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vor 10 Minuten schrieb Sparkassenkunde:

As you have probably noticed, I like to experiment with different cameras, emulsions and photographic themes. When I stumbled upon a thread in the german part of this forum about a service provided by silbersalz35.com I had to try this myself - and be it only to see if the grumpy old white men in the german part of LUF are right in complaining about another player in the market who tries to sell old films in new canisters. So I made my order and got 2 rolls of Silbersalz35 in 50D and 2 rolls in 250D. The offered emulsion is nothing better or worse than KodakVision cinefilm and Silbersalz is offering the development in ECN2 developer and provides the full scanning service in RAW, TIFF and JPG format. Altogether I paid almost 60 € for the films including development, scanning in the three formats and return of the negatives. If you don't need your negatives back, you save 15 €. SIlbersalz offers only packs of 4 films including the before mentioned service.

Yesterday I got the link to the dropbox files to my pictures. The whole development & scanning service took them about 3 weeks, but I now got digital data of more than 40 GB. The jpg files come in 5900x3850 and have around 20 MB, the tiff and raw files weigh around 140-160 MB each. 

All in all I quite like the overall appearance of my pictures, they have a certain look and feel, definitely showing a true analog origin. As with other cinefilm emulsions, the results are not perfect, though and I let them check for some annoying streaks in my pictures that definitely are no result of my cameras. 

Sorry for the long read, here comes a first impression:

Ricoh GR 1 - Silbersalz35 250D

As i first read "Silbersalz" i thought about thick layer b&w films. Now i know it better 😉 
Thats interesting. I have some questions. Does all scans have this yellow tint? Does the negatives have the same orange mask than C-41 film and did you ever make RA4 prints of this Negativs and how compare they to the scans?
thank you…

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Thank you for your interest! Although I don't have finished the import of all the files into Lightroom by now, I can say that the pictures so far all have a distinctly warmer white balance. As I don't have my negatives back, I can't say anything about the orange mask, I also didn't have the opportunity to order direct prints from them. As soon as I hold the negatives in my hand I will try to give you more information!

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Thank you! And then you can compare the negs to the scans if there are some streaks in the films too.

What of course will be a sign of not optimised conditions in the developing process…

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4 hours ago, Sparkassenkunde said:

As you have probably noticed, I like to experiment with different cameras, emulsions and photographic themes. When I stumbled upon a thread in the german part of this forum about a service provided by silbersalz35.com I had to try this myself - and be it only to see if the grumpy old white men in the german part of LUF are right in complaining about another player in the market who tries to sell old films in new canisters. So I made my order and got 2 rolls of Silbersalz35 in 50D and 2 rolls in 250D. The offered emulsion is nothing better or worse than KodakVision cinefilm and Silbersalz is offering the development in ECN2 developer and provides the full scanning service in RAW, TIFF and JPG format. Altogether I paid almost 60 € for the films including development, scanning in the three formats and return of the negatives. If you don't need your negatives back, you save 15 €. SIlbersalz offers only packs of 4 films including the before mentioned service.

Yesterday I got the link to the dropbox files to my pictures. The whole development & scanning service took them about 3 weeks, but I now got digital data of more than 40 GB. The jpg files come in 5900x3850 and have around 20 MB, the tiff and raw files weigh around 140-160 MB each. 

All in all I quite like the overall appearance of my pictures, they have a certain look and feel, definitely showing a true analog origin. As with other cinefilm emulsions, the results are not perfect, though and I let them check for some annoying streaks in my pictures that definitely are no result of my cameras. 

Sorry for the long read, here comes a first impression:

Ricoh GR 1 - Silbersalz35 250D

James, thank you for sharing this information. Not only do the pictures have a very attractive and, as you say, truly and exclusively analog quality, your photographs with it are superb - especially this one which would look amazing enlarged to a high degree so that that beautiful grain is front and center.

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15 hours ago, Kl@usW. said:

A very complex storyboard you are suggesting--but absolutely adequate. I'm impressed.  I´wonder-again 😊-what script Kafka himself would have made, the avid movie goer he was ( "Im Kino gewesen. Geweint"--was at the movies. wept. )  I´ll try to smuggle Die Verwandlung into my holiday suitcase, just to refresh the memory. Did you read :  Kafka goes to the movies by Hanns Zischler ? it seems to be a classic in it´s genre--have to order a german copy, there seems to be a new edition-it comes with a DVD containing the films K. saw... 

 

Yes, I have Zischler's well-researched and enlightening study. Remarkable that it's an area so ignored, but only someone with an acting background would give it due attention. The section on Panorama is particularly interesting, too. Naxos has a notable recording of The Metamorphosis to add to the mix.

Cheers,
Rog

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13 minutes ago, Sparkassenkunde said:

Awesome colors and sharpness! 

Thanks! It's a pretty special lens this. The last in a line of "pre-Ai" Nikkor 200mm lenses, it shares the same optics as the later Ai lenses. It gives very saturated colours and i made no adjustments on this scan.

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This is such a wonderful photograph. Focus naturally goes to the child because, well, it always does but look at his father. That look says it all.

11 hours ago, Wayne said:

Grandson. Discovering wonder of flowers for first time.

Goerz Minicord (16mm TLR) ORWO UN54

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