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5x4 Film Users?


joshwa e2
4 605 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2011 1:42PM
Anyone out there still use 5x4 film and setup to process film?

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joolsb 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
WilliamRoar 7 188 United Kingdom
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 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 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.
13 Jan 2012 2:39PM
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 4.7k
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 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 10 353
17 Jan 2012 1:41PM
Snapper 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 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 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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