Today's 4x5 for 365 project entry continues on with shots of items from my vintage analog photography collection. This is my Yashica Electro 35 GSN rangefinder. They were first introduced in 1973. It's a solid rangefinder that could easily be used as a self-defense weapon if needed. It features aperture priority mode with shutter speeds from 30 seconds to 1/500th plus bulb mode. The rangefinder is coupled with auto parallax correction. It supports film ASAs from 25 through 1000. It originally took the mercury PX32 batteries but this one has been modified with a battery conversion kit from the "Yashica Guy" so that it now takes modern 4LR44 batteries. It also features a hot shoe, self-timer and battery check lamp. The Yashinon 45mm F1.7 lens is very sharp though not interchangeable. I use this rangefinder primarily for street photography. The only weakness I can note would be the film advance lever does have a pretty long throw but I have gotten used to that.
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.