Like most large format photographers, I started shooting large format with a 4×5″ monorail camera, but the bulk of my LF work was shot on a wood 8×10″ field camera, and then a 4×10″ panorama camera. The 4×10 is a rather weird format at the best of times — and the subject of this article! […]
Shot 100 years ago: Developing Kodak Premo-Pack 4×5 film from a Rochester Premo B camera ~ by Salvador Busquets One of the most fascinating things I’ve found by collecting cameras is that from time to time, there is some exposed — but not developed — film or glass plate. They often have spent decades inside […]
Wood is out, replaced by anodised aluminium and 3D printed parts. Say hello to the Intrepid Camera’s Black Edition 4×5. The camera is the latest creation from the UK based company whose offices are just a few hundred meters from Brighton’s Palace Pier. The new camera, available in limited quantities starting March 27th, is a […]
I lived most of my life in São Paulo, Brazil, with its 20+ million people. I have photographed São Paulo in many different ways, but ever since I got a box of expired 16×20” lith film I have imagined shooting large landscape negatives with lots of details and contrast, this is a small tale about […]
In this article, I will be guiding you through the construction of a simple pinhole camera out of a cardboard box, which uses photographic paper to make photographs.
Flawless finish, consistent operation and engineered like a fine timepiece, the BOMM V810 is a wonder of thought, effort and passion…and my new 8×10 workhorse.
This isn’t so much of a review, more of a first-impressions-comparison. My experience with different 4×5, large format cameras is minimal, having bought an MPP Mark VIII a few years back and stuck with it.
After my first exposure to working with large format sheet film in a DIY pinhole camera, I decided to explore this line of film photography a bit further.
It sounds very grand when you tell people that you are having a field camera made for you. I certainly felt grand and excited when I placed my order for an Intrepid 4×5 with blue bellows and lens board.
Today I’m going to be reviewing my Nagaoka 4×5, a compact 4×5 field camera designed and built in the 1970’s by Nagaoka Seisakusho in Tokyo.
I’d like to introduce you to Grouchy the TRASHcam.
Grouchy began life as a standard steel trash can from Home Depot but it wasn’t long before it became obvious to me that Grouchy had character and was too good for