Congratulations, you will love this outfit. You mentioned three lenses, what are they?
Sweet ! You will have fun. Hard to tell from pics if it is 4x5 or 8x10 ?
Now look for a decent used Large Format Nikkor lens.
It is a 4x5 Toyo View D45G, came with 3 lenses, 210mm f5.6 Schneider, 90mm Super Angulon Schneider and 150mm f5.6 Schneider. He also threw in a huge box of assorted filters and gels. The fellow I bought this outfit from is retiring and wanted it to go to a good home. I think that Patty and I will make good use of it. He also gave me a lot of film, unfortunately a lot of it is Ektachrome, so I'll have to buy more B&W. Freestyle has good prices on Arista.edu, so I'll probably go with that. I have about 50 sheets right now to play with. I also have some 4x5 direct positive paper that I was going to use on a pinhole project, I'll probably try some of it with the new camera.Hey, cool Michael! Too bad they stopped making Polaroid film. Although expensive, it is (was) the best way to learn view camera technique. Perhaps if you seek out photo stores, you will find someplace that still has it stock. I think there is at least one store here that has quite a bit 4x5 Polaroid sheet film left.
Or you could shoot trix or hp5. Both of those are easy to shoot, and have enough latitude to make learning fun. You would want to find a daylight tank to develop it in, cause the whole trays in the dark thing is ... messy.
Mine is also an f/8. I can live with it. It is mounted on a recessed board and I also have a bag bellows. coolYour scanner should work just fine. I have used a tube for film processing, and the only thing you will need to do (besides all the steps) is be sure the emulsion faces in. I have also shot a bit of ektachrome. Lemme tell ya, noting looks quite as amazing as a large format transparency! Give it about a third less exposure than you would negative film, because it will lighten up as you will be shining light through it.
What f-stop is your superangulon. I have an f/8, but I really wish it was faster!
I have managed to scan MRI films, you know how big they are. I used a light box over the top of the scanner and used it as a regular flatbed. It worked, kinda. I was quite surprised by the quality of the scan for a jury rig operation.Sweet camera Mike. Have fun! Chris, the V500 won't do 4X5!
I'll do it this way if the former doesn't work with this scanner :wink:I used to do LF on a 1600 - it had only a 35mm strip light. Scan a strip, move the neg, scan the next strip ... then stitch them all together like a panorama!
I used the film pack version of it when it first came out. I loved it. It was worth the bother of carrying the bucket of sulfite solution to clear the negs. I may spring for it, but I can't afford it right now. We spent a bundle on the camera, and film and other stuff. I still have to catalog the filters that came with this outfit.That 55 is damn nice film though, but at four bucks a shot - it had better be! But remember, that price gets you the film, development and a contact print all in one!