4x5 Kodachrome, World War 2

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Phoropter, May 3, 2012.

  1. Phoropter

    Phoropter Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 21, 2012
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  2. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    Interesting stuff. My first thoughts were, 'the lighting setup must be something to see!' Kodachrome of that era must be about iso25 or so, and those shots don't look like they were shot wide open, so I'm thinking f11 or f16 for 4x5, so either those flashbulbs really going, or the hot lights were really hot.
  3. Psus4

    Psus4 New to Mu-43

    Apr 4, 2012
    Those colors are just fantastic. Thanks for the link.
  4. Psus4

    Psus4 New to Mu-43

    Apr 4, 2012
  5. grantb

    grantb Mu-43 Veteran

    I was just looking at these the other day. Fantastic!
  6. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Yeah, saw this last week or so. I absolutely adore the colors.
    Gonna try to see if I can play around with Aperture settings to get a preset like this...
  7. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    Now that's what I call a "Full Frame" sensor! :biggrin:
  8. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 29, 2011
    Bummer - no exif data.
  9. Jimbo3rd

    Jimbo3rd Photog GoGo

    Mar 10, 2011
    Central Florida/Disney area
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    Jim Sullivan
    Was looking forward to seeing all the pics. Only #3, 5 and 9 came up. Many years ago I had a 4x5 Spreed Graphic and on a very few special occations I shot 4x5 Kodachrome. In fact that was my second camera, the first being a 127 Kodak Brownie.
  10. fgbrault

    fgbrault Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    Thanks. Terrific images.
  11. Phoropter

    Phoropter Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 21, 2012
    Interesting point on film speed. I found a source (wikipedia) that said it was either 8 if a daylight film or 10 if B type. Considering that it was 4x5, the photographer probably was at f16-32. Lighting was an issue. In the 70's to 90's when I used it we had 25 and 64 about 2-3 stops faster.

    It is humbling to think of the color quality that was available 70+ years ago.