From: Erick Hufschmid (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 11/27/01-04:46:27 PM Z
who made the 20 x 24 holders?
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De: Sandy King <email@example.com>
Enviado: Monday, November 26, 2001 5:51 PM
Asunto: Experience with 20X24 format
> Hi folks,
> In this day of digital equipment I suspect that most of you will
> consider that the use of a 20X24" format camera is "alternative"
> photography. Which gives me justification to post the following
> Yesterday, with the aid of Sam Wang, I took a real live 20X24" camera
> into the field and made four negatives, using the FP4+ like film from
> PhotoWarehouse. Sam's help was invaluable because the camera, which
> is a home-made field camera after the Nagaoka, weighs about 50 pounds
> and it can be something of a bear to get on the tripod. I was pleased
> to find that my Manfrotto 3036 tripod and 3039 head, though not rated
> for this weight, supported the camera very well.
> I used three lenses for the four negatives, including a 480mm Dagor
> and a 450mm Nikkor-M and was really surprised to find out that the
> Nikkor-M covered the format and even allowed for a bit of movement.
> The negatives were developed in Pyrocat-HD for 15 minutes, based on a
> scene with a SBR of about 5. The only problem I had was a small light
> leak caused by movement of the holders on re-insertion of the dark
> slide after exposure. Actually, what I did was insert the slide
> between the camera and holder, thus pushing the holder slightly out
> and allowing light to pass. Silly thing to do but on the vertical the
> top of the holder was a foot over the top of my head and the
> insertion point thus not visible.
> Sandy King
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