Featured WWII from axis perspective

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Requiem, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Requiem

    Requiem Active Member

    Currently scanning +300 35mm negatives taken by a german soldier. Eventually everything will be online.

    Follow the progress here! Some of the current scans:

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    Regards,
    Niels
     
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  2. Michael77

    Michael77 Well-Known Member

    Very interesting
     
  3. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    good quality. the gorget patches seem to be Luftwaffe. on the third from top you see Hermann Hesse to the left explaining the plot of Journey to the East.:hilarious:
     
  4. Requiem

    Requiem Active Member

    Several people have identified the planes as HE-111s

    I have been thinking about doing a livestream how I go about my scanning work, and generally just streaming negatives from WWII and perhaps at one point a few glass negatives. This may be cool to see for those who are interested.

    I think youtube would be the best platform? Starting 15:00 CEST (Netherlands, UTC +2)

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  5. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    when they are of such good quality I'd ask an editor like Taschen.
     
  6. MR Treasure Hunter

    MR Treasure Hunter Well-Known Member

    Nice pictures I'm very into WW2 at the moment and I've been learning a lot about how life was for people back then and not just WW2 but the 40s in general, I'm building myself up a nice collection of relics from the war mainly from WW2 and quite a few bits of A.R.P stuff as well. I'm looking for a WW2 helmet and a WW2 gas mask and a WW2 axe would be nice too.
     
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  8. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Well-Known Member

    Okay, I read that in the voice of Arte Johnson. "Verrry interesting."
     
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  9. Requiem

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    Attempts at automatic AI colourization:
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  10. Requiem

    Requiem Active Member

    Sorry its taking so long. I have really been thinking, and I hate cutting up the negatives to put in my glass Coolscan 8000 holder. It makes handling and archiving more difficult, not to mention risking accidentally cutting off the edge of a 35mm frame. The glass holder adds dust, and its a really slow process to insert and align the negatives. Some want to curl very badly.

    Unfortunately there are few film scanners that can take complete uncut rolls.. I've decided to get an RPS 7200. If it doesn't work out, I can always resell it for roughly the same amount. With a practical resolution of 3200 DPI (As per filmscanner.info) I'm confident we won't miss out on any details versus the 4000 DPI of the coolscan 8000.

    Hopefully the scanner is clean inside. I'll keep you guys updated.
     
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  11. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    take your time, better safe than sorry. they are of outstanding quality.
     
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    Unfortunately there appears to be horizontal banding on some rolls, but not others. I think this depends on the density of the negative. Very dense or faint negatives may introduce banding.

    I do not know why this suddenly appeared, while not on the two previous rolls. Scanning one of the previous rolls to test appears to show no banding.

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    I guess there is no perfect scanner in existence, and I may have to go back to my coolscan 8000. Will try the scanner on my laptop to see if it changes anything.
     
  15. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    were the films stored away correctly ? vertical lines I've seen on rolls that started to become brittle.
    do you know under what circumstances the negatives were developped ?
     
  16. Requiem

    Requiem Active Member

    The lines are purely a scanner artifact. Trying things out with a laptop made no difference. It also occurs on my own negatives. Guess I have to start saving up for an Reflecta RPS 10

    The film wants to curl into a roll heavily, but none of the rolls show a brittle emulsion or base. Most of the film was stored uncut and rolled up in their canisters. Some rolls were already cut up to lengths of several frames, a few single images. By the auctioneer I think to take example photos.

    Is there a way to clean mold off the emulsion side of a film? This is especially prevelant in one roll.

    I reached out to the seller on eBay (They are an auction house or Wearhouse I think) for more info on the history of the film. I also linked to my work on them so far. Unfortunately I got no response.
     
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  17. Requiem

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    Thankfully not ALL photos have them, some more from rol #6:
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  18. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    I'll see if I can contact a professional photographer that still makes b/w when I'm in the city. she may know if there's a fluid to freshen the films up. not sure though if she's still around or closed her shop.
    top one is the Münchner Haus on the Zugspitze. last one probably the Weilheimer Hof in Peiting.
     
  19. Michael77

    Michael77 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting these, very interesting.
     
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