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Category: Large format

Snowy Magnolia with the classic combo of Graflex Speed Graphic and Aero-Ektar 178mm F/2.5

First snow covering the magnolia in our garden on January 6th 2021.

This is one of my very first shots taken with the 4×5 large format camera – a 1941 Graflex Speed Graphic and 1943 Kodak Aero-Ektar 178mm F/2.5 aerial lens. Both the lens and camera are American and from the era of second world war.

I shot the magnolia tree on our backyard both wide open and slightly stopped down (above) to F/5.6 and due to the shot with larger DOF i chose the above one.

While not having a proper film scanner for large format, this was “scanned” with Nikon Z6 and 55mm micro-nikkor lens using Philips bright light for illumination.

The shot is taken on Kodak TMAX-100 and home developed with Adox Rodinal + Adofix, using SP-445 developing tank.

This was not supposed to be the “final” scan from the negative – please forgive the white blobs from the film holder (aka my fingers) on the top left corner.

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