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@Moose22 @etn .....I still have some 20 sheets of V-50 4x5 I'm saving at this point. I have no 120 rolls in V-50.

As far as the Ektachrome E-100 when I first saw it on the light table I thought I was looking at the old Astia 100. Has green/yellow tendency. It seems pretty decent in the shadows to a point. I did not see a bunch of noise after scanning.
As we're all aware each of these does have a color lean toward either V-50 red/magenta, Provia blue/cyan and so far for me E-100 green/yellow.

Not a fan of any of the casts per se but at least after years of using PS if I care to remove the cast or push in a certain direction I'm able to do so to a point. So, it's another learning curve on what was a given in red/magenta is now a tweak in either blue/cyan or green/yellow.

I truly hope Fuji keeps Provia. It's reciprocity factor is excellent.
 
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@Moose22 @etn .....I still have some 20 sheets of V-50 4x5 I'm saving at this point. I have no 120 rolls in V-50.

As far as the Ektachrome E-100 when I first saw it on the light table I thought I was looking at the old Astia 100. Has green/yellow tendency. It seems pretty decent in the shadows to a point. I did not see a bunch of noise after scanning.
As we're all aware each of these does have a color lean toward either V-50 red/magenta, Provia blue/cyan and so far for me E-100 green/yellow.

Not a fan of any of the casts per se but at least after years of using PS if I care to remove the cast or push in a certain direction I'm able to do so to a point. So, it's another learning curve on what was a given in red/magenta is now a tweak in either blue/cyan or green/yellow.

I truly hope Fuji keeps Provia. It's reciprocity factor is excellent.

Thanks. Interesting perspective. Mine goes along those lines too. I only shot a few E100 rolls so far (more to test them than anything else), the colors are indeed very different and to me more artificial than V50. My partner did not like E100 colors at all, which settles the point I guess.

For nature, landscapes, cityscapes (=90% of my color photography), V50 remains my favorite due to its well saturated colors. In the rare cases of "general purpose / low light" slides I use Provia 400X. Still have a freezer full of it which I hardly use. If I am on a tripod I can as well shoot V50! Its reciprocity characteristics, although nowhere near Provia, are good enough to me.
 

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Thanks. Interesting perspective. Mine goes along those lines too. I only shot a few E100 rolls so far (more to test them than anything else), the colors are indeed very different and to me more artificial than V50. My partner did not like E100 colors at all, which settles the point I guess.

For nature, landscapes, cityscapes (=90% of my color photography), V50 remains my favorite due to its well saturated colors. In the rare cases of "general purpose / low light" slides I use Provia 400X. Still have a freezer full of it which I hardly use. If I am on a tripod I can as well shoot V50! Its reciprocity characteristics, although nowhere near Provia, are good enough to me.

I fought the V-50 demise a couple times over the years. Including many years ago writing letters with other photogs around the globe to the CEO of Fuji when V-50 went down the first go around. Then there was the return of an acceptable V-50 replacement that I got use to and have used faithfully all these years.
However, in an attempt to find something that is available in both 120 roll & 4x5 is now the latest challenge. Truthfully, I'm very hardcore and dedicated to both MF & LF alternating platforms every other outing. But at my age the many hurdles placed on E-6 is getting a bit tough for this aging old fossil.....😎
 

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There is also the ZODIAC-8/ARSAT 3,5/30mm for Kiev 88. From the pictures I have seen, it seems to be as good for a fraction of the Distagon price. Maybe it's even a bit less distorting. I will get one in a week or so, so I will know then...
My post above is with the Zodiak-8 (on a Kiev-88), I also have the Arsat 30mm modified to a hasselblad mount. I've shot that one beside a friends 30mm Distagon, and ... the Distagon is better.
 

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Inside abbatiale church Molsheim (France) taken with the ukrainian Zodiac 30mm fish-eye lens on Arax88 camera with 645NT back.

The (very cheap) Zodiac was my main reason to buy an Arax, but I own also a 45mm, a 80mm and a 150mm lens from same origin and I find them all fair ( I do no comparisons with other brands - apart for the prices ).

The Arax body and backs have no issues for the moment, but I use them with great care.

POLKa
 

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Pentax 645N • Arsat MC 30mm f:3.5 fisheye
Fujichrome Velvia 100F
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 at 2400dpi

Paris July 14th, 2009


Well done, I am jealous!
 

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Pentax 645N • Arsat MC 30mm f:3.5 fisheye
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Paris July 14th, 2009


I don't think of fisheye with aviation, street, or any of that.... this has it all. Perfect location, buildings for framing, composition, and decisive moment all spot on.
 

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Between the Arsat 30mm, Hasselblad Zeiss 30mm and the Bronica SqAi fisheye lenses, the Arsat 30mm is a fun (but heavy) lens. I find the Hasselblad fisheye lens best corrected for the architectural field although not a favourite against other large format ultra-wide angles like the Schneider Super Angulon 47mm f5.6 XL.

Over the years, the Bronica Zenzanon 35/3.5 fisheye is the surprise favourite for me. Bronica's optical engineers wisely choose not to correct the field curvature (unlike Zeiss) resulting in a very distinctive fisheye appearance with incredible corner sharpness and an aesthetically unique fisheye lens for the square format.

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Mamiya RB67 Pro SD with 37mm fisheye. Ektar 35mm film.

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fitted with a Marexar Ultrawider auxiliary fisheye lens and #25 red filter.
 

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Rollei Hy6 with Zeiss F-Distagon 30mm, Agfa Optima III 400.
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Here is the Arsat-8 on a Hasselblad 203fe, with all it's flaws...

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It has that "Lomo" look, except the optical flaws were visible in the finder - I like it better than the one taken without the flair and internal reflections.
 

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Wildcat Den State Park, shot in the Fall with Norita 66 and 40mm Noritar wide angle lens. Image shot on Fuji Chrome Velvia film.
 

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Image shot with a Bronica S2A, used the standard 75mm Nikkor lens with a cheap wide angle accessorie lens hack. Shot on AGFA PAN 100.
 

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Wildcat Den State Park, shot in the Fall with Norita 66 and 40mm Noritar wide angle lens. Image shot on Fuji Chrome Velvia film.

Very well done.
 

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Image shot with a Bronica S2A, used the standard 75mm Nikkor lens with a cheap wide angle accessorie lens hack. Shot on AGFA PAN 100.

Interesting use of the fisheye lens.
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Image shot with a Bronica S2A, used the standard 75mm Nikkor lens with a cheap wide angle accessorie lens hack. Shot on AGFA PAN 100.

Tell me more about this. Did you find a 67mm dia. wide lens?
 

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Rollei Hy6, Zeiss F-Distagon 3.5/30, Agfa Optima III 400
View from the Landskron castle ruin over the Alsatian plain, Switzerland and probably a bit of Germany.
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Arsat 30mm MC on the Hasselblad 203FE, 1/10 th the cost of the Distagon

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  • Pentacon Six hot rodded to EX66 by Pentacon Dresden and Rolf Dieter Baier. 30mm Arsat wide open HP5+
  • Terror and Holy Terror. Can you tell they both had braces? LOL
 
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