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Subject: [Leica] New scanner shots
From: crgrbrts at (Craig Roberts)
Date: Sun Aug 6 01:30:45 2006
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Hey y'all --

Well, I got a new scanner a couple of days ago and I've been having a 
blast with it.  It's an Epson 4990 and it's amazing me with its quality 
and speed.

Since pictures speak louder than words, here a few samples from slides I 
picked at random from the top of one of my storage files. 
I'll try to find some better ones tomorrow, but I'm anxious to share the 
scans.  These were all Leica M4 with 50mm Summicron frames.  Click on 
them for full size viewing.

...from a nearby construction site:

from a marine supply shop window in my old home town of Gloucester, Mass...

a shot taken on my way to work in Gloucester one morning...

from a recent trip to nearby West Virginia...

same trip...

Here are some Rolleiflex SL66 shots from recent days.  The black and 
white shots are on TMAX 400 which I dunked in Rodinal.

First, a shot I did last week for my company's annual sure 
to click on this one for full size viewing.  It was hand held at 1/15, 
which proves that the mirror slap of the SL66 is plenty loud, but 
doesn't hurt much...

Another colleague:

Here's an outdoor shot 1/250 f11.  It's a marker in front of my 
great-great-great-great grandfather's gravestone here in Washington, 
DC.  It's a deadly boring shot but demonstrates the tonal range of the 
scanner nicely, I think.

A color frame taken with my Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar on Fujichrome 
Velvia.  That's natural light with uncorrected incandescent adding some 
warmth.  It's a sitting room in an Exeter, New Hampshire bed and 
breakfast.  The innkeeper's going to use this on their website and 

 From my back yard...

...and at the Frederick (MD) Municipal Airport nearby from a color 
negative (Kodak Portra 160NC)...

and finally, the same airplane on Ilford Delta 100 developed in Ilfotec 

I am very pleased with my new scanner. 

All the best,

Craig Roberts
Washington, DC


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