4x5 for 365 project (80/365)

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.