So goodbye to faux panos. Made in the camera from now on with the yesterday arrived Fuji GX617. 2.25" high by almost 7" wide negatives. Enough film to go more than several feet wide printed. Lots more native ones and zeros than anything digital in 2016. Most owners create landscapes on color slide film with it — so contrarian logic says do anything but.
A roll consumed on the way down the block for a Martini last night and another roll on the Frederick County Barn Tour today. Turns out the barns wern't all that thrilling and the hundreds of DSLR owners sufficiently documented those, so the contrarian processes begins. Two rolls of color (supposed to be eight total snaps but I think I blew at least two) to get developed tomorrow. Also shot 1/2 dozen sheets of 4x5 in an architecturalish way — those may get developed in the AM as well.
The 4x5s were all on a tripod and the panos all handheld. The Martini shots look more like after than before — but weren't. Some focus problems with those, kept forgetting to focus by distance as the viewer is always in focus with this camera. Also, may need to do some revisionist thinking about depth of field and apertures. The Martini wides look sort of ok until close attention is paid to the vertical. It is in focus and it really shows. I presume lots of pixels will cover up focusing sins when viewed small but will be obvious when large.
Anyway was lots of fun. I think I see somthing like 3 wide and 1 high, like the camera, so will be interesting to see if I can up my game.
The color stuff got developed. The roll with a blown shot was fine, I must have misfed the film into the developing reel and screwed all of the images on the other. Oh, well need to be more careful. That goes for the 4x5 too with a double exposure over what was likely to be the best of those for the day. All posted on smugmug. The panos were on Portra 400 and the 4x5s on Ektar 100.
As always click on the images above to see the rest. Only a few, 617 means four shots per roll of film.