Looking over the scans from the first rolls of 120, I’m realizing that I forgot to set vuescan’s whitepoint to 0, hence, these scans will show some – 1% is the default – areas as pure white. I had to reset vuescan to its defaults before I could get it scan 120 without crashing; resetting to defaults seems to be the vuescan panacea, but it always takes me a while to remember to put back all of my preferences.
This is post 990. Still thinking about how to celebrate 1000 posts. Perhaps a blurb book?
In other news, I ordered a Mamiya C330F with an 80 2.8 from KEH this weekend. After looking at a number of medium format cameras, everything from old Rolleiflexs to Hasselblads to various rangefinders, the C330’s combination of a ridiculously low price, good reputation and general goofiness – bellows, rack and pinion – won out over the competition. Look for square photos in the coming weeks.
PS, if anyone is interested, I still have the following items for sale:
2 x Hexar RF, both working, decidedly non collectible condition, but almost entirely serviceable. Body caps and straps included. One for $350, the other for $250. The latter includes a custom rear eye-piece made by the author, but it’s also missing the screw to hold on the frame preview lever; the lever is still there, so you could solve the problem with spot of super glue. I’ll throw in a tiny Nikon flash with each one (SB-30, I think). These are great little auto-flashes for the Hexar.
28 & 90 Hexanon lenses. These are both in good condition, with blemish free glass. Some very slight paint wear on the lens barrels. Rear caps included. $450 for the 28MM, $350 for the 90MM.
35MM Biogon F2. Great shape. There’s a slight blemish on the lens barrel that was there when I bought it in Tokyo. Nice lens, but I always seem to end up using the smaller CV, so someone else should get to give this one a try. Front and rear caps included. $500.
Pictures available on request. Paypal only, but I’ll take a check if you want to wait for it to clear. If anyone wants the whole lot, I’ll throw in some random goodies like a Domke 803 satchel and other various bits. Please buy this stuff. It’s just sitting on my shelf, and it’s getting lonely from disuse. Soon it will start drinking, and drunk RF gear is just a sad sight.