A&P 4x5....

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by jared_IRL, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    So, this new class i'm in requires me to shoot a bunch in 4x5...

    Didn't see this coming...

    Tips? Tutorials?

    I imagine i'll be using some sort of view camera setup... No idea on the specifics though...
     
  2. mojito

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    very qeird at first. If you aren't traveling far with it, I'd get a full size, if you can manipulate both ends the amount of stuff you can do with it is increased.

    I liked my horseman, but toyo and sinar are good too.

    210m = 85mm in 35mm

    get a long cable release.
    Need:
    bag
    cable release
    good 4x-10x loupe
    polaroid back (I used it for both polaroids and the film using quick loads. more expensive but way faster to shoot with and easier to keep track of what was shot on it)
    dark cloth
    good solid tripod
    film holders
    light meter
    timer/watch that displays seconds
    level
    tape measure


    most of it just comes with practice. film loading is a bitch, which is why I like the quick loads, but its almost a dollar more a shot.
     
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  4. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    :werd:

    besides initial cost for the gear
    its $2-3 per chrome or B&W, 2.50 per polaroid (often more than 1 per shot), 1.89 for proccessing a chrome, and thats all per shot, usually you take more than 1 in case you need to push or pull it or whatever else.
     
  5. Hippy

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    yea count on 2-3 poloroids + 3 sheets of film per shoot. thats at the min.

    you can sometimes nail it on the first poloroid once u have some exp with it.

    4x5 is very fun to shoot.
     

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