Equipment: Going against the flow - a large format 4x5

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Ken Rockwell has a wonderful article about the joys of large-format photography, particularly his 4x5 format field camera. There's no single-sensor digital camera that can yet beat a sheet of 4x5 Provia 100 or T-Max 100 (mmmm... T-Max).


Oh this article makes a bad year end much better! I have my old Crown Graflex loaded with some T-Max but the Flu has prevented me from doing some shooting. T-Max 4x5 film handles well in developement unlike it's 35mm counterpart which tends to get too dense with normal developement. I always go -1.0 minute using roll film. My goal this year is to get a Toyo or Tachihara 4x5 and do some shooting in Alabama documenting old barns; Nice article indeeed

It's not just image quality, it is just a completely different way of working and the greater sense of presence at the scene. It is said that there is somewhat of a LF revival...

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This page contains a single entry by Karen Nakamura published on December 5, 2005 6:30 AM.

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