The digital erzatz medium format or clouds over Dunedin.

These were taken last week using a D800 and a combination of a Voightlander wide angle lens and Nikkor f1.8 50 mm lens. The sensor on this is, of course, FX but it functions with almost as much sharpness as you will get from a scanned medium format picture — in the same way that an ASP-C or four thirds sensor mimicks 35 mm film.

Duder’s beach, analog, East Auckland.

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To help those who do not know, Duder’s Beach is one of those few places in East Auckland that is fairly deserted even in summer.

Photos were developed by Film Soup. The files you are seeing are extracted from a contact sheet scan. Voightlander Bessa, Ukrainian lens (from the Arsenal, Keiv)


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Film Soup and Melbourne.

I got Reatha from Film Soup to batch scan the film I shot at Melbourne. I am now scanning them to see what I want scanned at a higher rate and with more care: saving the sheets.

All taken with a Voightlander Bessa R and 50mm Russian lens. Film is obvious from the scans.

Kaka Point (Waitangi Day)

Now, if you wish, this is the contest of two mini systems: we have two shots from a Nikon 1 with an 18 mm prime — which works out as normal (50 mm FX), and two shots from the Ricoh GXR with the 18.5 mm A12 module (which I think is about 28 mm FX). I had both in the back of the car, and used them for different things. One of the Nikon photos has been monochromed.

Same day, taken within a half hour of each other… and completely different. All files processed in Darktable — and all cropped to the same size. Anyone who thinks sensors do not affect Image quality needs to note this… and that if you push and monochrome you can get good files out of even very small sensores.