4x5 for 365 project (7/365)


Diana baby 110, venturing into a bad neighborhood. 

In the photo:

Diana Baby 110
Rolleiflex Automat (1939 model)
Yashica Mat 124G
Lubitel 166B
Ricohflex VI

All but the Ricohflex VI are in perfect working order.

Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera. 

Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter.  

Film: Fuji Super HR-T 30 medium speed green sensitive X-Ray film.  Purchased as 8x10" sheets and cut down to 4x5" using a rotary trimmer under 11w red bulb safelight. 

Exposure: 1/60th second @ F45. 

Lighting: Single Alien Bees B800 studio strobe @ 3/4 power in 22" soft white beauty dish with diffusion sock, positioned above and slightly in front of camera position.  A second B800 @ 1/4 power just to camera right with 7" reflector positioned to give a little more front fill.  A 30" silver reflector on reflector stand psitioned to camera left to bounce some light back onto the subject.  Strobes triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers. 
Development: Self Developed film in Rodinal (Adox Adinol) 1:100 in three reel Paterson Universal Tank using Mod54 six sheet 4x5 insert.  6 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips. 

Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two scans and merged back together in PhotoShop since the V600 doesn't natively support 4x5 scans in one pass.