I am using Arista edu 100 iso (rebadged fomapan) 4x5 film because it is economical. Please see attached image and technique used:
I took these Dandelion Seeds with my 4x5inch view camera at 10x using a reversed 50mm f/1.4 minolta lens on about 500mm of bellows extension the marked aperture was f/16 giving an effective aperture of f/176. The resolution does not equal a stacked digital equivalent but the scanned black and white negative @3200dpi gives an image that will print to 130x100cm @300dpi. Plus it has the film look which I still appreciate. The film that I use is the economical Arista edu 100 iso (rebadged fomapan a classic czech film dating from the 1920s developed in dilute rodinal).
Long live film,
Peter Kinchington (
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