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Just wondered if any large format shooters were here, and if so, do any of you use X-Ray film?? Met a most interesting man this week who does use said film.
 
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4x5 Zone 6, 90 110, 135, 180 210, 300 mm lenses.

No x ray film. Color in past, now tri x.

Color has become a pain increasingly since around 1980. Chems and paper harder and harder to get. Less and less choice.

I long as I can mix D76, I will keep it up.
 
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What does it cost to shoot a 4 x 5 , and I can bet you triple check you settings, sometimes In think I need to pretend I am shooting with film. I can remember going on a 7/10 vacation, with only 10 to 20 rolls of film for my 35 and MF.
The X-Ray shots are interesting, but so far they do not excite me. I need to look for some more examples.
 
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Jim's a friend of mine. Not only does he use x-ray film but he prints using the old carbon transfer technique (in fact he just finished giving a workshop on it this week-end) and he builds his own view cameras. Here's a shot i did of him framed in the frame of a camera he was building.

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Here's a link to his website. Also, if you're on Facebook you could friend him and have a chat with him. He's a great guy and loves to discuss his methods and materials! http://www.carbonartphotography.com/bio.html
 
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Thanks all for the links, this B&W technique is very interesting, very specalised, does not look like anything you jump into on a whim.

If anyone is on the Large Format Forum, invite UNCLE JIM , to come visit. He is the gentleman I met in Atlanta Ga. an all to brief encounter, our conversation gathered in a young lady who used to do a lot of photography, I gave him the Café address. I am impressed by some these pics, did not thuinl X-ray would give such a range of B&W
 
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What does it cost to shoot a 4 x 5 , and I can bet you triple check you settings, sometimes In think I need to pretend I am shooting with film. I can remember going on a 7/10 vacation, with only 10 to 20 rolls of film for my 35 and MF.
The X-Ray shots are interesting, but so far they do not excite me. I need to look for some more examples.

In Japan for Velvia 50 a 4x5 transparency comes to about $10 per (film and developing at a pro lab), so, yes, I pretty much triple check everything.
 
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I've started using x-ray film in my 5x7. I can buy a 100 sheet box of x-ray film for about $28. A 50 sheet box of 5x7 Kodak TXP 320 will cost about $155. I guess I can put up with the x-ray stuff at this price. :smile:
 
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I have not used my Tachihara 4x5 in a long time. Velvia 50 is about $130 for a 20-pack and I think might be discontinued. Ilford varies by type of course. 125 ISO FP4 is about $40 for a 25-pack
 
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Wow, no wonder folks use x-ray film. If anyone see Uncle Jim on the LFF telling I said hi, met him in Atlanta, I can not contact him through the LFF, guess I have to post a bit, and they are out of my league, all I could do ask questions. It has been interesting learning about all this.
 

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