Hiking in Santa Fe with the Intrepid 4×5

Earlier this month I went with a group of close friends out to Santa Fe for a multi-day hike and decided I really really wanted to take the Intrepid 4×5. It ended up being about 8-10lbs worth of gear including 2 film holders, changing bag, 3 filters, my Fujinon 150mm …

Comparing 6×6 and 4×5 Formats With Pinball

So I have yet to share my results from the hiking trip I went on with some good friends of mine earlier this month. The results weren’t quite what I was hoping for but I definitely learned some things along the way. I initially had a hard time scanning in …

Unfairly Comparing Ektar 100 to PANF

I only shot 1 color roll up in Colorado, mostly of mountain views from the car – but we did have time to stroll around Pearl Street in Boulder. I managed to get the same church in both Ektar 100 and PANF (granted at different times of the day) which …

Colorado In Black and White

Some of my favorite photos from our recent trip up to Colorado. We visited Devil’s Thumb/Winter Park and Boulder. I took mostly FP4 but tried to compare FP4 and Delta 100 in 4×5 to see which I might like better if I could take only one (I have yet to …

Trying out P30 Again, This Time With XTOL

Earlier this week I threw in a roll of P30 in my X-700 to try out. I’ve been trying to get outdoors a bit more since it is Springtime and also trying to prepare for an upcoming hike. It seemed like a good time to try out some P30 with …

Ferrania P30, First Impressions

I have been waiting a long time to shoot P30 and last week I finally had my chance. We took a cruise to the Caribbean and while I mostly shot color film, I made an effort to shoot some P30. I had intended on shooting 2 rolls, but what I …

Tuscon In Color (Negative)

Last week I traveled to Tuscon with the TeamSnap crew but managed to spare a little bit of time to expose some film. While I took a number of photos using Velvia 50, I’m waiting to develop those for a bit since I’ll likely be shooting Velvia next week as …

My Turntable in 4×5 – Print vs Negative Scan

Last night was another extremely fun and reasonably successful session in my darkroom. Though my main goal was to test out my Speed-EZ 5×7 easel, I ended up doing some contact printing of some of my 4×5 negatives. I figured out it’s much easier to simply cut down a 5×7 …

The Making of An Open Source Dev Controller

Last weekend I got the itch to write some Arduino code, mostly for fun. I wanted to see how much code it might take to write a controller to help with various tasks during film development. Specifically heating water (and tracking it’s temperature), rotating a tank (and changing directions periodically), …