through my Canon P and Canon LTM 50mm f1.8 II.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/977/41805976221_13e1854e01_z.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/26Gfyet)939830010012...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Scottboarding
The same pattern shows up on multiple cameras all...

The same pattern shows up on multiple cameras all in the same place. Roles through my Canon P, Nikon FM2n, and Olympus XA all have the same line in the same spot. I'm going to contact Plustek and get...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Scottboarding
Weird Line in all Scans

I'm using a Plustek 8100, and I've noticed a line going through top of every (vertical) scan. It's always there, but is most noticeable in the sky as the photos below show. What could be causing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-27-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 68,976
Posted By Scottboarding
Canon P - Canon LTM 50mm f1.8 II - Ilford HP5 - Plustek 8100

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/39932738320_2d7533d233_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23QHHSh)
HP5 (6) (https://flic.kr/p/23QHHSh) by Scott Carr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,578
Posted By Scottboarding
Canon P - Canon LTM 50mm f1.8 II - Ilford HP5 - Plustek 8100

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/39932738320_2d7533d233_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23QHHSh)
HP5 (6) (https://flic.kr/p/23QHHSh) by Scott Carr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2018
Replies: 8,775
Views: 855,222
Posted By Scottboarding
I have the Plustek 8100 which is the same thing...

I have the Plustek 8100 which is the same thing just without the infrared for dust removal. Quick tip: If you can't get your black and white to look good using the software, scan it as a positive,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2018
Replies: 8,775
Views: 855,222
Posted By Scottboarding
Five rolls of Arista EDU Ultra (Fomapan) 400 in...

Five rolls of Arista EDU Ultra (Fomapan) 400 in 35mm. I've never shot this film before so I'm really excited. I paid $3.89 a roll which means it even better for me. If I enjoy it, I think it'll be my...
Forum: Photo Software 03-28-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Scottboarding
They're really nice! They don't have Ektar...

They're really nice! They don't have Ektar pushed; did you mean Portra pushed? That pack is definitely my favorite. The original Portra is really nice too, but it is a lot more subtle than the pushed...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2018
Replies: 2,959
Views: 475,566
Posted By Scottboarding
True Grain 2

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4673/39132596574_96d425b7b0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22C1MAW)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4757/26067518258_6a255b2429_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FHuQZY)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,873
Posted By Scottboarding
I'd go for a Fujifilm X-Pro1 and 35mm f2. I love...

I'd go for a Fujifilm X-Pro1 and 35mm f2. I love my Olympus E-M1, but the Fujis just look so good! I wouldn't want to run a Fuji and Olympus system, but if someone just gave me $1000, I'd just go for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2018
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,578
Posted By Scottboarding
Second roll through my Canon P. Not sure if it's...

Second roll through my Canon P. Not sure if it's my scanner, or whatever chemicals my lab uses, but I'm just not feeling Tri-X pushed to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,040
Posted By Scottboarding
I'm the same way, but about 50mm. The only lens I...

I'm the same way, but about 50mm. The only lens I own for my Canon P is a 50mm. For the longest time on my Nikon FM2n I only used a 50mm, with the 28mm coming out on occasion for something different....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2018
Replies: 5,459
Views: 483,280
Posted By Scottboarding
Skatepark on a Saturday Nikon FM2n -...

Skatepark on a Saturday

Nikon FM2n - Voigtlander 40mm f2 SLii - Portra 160

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/25972801278_29a6e39786_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Fz8oWA)916750010025...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2018
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,578
Posted By Scottboarding
Not actually my most recent roll

It's been over a week now and my local lab still hasn't given me the first roll through my Canon P, so here's the best one from my second most recent roll.

Nikon FM2n - Cosina Voigtlander 40mm f2...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,783
Posted By Scottboarding
I typically go hiking on smaller mountains, and...

I typically go hiking on smaller mountains, and I've found 50mm to be perfect. It's not too wide, but it's also not so tight that you can't fit everything in....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 10,949
Posted By Scottboarding
I'm a huge fan of Kentmere 100. I was looking at...

I'm a huge fan of Kentmere 100. I was looking at cheaper options for black and white films and planned on trying out the 400 speed one, and figured I'd throw in two rolls of the 100 for the heck of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 3,673
Posted By Scottboarding
Mitakon 25mm

I own the Mitakon 25mm f0.95 for M43 and it's really nice! Surprisingly pretty sharp wide open, and bokeh isn't too distracting or wild. Stopped down to f2 is stupid sharp, and I mostly hangout...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 5,459
Views: 483,280
Posted By Scottboarding
Pre Rangefinder

Nikon FM2n - Nikon Ai 50mm f1.4 - Kodak Portra 400 - Developed and scanned by the fine folks at The FIND Lab
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4714/38987139844_83a93bae0a_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2018
Replies: 8,775
Views: 855,222
Posted By Scottboarding
Officially joining the forum!

I've dreamt of a Leica and 50mm Summicron. This isn't it exactly, but it's close enough for me, and is about 10% of the price!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4702/27898123159_81c9cb7e4a_z.jpg...
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