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easyexposure said
I like the second image a bit more. It has a bit less contrast and more details in the shadows. Did you do anything to images in post? Is it a scan of the print of film?   

I scanned the negatives in with my flatbed scanner.  Since the scanner can’t do 4×5 natively, I had to do the negative in strips.  Then i opened the strips on Photoshop and did a photomerge to put them together.

THen I imported iinto Lightroom.

Changed the white and black points, raised the shadows.  Basic stuff really.

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Cool! Thanks for sharing, Brian! 

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Brian,

Congrats with the purchase of your 4×5 camera. 

Have you tried looking on eBay for replacement bellows, I am pretty sure you can find something that will work to fix your camera.

I have two 4×5 cameras myself, I have the same problem with scanning. The scanner I have will not scan anything larger than 120 so I don’t bother scanning at all. I am just contact printing black and whites for now, but saving for Epson V850 scanner.

I don’t know what development tank you use. I recently got SP-445 Compact and am very happy with it. It uses very little chemistry 500ml like you would for a roll of 120 film. Black and white chemistry is cheap but when developing c41 or e6 don’t want to waist that chemistry. The only negative thing about this tank is it only takes 4 sheets at a time but with 4×5 I rarely shoot more in a day anyways.

Here is the link for it 

https://shop.stearmanpress.com/products/sp-445-compact-4×5-film-processing-system

Also if you can get your hand on a Polaroid back and some fuji peel apart film FP 100c I really recommend you give it a try It is a ton of fun.

 

Here are my 4×5 cameras

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And this is one example of some tri-x its just a photo of a negative on a light table taken with an iphone

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Congrats with the purchase of your 4×5 camera. 

Have you tried looking on eBay for replacement bellows, I am pretty sure you can find something that will work to fix your camera.

I have two 4×5 cameras myself, I have the same problem with scanning. The scanner I have will not scan anything larger than 120 so I don’t bother scanning at all. I am just contact printing black and whites for now, but saving for Epson V850 scanner.

I don’t know what development tank you use. I recently got SP-445 Compact and am very happy with it. It uses very little chemistry 500ml like you would for a roll of 120 film. Black and white chemistry is cheap but when developing c41 or e6 don’t want to waist that chemistry. The only negative thing about this tank is it only takes 4 sheets at a time but with 4×5 I rarely shoot more in a day anyways.

 

Thank you!  I actually have ordered a bellows replacement, and the camera is now having the bellows replaced with the one.  Should have it back by the end of the week.

I bought a SP445 tank, and it works great!

Also if you can get your hand on a Polaroid back and some fuji peel apart film FP 100c I really recommend you give it a try It is a ton of fun.

I might look into that down the road, but for now I will just stick with regular film.  I have been research new55 4×5 peel-apart film but it is VERY expensive.

Your cameras look awesome!

And this is one example of some tri-x its just a photo of a negative on a light table taken with an iphone

What a lovely shot!!!  So rich!  You should print that out and put it on the wall Cool

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Some more shots with the Omega 45D

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Brian, Looks like you are having fun with your new camera and taking it places! 

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easyexposure said
Brian, Looks like you are having fun with your new camera and taking it places!   

I sure am, and I am totally loving it!!

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