New (large format) toy

Discussion in 'Film, developing & other non-digital stuff' started by billowens, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. A friend took us out for a photo walk with his large format cameras, and a desire was created...

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    Direct from Maine via eBay, won with a really reasonable bid, intact except for the unlock lever that's broken and needs to be moved with pliers (annoying but livable). I'm hoping to try it with paper this weekend.


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  2. Cool, looks slightly menacing in that photo!


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  3. Nah, it's actually a very simple camera. I mean, for a camera that has four viewfinders and two shutters ;)

    The intimidating part is figuring out what to do with those big pieces of film. I don't actually own any 4x5 film yet, so I'm thinking that I'll start in the same tradition as Graeme with Ronald, and use some print paper with long exposures. I spent a while being dazzled by the array of options for developing 4x5 film and have decided to try taco-style for starters, since I have everything I need for that.
     
  4. And here's the result - a rather blah photo but I'm still happy to have made it!

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