Another entry for the 4x5 for 365 project featuring items from my vintage analog photography collection. This is my Minolta Hi-Matic 7s 35mm rangefinder. It features a fixed Rokkor 45mm F1.8 lens, shutter speeds from 1/4 seconds to 1/500th plus bulb mode. It can use either aperture priority or full manual exposure modes. It has a coupled rangefinder with coupled parallax correction. The meter is the CDS CLC type with a viewfinder needle indicator. The ASA range of the camera if 25-800. It has both a hotshoe and a PC sync socket and can sync at all speeds on X setting. It's not the best rangefinder I've ever shot in terms of quality but it's still a fun walk around camera to take along on trips.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. Hoya Yellow-Green filter on the lens.
Film: Ilford Delta 100 B&W Negative Film, shot at box speed.
Exposure: 1/60th @ F32.
Lighting: Subject placed in light tent and lit from above with one Alien Bees B800 studio strobe in a 22" white lined beauty dish with diffusion sock @ full power. Strobe triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers.
Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method. 12 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Kodak indicator stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo rinse.
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. Cropped in Lightroom 4.