I'm still working out an awful lot of the details on exposure, development and contact printing with this 8x10 setup but here's the first contact print from an image I created with my newly refurbished 1918 Eastman View No 2 8x10 wooden field camera. It's the remains of the creepy looking double outhouse at the Werleys Corner One-Room Schoolhouse in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The 8x10 negative has astonishing detail to it and generally good tonality but the contact print really has not captured that in the way I had hoped. I'll be trying a few different things on the next attempt to see if I can nail down that side of the equation. I'm also largely underwhelmed with the reflective scan output that the Epson V600 end up producing. So much to try, so much to learn all over again. A much bigger tool in the photography toolbox.
1918 Eastman View No 2 8x10 large format wooden field camera.
300 mm Commercial-Astragon f6.3 Lens in Copal 3 shutter.
Kodak Ektascan B/RA single-sided X-Ray film shot at ISO 100.
Exposure was 1 second at F45.
Developed in Adox Rodinal 1:100 dilution for 6 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius using Beseler 8x10 color print drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base.
Printed in 8x10 contact printing frame under Omega D2 enlarger.
Developed in Liquidol 1+9 dilution.
TF5 Rapid Fixer.
Contact print scanned with Epson V600 in reflective mode.