I often find in situations like you describe that a simple piece of paper (most
hotels offer a complimentary pad of stationary for their guests) or similar can
do wonders as a low-tech bounce to help lighten up dark areas.
Just a friendly thought. Is that your daughter in the picture?
Yes, it appears that VueScan did indeed do it’s work. I really like that
On 17 May 2015, at 20:56, Cmfreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think your opinión is very reasonable from a technical point of
view, however it was not a studio shot, it was a snapshot. I had no flash and
I had no means to reflect the light on the face. My wife and me were
preparing our suitcases in the hotel room after a lunch with my oldest
daughter, when she came to the room for a few minutes before the farewell.
The Lumix was charging the battery and I used the 35S for a snapshot, the
only place with natural light to shoot camera hand-held was the room's small
and narrow balcony, I could only shoot from a little angle in the room. I had
no options considering the conditions.
I'm glad you can't see the white dots in the image, it means VueScan did its
De: Thor Legvold
Enviado el: 17/05/2015 13:58
Asunto: [rollei_list] Re: Rollei 35 Sonnar for portraits
It looks like a bounce to lighten the models face would have helped balance
it against the white buildings & sky background. It’s always hard to shoot
situations like that. The composition could be better too, by moving the
model a bit in the frame or choosing a slightly different angle.
I can’t say I can see the grain or white dots.
On 17 May 2015, at 14:16, CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think I was lucky taking portraits with the Rollei 35 (35S for this
case), they are in focus or, at least, close to the best focus. This one
was the last frame in the roll and perhaps it's the reason it looks
severely mistreated, it's grainer than the rest of the frames and it's
plenty of white dots, I believed I couldn't save it but VueScan infrared
cleaning and grain reduction helped for the purpose; the print from the lab
does not show the neg damage, the machine underexposed and narrowed the
levels for the main subject very much hiding the problems, but I don't like
the print made in the lab for this image (it was taken at f4):
Another nocturnal view with the Lumix LX7 Leica zoom:
2015-05-15 6:25 GMT-03:00 CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>:
Rollei 35S Sonnar 2,8/40
Lumix LX7 Leica zoom 1.4/24-90mm (35mm equivalent)
2015-05-10 10:40 GMT-03:00 CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>:
Rollei 35S Sonnar 2,8/40
Lumix LX7 Leica zoom 1,4/24-90mm (35mm equivalent)
2015-05-08 10:27 GMT-03:00 CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>:
Last week end I visited Buenos Aires city, our Federal Capital. My stories
book "Rotación de vientos" (Winds rotation) was selected -among 9 books
from other writers- to represent my province (Misiones) at the Buenos Aires
International Book Fair, the biggest Book fair for the Spanish language and
one of the biggest in the world; each argentinean province/state had a
dedicated day to introduce its 2014 literary production through the
selected books and their authors.
I carried a Rollei 35S film camera and a Lumix LX7 digital camera, both
excellent instruments for my brief trip purposes. You feel very similar
the cameras in your hands; the Rollei 35S is more pocketable than the LX7;
the later is very good for nocturnal shots or low- light conditions shots
when you travel without tripod, thanks to its f1.4 Leica zoom and
anti-shake feature (it helps really, but it does not replace a good tripod):
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