Medium Format Color Portrait. #believeinfilm
Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:3.5 f=150mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.
Looking good for 175 years old. Now go out and take some photos.
Big Brother reading for lil’ Sister. August 2014 #believeinfilm
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @100 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 1:35 (3 min; 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5 min; 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 20°C).
Garden Portrait. August 2014 #believeinfilm
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C)
Getting our design onnnn #4x5 #largeformat
(We want…) show us moore! Moore moooooore …
I wonder what the suggested timeframe will be for the Kickstarter, when it starts in September: running two months? Shipping early 2015?
[Note: there is some re-design going on at intrepid camera company with most blogposts having vanished – most likely due to the upcoming events…]
It’s been exactly one year now since went back to analog photography and I bought my big medium format SLR, and I say, WOW, what a year. I was a bit worried when I made that step, because I knew that I had to re-adjust my whole way of photography (I come from 35mm analog SLR, with a 10 year analog hiatus mingling with the digital side). Now I feel that my old 35mm experience laid a good foundation of basics that helped starting with the medium format at once and I’m in a very steep learning curve ever since, which is very gratifying and fullfiling. In that year, with the help of some literature (AA’s “The Negative” is a mainstay) and watching as well as enjoying the work of fellow analog photogs, I went through most of the shooting regimes like highkey, lowkey, DOF control, working with the zone system etc and have a pretty good control over what I’m doing and this buildup of self confidence and habitual usage of that knowledge is pure joy, fueling all my doing and curiosity about new ways of exploiting the subject. So here’s a big Cheers! to all the fellow analog shooters, and a thanks to the many kind advices I received and inspirations I had by your work!
analog–digital–analog Way to Go indeed!
Exactly my own experience! Well I do not dabble with the Zone System, though that might change a bit… but rediscovering (analog) skill which are just ingrained in my shooting is bliss indeed!
Goofies! August 2014
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @100 (Pull-development) developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 1:35 (3 min; 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5 min; 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 20°C.
Sitting Still. August 2014 #believeinfilm
Most of the shots were underexposed… could be either development or – more likely – shooing too slow. Still lovely image. Needed some more post-processing than usual in Aperture.
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min; 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min; 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).
Today I’m giving it a shot: shot some portraits with Tri-X 400 @100 and now pulling it „down“ to @100 with my trusty HCD new combo (HCD-S & HCD-2: developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 1:34 (3 min; 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:00 min; 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 20°C).
[This is on the incredible 4x5 field camera, an upcoming kickstarted project]
thanks for your answer! Very good to hear. My suggestion: show us (even when it is still in the process to be finalized), show us all… September is approaching fast and you want to enlarge your starting base for the Kickstarter anyways.
Some of my own musings: I want to dabble with large format. Ok but what to choose. Currently Toyo monorails are to get for a comparable prize like your camera design. But not light weight and much much more cumbersome… of course they are going to be more versatile (think roll film back*, think rotating back). So a lot of things are in for a 4x5 FIELD camera. Another particular: would it be possible to change to portrait instead of landscape orientation?
I am afraid the 180 Pound are not just it. As your recent (and nice!) images shot with the 4x5 show, the lens is some additional cost (as well as means of developing and either enlarging or scanning): the Schneider is an excellent lens but I will probably not be able to afford it (like 1000€ second hand)… So your kickstarted should a) point beginners like me to suitable lenses and b) demonstrate the validity of the system with somewhat more affordable options…
[*would a roll film back fit your design?]
So much for now,
best regards, Rolf