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quick: name the movie format of the year: 1890, 1985, 2013

original firewall that once separated houses in Berlin - build well before 1890 (most likely) - picture taken in 1985 - negative scanned and processed in 2013

NIKON LS4000 Filmstrip

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Lensrentals25-Oct-2013 21:36
This picture I do recall since I searched some of my old negatives from 1985 in East-Berlin recently. The block where this picture was taken was built in the second half of the 19th century in Berlin and called the “Vogtland”. While I don’t recall the exact position, it must have been around Schendelgasse / Almstadtstrasse in the central district of Berlin-Mitte. The blocks in that area were taken down in late 1985 and replaced with new housing blocks in what was East-Berlin back in the days.

The camera had no video mode. Definitively. It was a 35mm Praktica MTL3. Hurray, it had metering when you pressed a separate button and a gauge in the viewfinder to indicate +/- exposure. Btw, what was the movies format of the time, then? Sony Betamax? Maybe even behind the iron curtain.

Sadly, this shot doesn’t exactly qualify for the “sharpest_corner” category. One, it’s a brick wall. Two, no such sharpness. That said, the amount of (un-)sharpness is rather constant throughout the frame. Or so, I see. Could be it’s because the frame was cropped to 5:4 which cut the far corners. Could well be, too, that the combination of a 135 mm lens and 35mm b&w negative film simply way easier with the corners. Still, if you look at the scan at 100% you get an impression of how far advanced we are today in terms of (corner) sharpness. In turn, for today’s price of the Carl-Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 you could have paid your rent in a luxurious East-Berlin apartment for about 82 years, numerically. Times have moved on.
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