I think there is some confusion here!
A scene in which you choose the shadows to be at zone III, and
up on checking the highlight end of the SBR...
Yesterday I was loading some film and turned on the light for a
split second when I realized I left the stack of film on the counter.
Do it now, don't wait any minute!!
I am quite a begginer myself, having started with 4x5 knowing
that I should have bought an 8x10. Now that I...
Not born, but made.
Most times it takes a lifetime of doing it over and over and to get
better at it. Those who persist and allow their own...
I am eager to shoot the crater of Haleakala volcano here in Maui.
I went on a hike yesterday to look for good places to place my
The dark slide that you pulled out is the outside one and not the
one that is facing the lens inside the camera.
It is a UFO. They tend to emit a lot of light. I suggest you check
your lensboard for tightness. It happened to me once.
I use white removable stickers and write down the film and the
development needed like N-1, etc. That way I know what I shot
and what not. Later...
I use the J100 for my 8x10. It is my most trusted piece of
equipment. I am sure you can probably get away with light
tripods but man what a...
I don't ever crop an image. I try to see it already cropped in the
ground glass. For some reason, to me that seems like cheating.
Many times I...
Maui, Hawaii. Sunny with a fresh soothing breeze that gently
rocks palm trees and babes in bikinis.
After the first try at loading and unloading film I realized two
1_ Use the rounded corner or the dark slide to help you raise the
Never heard of it but at last somebody made one. I was always
thinking of a laser printer for B&W. There is so many of them for
color, why not...
I think your are doing the right thing by tilting and getting the
foreground and background sharp. Don't just stop there. Get a 4x
One advantage, and it is an important one is that when you look
at the image in the ground glass, the image itself will be upside
I also moved to 4x5 from 35mm.. It will amaze you to see your
first 4x5 chromes. You are right with the Shen Hao, it is a
wonderful camera, very...
When I moved from 4x5 to 8x10 I thoght that I should get the
lenses that I like in 4x5 and just get the equivalent in 8x10. I was
In my opinion, it is extremely difficult to get three planes into
sharp focus. Lenses only focus on one plane and stopping
down the lens helps a...
I started Black and White photography just about a year and a
half ago. I used a 4x5 camera and developed negatives in pyro.
So, far I have...
I do not think you should involve yourself and your money in a
55mm lens. Sure if you had it you would probably use it some,
but you would have...
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