[rollei_list] Re: Rollei 35 Sonnar for portraits

  • From: CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 17:44:07 -0300

Yes Eric, you described the situation, thank you very much.
Carlos

2015-05-17 17:05 GMT-03:00 Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>:

Yes, Carlos, I'm glad you grabbed the shot. It's a minor miracle that
the shot is that much in focus with a 35 that close. I know you did
not have time to think about reflectors, fill, repositioning your
subject... it was a grab shot and worth taking and sharing...


Eric Goldstein

On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM, `Richard Knoppow
<dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't see the effects of the damge either. I agree that the
picture
would have benefited from some fill light but its not always possible
One
problem is simply that the background is so bright. Again can't be helped
since this is a "grab shot" where any attempt to make it better would
lose
it altogether. A lot of modern cameras, including cell phones, have some
sort of automatic fill flash. Doesn't always look natural. I think
Photoshop actually has something that looks like fill flash but at some
point manipulation turns a photograph into something else. I think this
is
a very good picture.

On 5/17/2015 5:16 AM, CarlosMFreaza 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):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17731307865/in/dateposted-public/


Another nocturnal view with the Lumix LX7 Leica zoom:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17543658940/in/dateposted-public/

Carlos



2015-05-15 6:25 GMT-03:00 CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>:

Rollei 35S Sonnar 2,8/40

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17445657309/in/dateposted-public/

Lumix LX7 Leica zoom 1.4/24-90mm (35mm equivalent)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17444349840/in/dateposted-public/

Carlos

2015-05-10 10:40 GMT-03:00 CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>:

Rollei 35S Sonnar 2,8/40

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17485232301/in/dateposted-public/

Lumix LX7 Leica zoom 1,4/24-90mm (35mm equivalent)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17459474796/in/dateposted-public/

Carlos

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 "RotaciĆ³n 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):


Rollei 35S:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17234319288/


Lumix LX7:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/itarfoto/17407831091/


Carlos





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