Monte Carlo Historical Rally Car Scrutineerning

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Mr_Flibble, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2013
    The Lowlands
    Rick
    Last Friday (30th of January) a friend and I drove down to Reims to see the start of the Monte Carlo Historical Rally 2015.
    The Cars were being scrutinized in the local Expo hall prior to heading into the center of the city. From there they would start their long drive to Monte Carlo.

    I feared the lighting in the hall would be too poor for my Leica IIIc loaded with Rollei RPX 100, but with the CZJ 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar I bought from Brian a while back, it turned out to be a great combo.
    I did not have the same luck with the Kiev-88 loaded with Rollei Superpan 200.

    1.
    MC150120.

    2.
    MC150121.

    3.
    MC150124.

    4.
    MC150126.

    5.
    MC150127.

    6.
    MC150130.

    7.
    MC150131.

    8.
    MC150136.

    9.
    MC150139.


    Rollei RPX 100 (1+50, 18min in RO9). I did tweak the levels and curves slightly to bring out the contrast a little bit after scanning the negatives.
    I think I found my new favorite film.
     
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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    That lens was old when all of these cars were made! Sonnars are amazing.

    Cool Cars, real flare test for the lens.
     
  3. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2013
    The Lowlands
    Rick
    Some folks have complained about the contrast in these photos. I'm not sure if I should boost that even more or not. I very much like shadow detail.

    Here is a horrible photo taken with the Kiev-88. The Rollei Superpan 200 did not perform as expected. Apparently it does not like tungsten lighting. Negatives came out really thin too..
    MC150105.
    I hope that's enough contrast for them :p
     
  4. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2013
    The Lowlands
    Rick
    After checking, clearly the contrast and brightness settings of my monitor at home are out of whack.
    Will have to do some tweaking on these photos.
     
  5. Corkey69

    Corkey69 Leica Place Rookie

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    Dec 11, 2014
    NW England
    John Neal
    Hey Rick,

    They don't look to bad to me - nice work :)
     
  6. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2013
    The Lowlands
    Rick
    I raised my monitor brightness by 20% and reduced the contrast by 35% using a calibration screen. Then I tweaked the photos to what I felt was okay.