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5x4 Film Users?


joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 1:42PM
Anyone out there still use 5x4 film and setup to process film?

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joolsb e2
10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
26 Oct 2011 1:50PM
I use 5x4 but don't process my own...
26 Oct 2011 4:03PM
I do both. Hoping to start taking and processing a few more 10x8's as well when I get more timeSmile
26 Oct 2011 10:18PM
I do - black and white only.
keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 11:00PM
Once in a while.
4x5 and other LF formats.
B&W film, using a Patterson orbital processor now, and either daylight contact printing or scan and inkjet.
Snapper e2
9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
27 Oct 2011 10:39PM
I also do b&w with a Paterson Orbital from 5x4 up to wholeplate, but not very often this past year or so. Sad I bought a Jobo CPE2 for doing colour transparencies as well, but again haven't got round to doing that.
MickS e2
9 23 14 England
29 Nov 2011 10:44PM
I use 5x4 and used to procerss my own. I suffereed a stroke in February and I'm not so sure I have the manipulative skills back to develop my own.
Not long started. I bought a Patterson orbital processor off ebay and modified it myself.

Here is an explanation of the proccess but you should find lots more if you google.

I modified mine by simply putting some spots of epoxy resin in the bottom, just enough to stop the sheet film sticking to the bottom of the processor. You can do 4 4x5 sheets at once and you only require very small amounts of chemicals. I haven't got the motor base but it's easy enough to agitate without.
thewilliam 6 4.9k
13 Jan 2012 3:40PM
I process mono 5x4 in a GEPE tank, When I had a proper darkroom/lab, I did half-plate mono in trays and C41 in the tank line.

Provided you're organised, it's very straightforward but you can read the Ansel Adams books for some excellent practical advice.
Snapper e2
9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
13 Jan 2012 5:49PM
Speedgraphic have a kit of the MOD filmholder and a Paterson multireel tank for 59.95 highlighted in their January newsletter. That webpage also has a link to a video demo showing how this works.
thefizz e2
10 353
17 Jan 2012 1:41PM
Snapper e2
9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
17 Jan 2012 6:34PM

Quote:Cheaper here: http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByGroup.asp?PrGrp=1082


That's 44.50 for the MOD54 alone and then an extra 24.52 for the Paterson tank, so a total of 69.02 compared to Speedgraphic's 59.95. Haven't checked the p&p though.
thefizz e2
10 353
18 Jan 2012 9:41AM

Quote:Cheaper here: http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByGroup.asp?PrGrp=1082

That's 44.50 for the MOD54 alone and then an extra 24.52 for the Paterson tank, so a total of 69.02 compared to Speedgraphic's 59.95. Haven't checked the p&p though.



Spot on, didn't cop that.
classcams e2
5 117
28 Jan 2012 10:04AM
I have a chest freezer full of film, 35mm b/w, c41, e6, 120 ditto. I know that I will never use it, but I haven`t the balls to throw it all out. Many box`s of paper to suit. SQ, RB67, 6BR7, MAMIYA 220 and 330 twin lens cameras complete with the full range of twin lens. 6 studio flashes, 12 brollies , even a 6 foot tripod. When I pop off Iam determined to take them with with me.

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