A Few Random Shots from the 645N

So I scanned and processed a couple more colour shots from the 645N. One of the reasons I haven’t uploaded more shots from it is that I’m having some difficulty with my film scanner. The OEM negative/slide holders from Epson do not do enough to hold the slides flat in the holder, and as such they have a tendency to curve (especially the colour ones, because I send them away for processing and they get sent back rolled up on a little cardboard tube). As a result of the curvature I don’t seem to be getting scans as sharp as I would’ve expected. It doesn’t seem to effect the black and white films that I process myself that don’t have any curvature, so the best guess is that that’s what’s causing the problem.

After doing a bit of research I’ve located a supplier in the US that manufactures and sells custom holders for my scanner. They’re pretty expensive, but they are specifically designed to counter the film curvature problem, so once I’ve got a bit of cash I’ll definitely be ordering some.

For now though, I just have to make do with the holders I’ve got, and pick out the images that get affected the smallest amount.

We went to visit my family a few weeks after they'd moved in to their new place in Surat, where dad's just got a job with the local council. It had been ages since dad and I had gone fishing, so we thought we'd try our luck in the Balonne River just near town. We didn't catch anything except for a solitary redclaw crayfish, but that's not really the point is it?

We went to visit my family a few weeks after they’d moved in to their new place in Surat, where dad’s just got a job with the local council. It had been ages since dad and I had gone fishing, so we thought we’d try our luck in the Balonne River just near town. We didn’t catch anything except for a solitary redclaw crayfish, but that’s not really the point is it?

As I'm still getting to be familiar with my 645N, I was shooting some frames around the yard at my parents new place. They have over 20 different hibsicus plants around their yard, mostly of different varieties, including ones I've never seen before. Unforunately, very few of them were in the sun, so this was pretty much the only one I could shoot.

As I’m still getting to be familiar with my 645N, I was shooting some frames around the yard at my parents new place. They have over 20 different hibsicus plants around their yard, mostly of different varieties, including ones I’ve never seen before. Unforunately, very few of them were in the sun, so this was pretty much the only one I could shoot.

This is my parents' lazy-ass dog, Pete.

This is my parents’ lazy-ass dog, Pete.

All shots on Fujichrome Provia 100F and 645N, first shot through Pentax-FA 45mm 1:2.8, rest through Pentax-FA 75mm 1:2.8.

More to come once I work out the scanning thing.

Shannon Walters

An amateur photographer who also spends time making chainmaille and doing too many other things to mention.

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