Who Needs A Lensbaby When You Have A 4×5 Camera

A couple of images from a foray with my 4×5 camera with a 6×7 rollback on it.

It always amuses me that when I havent used my 4×5 for a while I have a tendency to over do it a bit… Here are 2 prime examples 🙂

Cambo 4×5 Camera, Linhof 90mm Lens, Fuji Velvia 100 ISO Film


8 responses

  1. There is no overdoing it with a 4×5 – nice photographs 🙂

    12/09/2010 at 10:44

  2. Nice to see another film shooter. If I had the money, I’d so shoot large format.

    12/09/2010 at 11:17

    • Film Rocks! Although at $12 NZ per shot on 4×5 film the 6×7 roll back is getting more light than the darkslides.

      12/09/2010 at 17:06

  3. I would like to see the shed’s with the focal plane running with the face rather than against it, and I’m not sure if to camera left is the beach, but to reframe it with the sand and waves out of focus. Enough to still keep the power poles defocused.

    If keeping the original framing and composition, then how about dodging out power poles and the shed’s at the edges to prevent the eye wandering of the image.

    Having said that I love the exposure and colour saturation

    Everyone’s a critic. 🙂

    12/09/2010 at 13:12

    • Before I start this is not a perfect image by any means and me and Shannon go way back (he has the kit that I want to have but cant afford)

      Critisism is always welcome.

      Good points….But…. Cant resist….

      I did think of running the focal plane against the front of the sheds but decided the “all in focus” thing looked kinda boring and that I decided to pick out the seat with all the junk on it as the point of focus (which I might add that I missed by about 30cm of focus 🙂 )

      If you look at the shadows you can see that the sun is high and to the let of the frame which would have given quite a bit of lens flare due to the condition of the 90mm lens I was using so was discounted. It was also howling a gale and my dark cloth kept blowing over my head when ever I tried to go in that direction.

      And lastly… FILM… They were in the photo so they stayed in the photo 🙂
      Next time you are over let me demonstate


      Have you entered Photo5 this year yet?

      12/09/2010 at 17:23

  4. Yesterday we had the spring fair on in town, and the kids were sitting down on the sidewalk eating snow cones when a lady in her mid-thirties asked if it was ok if her father took a photo of my children. I said nodded said “no worries”, and he backed up and framed a shot with his leica M9+summicron 90F2, ironically she then commented on my “nice camera” and I laughed and responded that mine was a toy in comparison.

    Still watching his posture, framing and then looking at the images on the back of the M9 afterwards – I thought how my dad’s new Carrera 4S is wasted on a sixty year old.

    I remember Krispin being stunned from the great photo you took with his camera phone a couple of years ago. We all know the gear helps, but it doesn’t make a photograph.

    Your blog sits on my RSS feed and safari top sites, such is the extent I enjoy vicariously experiencing craft through you, so next time I’m in NZ I’ll take you up on your kind offer.


    12/09/2010 at 21:49

  5. Thats possibly the nicest things anyone has said about my photography…. Cheers
    Oh…And if you ever mug the guy with the M9, get bored of your equipment or your dad doesnt want his Carrera…. You know where I am.

    12/09/2010 at 22:12

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