First Day of School

With my roll film supply running out and a dead battery in the digital camera, I was left with either doing first day of school pictures on my phone or my Crown Graphic 4×5 camera. I chose the latter. I loaded up my film holders with sheets of Bergger Pancro 400 which I got for my birthday and had yet to use. I used a piece of string tied to the camera to pre-focus as the kids wouldn’t stand still… plus, the school bus was coming so I had to work quickly. Developed these last night and am quite pleased with the results. I might prefer this film stock to HP5 in 4×5. Check out previous years First Day of School photos.

Camera: Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4×5
Lens: Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7
Film: Bergger Pancro 400
Shutter Speed: 1/50s
Aperture: f/8
Developer: Kodak HC-110 (Dilution B) @ 20.6C for 8:34 minutes
Scanner: Epson V850


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