A welcome from Austria and a short presentation:
- why am I here?
I am here, because I looked for film simulation profiles for rawtherapee which PD gracefully provides on his website.
So, here is the full story:
I am age 50+ and for about twenty years photographing outdoors with a Minolta X700 and manual lenses. Just before the auto focus buzz started (mid 90s) I bought a bunch of Minolta rokkor manual lenses. But as I am also addicted to IT, as soon as digital cameras became affordable I switched over to those (and my SLR started a fairy sleep in a dust proof case in the dungeons). Digital cameras provided auto focus and shooting at zero costs. After having looked years on a mirror, now every (?) photographers dream came true: looking directly at the photo sensitive “plate”. I soon discovered the Fujifilm line (s6500 s100fs) and for years used this. But I never forgot about my beautiful lenses, sleeping somewhere…
I always watched prices of EVIL cameras and Minolta-adaptors, but from a financial aspect this never made sense. But a few months ago, I bought a (used) NEX3, a K&F adaptor for Minolta MD and re-started taking photos.
As my primary subjects are Mountains and Nature the missing AF is no problem. Now taking a photo forces you to think about exposure, manually focus, check focus via magnification and then take your shot. With my former cameras I came home with loads of photos, now it’s a fraction. The only missing link was, also to get my beloved Fuji films. And Pat made it possible, So here some samples and let me know your thoughts.
Processing steps in rawtherapee: fuji-velvia-simulation, (very small) exposure correction, a little bit of noise reduction.