View Full Version : Four firsts ... in 5x7

29-Feb-2008, 12:48
It's the first time I've used the B&L 12" f7.7 projector lens I got from Jim Galli late last year. And the first time I've used the Packard shutter I got from Matt Blais, oh, so many months ago.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/restoration/th_IMGP4185_copy.jpg (http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/restoration/IMGP4185_copy.jpg)

And the first time I've used the new 5x7 reducing back I made for the Triple Victo Whole Plate camera.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/restoration/th_IMGP4758_copy.jpg (http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/restoration/IMGP4758_copy.jpg)

And fourthly, it's the first time I've used 5x7 film in over a year.

Bausch & Lomb 12" f7.7, /3, Fortepan 200, dev'd in Rodinal 1+50.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/still_life/th_080229_fort200_01.jpg (http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/still_life/080229_fort200_01.jpg)

Rodenstock APO-Ronar 360mm f9, /2, Fortepan 200, dev'd in Rodinal 1+50.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/still_life/th_080229_fort200_02.jpg (http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a119/Sandeha/still_life/080229_fort200_02.jpg)

29-Feb-2008, 13:25
Nice stiff. I have seen the 5x7 reducing backs for 8x10 cameras, but wondered what you felt the advantages were (over just shooting 8x10). Or is it just something fun to do?

29-Feb-2008, 13:38
Just being practical ... I couple of years ago I made a 5x7 extension back for my 4x5, but it was seriously limiting because I couldn't get any decent bellows extension for close-ups. So ... sensible option was to make a reducing back for the WP.

Now I can use the rest of the box of film. :)

29-Feb-2008, 17:30
Now that I can enlarge 5x7, I have been paying more attention to the format. If I tried it, a reducing back would be the quickest way in to the format for me. I have this 5x7 lens in search of a camera... http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=30826