He. He. Couldn't resist the title. I made my first ever neg with a #8 Cirkut camera on Saturday. Thought I would share. Warts and all of course. Nobody expect the first try to be perfect. But I'm greatly encouraged. The portions that are good, are really good.

Click on the thumbnail to go have a look at full size. Yes Virginia, that's a thumbnail. The neg is 8" X 74"! Yep, there's banding and smeared areas. Work to do, but this was good enough to get me pretty pumped up!

The view is of Tonopah Nevada. 270 degree rotation. In the print, the areas where the camera ran perfectly are beautifully sharp. I used a 450mm Red Dot Artar at f90. 1/2 sec. exposure. No meter used, sunny 16.