Just one extra thought on light meters. With secondhand meters do check the batteries needed as many of the older spot meters use the dreaded mercury cells. I found a Soligor that uses a 9V (PP9) battery that is readily available.
From the second roll in the DaYi back [thanks @Monsta ] (the first roll had bad light leaks due to a small excess of wood in a corner of the back of the Intrepid preventing proper seating).
Graflex 135mm lens, f/18, 1s, no filter. Developed Rodinal 1:49, 9:00 @ 20°C.
The Letcombe Basset cress...
Sorry if this sounds a bit confusing, I had thought that I had posted a comment saying that I had found that there was a cam on the front plate that locked it, but must have failed to hit the post button.
Somehow that dog screw had turned (I called it a cam), so that the front plate wasn't locked. I don't know why as I'd been using the shutter and lens for a while and then on Saturday while trying to take a shot everything started moving as I tried to set the shutter (of course out in the...
This time it's a Synchro-Compur-P #0. (The one with B but not T).
When I turn the exposure setting, the front plate (with the arrow to indicate the exposure and the aperture indicator panel) rotates with it over a smallish range but enough to shift the pointers from 1/2s to B and f/32 to f/11...
Thanks everyone for the comments.
My thinking was that in this part of the world there are a lot of "horizontal" landscapes, and so there's often quite a bit of rather dull foreground and sky. Also colour 5x4 is extortionate (and hard to find processing as I don't yet do my own C41), so the DaYi...
Has anybody here used this roll film back
If so do you have any thoughts on whether it is a worthwhile piece of kit?
I don't think there was any drizzle about that day, a bit misty, hence the red filter.
I'll try to compare the locations, I did have a problem with the Mod54 if I used the twizzle stick instead of inversions (I never feel that the top on modern Paterson's is that secure -- much prefer the AP...
I'm not sure I see it. The horizontal structure is the low-contrast cloud formation.
I think that this was the second batch that I did in the SP-445.
I generally use -- continuous inversions for 30s (~15 inversions), then 10s of inversions (~5 turns) after each minute.
I know there is a very...
An experiment in long exposure.
Intrepid 5x4, Schneider Angulon 90mm, Fomapan 100. 1:15:00 (approx), f/22. Developed Rodinal 1:49, 9:00 @ 20°C.
The combination of a magnification of about 1.4 and Fomapan's reciprocity failure allowed the long exposure under normal indoor lighting.
If you look...
Dragon Hill, a natural chalk hill (the flat top is manmade -- probably iron age) just below the Uffington White Horse (out of shot to the right).
Shot with Intrepid 5x4, Schneider 180mm Xenar, Ilford FP4+. 1/2s f/32, red filter 16/12/18. Developed Ilfotec HC 1:31, :30 @ 20°C
Actually, there was not a huge range in either scene, maybe 4ev from the shaded trunks to the bright leaves hence the push to 200 as I wanted the shadows quite dark and the leaves bright. The developing time is the digitaltruth.com value for FP4+ at 200, in stock ID-11 (first use) corrected to 21°.
On my screen, it's very dependent on where the image is, when the deep shadows are near the top (a bit above eye level) they are very dark, but when below eye level only the base of the big beech on the left of the first image is blacked out.
I probably overstretched the tone curve a bit after...
A couple of experiments with backlit trees in WythamWoods.
Both were shot with the Intrepid 4x5 on Ilford FP4+ at 200ISO, developed in ID11 (Fresh stock) 9:00 at 21°C.
Backlit Beeches: 135mm Graflex lens 1/25s, f/30.
Beeches & Pines: 240mm Schneider Symmar, 1/5s f/22.
Properly what I should have said is focal length make no difference, i.e. if diffraction is the limit then the number of features per mm that can be distinguished on the sensor (film or digital) is the same at a given f-ratio irrespective of whether the lens is a 600mm wildlife monster or a 20mm...