First results on 4×5 Large Format

Ilford HP5+ at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds.
This is of course a pretty boring landscape with nothing to attract the attention or to lock the image down, yet it is important to me as it is the first shot I did with my 4×5 Large Format camera and it came out pretty good! Over the last months I have been posting a few images shot with this camera and I have had a few failures: Don’t pull the darkslide out when you still have your lens open, or make sure to insert the filmholder from the correct side, but overall it has been a tremendous success and it has taught me so much about photography that I took for granted. As a bonus, all of a sudden the Zone System makes a lot of sense as you can adjust development for each negative. 🙂

Shot on Ilford HP5+ at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds.

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: Cambo SC 4×5 Monorail
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

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