Originally Posted by StoneNYC
LOL reading your 'last words' sms above.
I used an octabox without the white cover, so it's higher contrast than an umbrella but less than a small open reflector. The umbrella would have been better I agree.
Normally I wouldn't understand what you mean with the light source being to close since light gets harder the further you place it away. But in this case the light of the bowens head was open and I am not sure if the inside of the octabox had enough angle to get the diffused light on the model. It worked nice for the dark ceiling that still has enough detail.
One question remains: does PanF have a slightly higher contrast that the average ASA 100 b&w negative?