Despite the fact that lately I am shooting much more digital than film, there is always a special place for the Plaubel Makina 67. A wonderful travel camera which I always enjoy using. This time I shot a roll of Kodak Ektar 100.
Ektar was always difficult for me to scan correctly (in terms of color), but with my Epson V500 and Epson Scan software, I am starting to get better results. I was shooting under cloudy conditions, not something I usually do with Ektar (at least without using a warm filter), but still managed to get pretty good results. One thing I also like, is the results I get from converting Ektar to black and white with the Silver Efex Pro software.
Shooting the Plaubel wide open at f/2.8 is something I really like. The Nikkor 80mm has a very smooth look wide open, and it should be an ideal lens for portraits (which I rare do).And of course you get the look of medium format (shooting a 80mm at 40mm lens equivalent distance has a look of it’s own).
Every time I think of abandoning film, the images from the Plaubel remind me that I am wrong !!
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