My magic bullet comes in two parts. Part 1 is a cheap chinese IR720 filter. Part 2 is the Rollei IR400S film. Magic when there are leaves on the trees!
The next closest magic bullet (and I primarily shoot E6 - Provia 100F) is Velvia 50. It's just amazing for landscapes, when used with a tripod.
A Kouranon S 6-element enlarging lens (they came in both 50mm & 75mm). I have loads of top brand enlarging lenses gathered over many yrs, incl. a Leitz Focotar 2 & Leitz Focotar "big element" made by Scheinder, But only the Komura gives the subject a freshly minted, "Dawn of Tme' look. Chip
a) an f/stop timer for printing
I hate those large format guys :) :devil:! Not so long and I will join the club ...
Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh
It's a kind of magic
That sums it up perfectly for me.
Originally Posted by DannL.
Actually, as close to finding a magic bullet as I have ever come is with an incident meter.
Close behind that was negative film.
Then auto focus.
Artificial light is very cool too.
Learning to pose my sitters was super.