No more 4×5 for me

January 21, 2008 | Category: Lighting, Photography

Last night I made the tough realization that I need to sell off ALL of my 4×5 stuff 🙁 I just haven’t been doing any large format stuff lately and being a starving 24 year old that basically eats crap for camera equipment, I’ve decided to cut down my kit. Plus the cost for 4×5 e6 development is like $2-$3 a shot!

And since I converted my darkroom into a digital printing/matting room/office, I figured I’d ditch film all together.

In preparation for the online auctions I’ll be putting together, I did some nice product shots of the equipment. Below is my 180mm APO Rodenstock lens.


Rodenstock APO-Sironar-N 180mm f/5.6


Here is the setup:

The Setup

Basically, I’ve got two strobes through softboxes on either side of the lens, which is sitting on a clear piece of glass I borrowed from a frame. The glass is on top of black velvet. To give a really nice clean specular, I placed some foamcore behind the lens and shot a speedlight into it.

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  1. Randy Jones
    on July 9th, 2008

    Superb lighting, gives the final shot plenty of impact. I’m impressed.

  2. Tyler Paul Photography
    on December 28th, 2010

    So i live in the Sacramento area and still have all my old 4×5 gear, amazing toyoview, but the lab the a really trust is in santa barbara and I dont trust myself with color processing, Where did you take your stuff in Reno?

  3. Dan Newton
    on December 30th, 2010

    When I shot 4×5, there was a good lab called Reno color lab. As far as I know, they have closed down since. Gordon’s is the only other lab in town and they send their 4×5 out to a lab in California called Swans.