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    First 4x5 lessons learned

    Okay,

    Had fun over the weekend shot and developed 4 sheets of the Provia 100 that came with the camera.

    Lesson 1: Necessity is the mother of invention. The SS Nikor 35mm tanks can be used creatively as a human powered rotary processor. 2 films at a time.

    Lesson 2A: A reminder to self, don't try to make Trannies do a negatives job. I set up a shot to take an exposure of my daughter ready for prom against a beautiful blue sky with puffies, put her in open shade, metered with my Seconic 358 and exposed for her face. She came out okay, could have used another 1/2 stop or so but the sky is simply too light.

    Lesson 2B: When using Transparency film be prepared to use a strobe, Don't even know if that's possible, or reflectors, or... to control contrast.

    Lesson 2C: I need to practice with setting the lens to get the exposure I expect.

    Lesson 3:Rushing doesn't work.

    Lesson 4:I can crop down to 6x9 to get rid of the distracting trash. I know this is bad practice but for a guy coming from 35mm I'm really amazed just how big the films are. :o
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    There will be more lessons learned in the future.

    Transparency film is unforgiving.

    Keep having fun.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Yes, I'm looking forward to those lessons.

    I shoot negative film normally, the Provia just happened to come with the camera. This was just a great reminder of why I moved away from Trannies.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

    "We do not see things the way they are. We see things the way we are." Ana´s Nin

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    That being said, there's nothing like a Velvia 4X5 grinning at you from the light table.
    "There is a time and place for all things, the difficulty is to use them only in their proper time and places." -- Robert Henri

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    Good morning, Mark;

    Is the 4 by 5 something that you are using now in place of the Nikon F2 without a battery for taking photographs along the line?

    " . . . why I moved away from trannies." What did you go to; a slush pump, so your left leg could rest? I have always liked at least a 5 speed, and a 6 speed is wonderful.

    It is raining in Latte Land this morning.
    Enjoy;

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    just tell them; "I use activated silver bromide crystals tor my image storage media."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Javins View Post
    Good morning, Mark;

    Is the 4 by 5 something that you are using now in place of the Nikon F2 without a battery for taking photographs along the line?

    " . . . why I moved away from trannies." What did you go to; a slush pump, so your left leg could rest? I have always liked at least a 5 speed, and a 6 speed is wonderful.

    It is raining in Latte Land this morning.
    Actually I ended up with an FM2, fun camera.

    Shifting is highly overrated.

    Sunny down here, of course that only happens about 300 days a year here.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    Here's a lesson you don't need to learn. I'll tell ya. Failure to extinguish subject (cover of Jan issue) may result in smoke damage to downstairs half privy/darkroom and cover of EW's Daybooks. Well, the laminate melted a bit and Pepper number 32 is now displayed on the cover in Sepia.
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    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
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    Here's a lesson you don't need to learn. I'll tell ya. Failure to extinguish subject (cover of Jan issue) may result in smoke damage to downstairs half privy/darkroom and cover of EW's Daybooks. Well, the laminate melted a bit and Pepper number 32 is now displayed on the cover in Sepia.
    I will happily learn lessons like these from others.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    Glad to be of service. :P
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
    Shifting is highly overrated.
    Driving a car with an automatic transmission is sort of like using a camera locked on program mode.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?



 

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