(Graflex Speed Graphic, 127mm Ektar, Kodak Verichrome Safety Film, D-23 [scratch mixed], Wratten K-2.)
(Pentax Spotmatic, 55mm Takumar ƒ/1.8 lens, stop-down averaging metering, Ilford HP3 ASA 400 film.)
(Hasselblad 500 C/M with Acute-Matte, 80mm ƒ/2.8 Zeiss Planar, Tri-X 320, HC-110 dilution B, orange filter. Shadows placed on Zone II. Oriental Seagull, lightly selenium toned.)
(3.1 megapixel Minolta DiMAGE 5, converted in Photoshop 5.5. Unsharp mask. Uploaded to PhotoSIG.)
(Panasonic mirrorless, OIS zoom, RAW, Lightroom 3, SilverEfex Pro. "Original in color.")
Illustrations are simulations.
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Featured [partial] Comment by Andrew Molitor: "I think it would be fascinating to correlate birth date with preferred image. Born: 1965 Prefer: 1987."
Featured Comment by Patrick: "Probably going to regret this but...I like the last one most. In my defence, I am looking at these on my phone."
Mike replies: Okay, made me laugh.
Featured [partial] Comment by SteveB: "...Seriously, if we're going to compare the look of different equipment and processes, wouldn't actual pictures be a better comparison?"
Mike replies: I would have, but my HP3 and Verichrome sheet film are both out of date.
(I'm kidding, I would never have, even if the old materials still existed...way too much work!)
Featured Comment by Ed Hawco: "Actually, this would be a better representation of the 2012 version. Instagram, with 'Lo-fi' filter. ;-) "