I've had my grandfather's Crown Graflex in my possession for 10 or so years now, he used it extensively in the late 40's and 50's after getting out of the Marine Corps and working for the AP and some DC Studios. Last year he also gave me his entire catalog of negatives including several hundred 4x5's shot with this camera... this treasure trove prompted me to buy an Epson V700 last week in order to digitize those and the other MF and 35mm negatives he gave me. Now that I have the ability to scan 4x5's of course the next logical thing for me to do was use the Kodak film cost increase advisement to pick up a 50 count box of TMAX 100 and 3 10 count boxes of Ektar 100 in 4x5.... As I type I'd like to think that the elves at Adorama are packaging up my first LF film to send my way. I shot a couple sheets with this setup back in high school but haven't touched it since, I regularly shoot 35mm film and do my own b/w film dev and scanning here at home. I've gotten alot out of the Nikon and Film forum's here on pnet over the past couple years so I figured I would take this opportunity to introduce myself to the LF forum and poll you for advice/tips on shooting 4x5 and with a Graflex camera. My 'LF Kit' includes; Crown Graphic - sn 955894, has the Kalart Rangefinder which seems to be inop right now, ground glass is nice and clear Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7 Lens Wollensak/Graflex Optar 135/4.7 Lens - on both lenses the diaphrams seem to work well, the shutters fire though I don't have a tool to test the speeds Film holders - 3 or 4 dual holders and one that holds 10 or so sheets at a time Induro tripod with ballhead Development for b/w - tbd, looking at some of the holders that go in regular stainless tubes, or tray development. Any advice for drying 4x5 film post development? Thats it, I know the Graflex is a press camera/folding camera and is therefore limited in the tilt/shift movements you get from most large format rigs. My subject matter will be mostly architectural here in Washington, DC and also some landscape in the surrounding area. I may play with some studio style portraiture but I think that is down the road. I'd love to hear any of your thoughts or advice and hope to have some images to share in the next couple weeks.