Fabulous Film Fridays – January 21, 2011
I shot the photo above with Linny, my Linhof 6×12 Technorama 6×12 PC II (sound impressive eh?). The camera takes medium format film and gives a negative or slide that is 6×12 cm in size. So technically, it’s a panorama camera that uses a pretty big chunk of film. The Linhof has interchangeable lenses but I only have the 80mm lens which is like using a 28mm wide angle lens on a 35mm camera and cropping from the top and bottom (or the sides in the case of a vertical photo). I used Fujichrome Velvia 50 slide film for this 15 second shot at f32. Velvia turns really blue under twilight exposures but I think the blue enhances the mood of the photo. I scanned the image into digital form using an Imacon FlexTight Photo slide scanner. I tried to match the digital version you see here with what the slide looks like on the light table. Long live Velvia!