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Closeish up shot of lichens on a small oak at Snelsmore Country Park, New Year's Day. About as close as I could get a controlled focus of the 135mm lens -- slightly under the 300mm max extension of the camera (the problem is that at 1:1 and closer for every mm closer you move the camera you need more than 1mm extra extension, and the focussing of the Intrepid isn't that smooth at extreme extensions). 

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Detail (at the scan scale) 

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It all sounds very complicated James, and it's always interesting to see your film images. Is this using the Intrepid 4x5inch large format camera?

I think I might stick to my DSLR....

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1 hour ago, Ryewolf said:

It all sounds very complicated James, and it's always interesting to see your film images. Is this using the Intrepid 4x5inch large format camera?

Yes, it is with the Intrepid large format camera. It's a much more deliberate process than digital or even 35mm, though it isn't as complicated as it looks as if it will be. Macro is a little bit more tricky than landscapes and I'm still getting the hang of it.

For walks with photos I tend to stick to 35mm, and for wildlife digital is much easier, but when the main aim is photography then medium and large format comes to their own. The Intrepid is nice in that it's very light by LF standards so carrying it around the woods is actually lighter than the DSLR with the big birding lens.

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19 minutes ago, JamesT said:

actually lighter than the DSLR with the big birding lens

I know what you mean the big Sigma 150-600mm I have is a fair ole weight and more once you add the camera as well.

I assume with these large format cameras it all done using tripods?

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16 minutes ago, Ryewolf said:

I assume with these large format cameras it all done using tripods?

Normally yes. There are some folks who use press cameras hand-held. I use the same tripod for both but the tilt-pan head I use for LF is lighter than the gimbal for wildlife (I do sometimes use a monopod and rigid mount for wildlife -- it goes in phases; if I've been missing shots with one I'll try the other next time).

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