kf095 wrote in post #17147018
My Speed Graphic with Ektar lens cost me well under 200. But it is Anniversary.
And it is RF camera.
Cost of 4x5 are actually not what high. Taking picture is very slow, you can't take a lot of them. I haven't finished my first 25 pack after first five weeks. I'm also taking less pictures with 135 and 120.
You could also use 120 film back in 4x5 and still benefit from movements.
Yeah, I thought the price was a bit high as well, although I find that the store is almost always open to negotiation on their prices.
I figure if I shoot mostly Delta 100, it'll cost somewhere in the area of $4.90 per shot (until I have enough room to start self-developing, which would be a fast way to drop costs) which I suppose isn't too bad. Unless I'm traveling, I tend to shoot 35mm slowly, usually only 2-3 rolls per month, so I imagine a box of 25 would last me a month or two anyway...
taemo wrote in post #17148449
i don't own a speed graphic but for you i would recommend a real view camera where you can do all lens movement possible. would serve very well for your B&W work.
join largeformat forum and visit their classified sections, you can find some cheap view cameras in there.
there was a calumet 4x5 view camera going for $100 there before, but that's just the bellows.
you'll also need
-4x5 film holders
I'm waiting for the next batch of Wanderlust cameras as eventually I would like to travel with 4x5https://wanderlustcameras.com/
just not with my Toyo 45CF
I think I'll wait until I find something with more movements. I actually spent a few hours reading through largeformat forum last night, and will join later today. And funnily enough, I also happened on the Wanderlust cameras yesterday as well! It looked like an interesting idea, and I'll be keeping my eye on them as well.
On a random note, do you know if there are any stores where you can still buy sheets of Velvia 50 in North America? I'd like to try shooting some 4x5 slides along with B&W, but I only see Velvia 100 and Provia, despite Fuji's site indicating that 50 is still around in 4x5...
That first photo is awesome! Have you printed any 4x5 work yet?