Cameras and Associated Equipment:

 

Today, my work is done with a 4x5 view camera and a digital SLR. My field kit consists of the following:

 

  • Chamonix 045N-2, weighing approximately three pounds.

  • 90mm f-8 Nikkor in Copal-0

  • 135mm f-5.6 Fujinon in Copal-0

  • 180mm f-5.6 Fujinon in Copal-0

  • 210mm f-5.6 Schneider Symmar-S in Copal-1

  • 210mm f-4.5 Schneider Xenar in Copal -3

  • 300mm f-9 Nikkor in Copal-1

  • Pentax 1 Digital Spot Meter

  • Minolta Spotmeter-F, 1

  • Toyo 3.5x Loupe

  • Toyo Dark Cloth

  • Manfrotto 055CXPro3 Carbon Fiber tripod with Kaiser 'Medium' Ball Head and Arca-Swiss clamp

  • Filters most often used are B&W Pro Series 81-b, polarizer, and Singh-Ray Graduated Neutral Density filters.

  • PhotoBackpacker Kelty Redwing P-1 with custom cases.

I also use a Nikon DSLR. The kit consists of the following:

 

  • Nikon D-7100 camera

  • 16-85mm DX Nikkor

  • 70-300mm FX Nikkor

  • Kirk Angle Bracket

  • Manfrotto 055CXPro3 Carbon Fiber tripod with Kaiser 'Medium' Ball Head and Arca-Swiss clamp

  • Filters most often used are B&W Pro Series 81-b, polarizer, and Singh-Ray Graduated Neutral Density filters.

  • Lowe-Pro 'Nature Mini-Trekker' backpack.

Film Preferences:

 

  • Fujichrome Astia 100-F and Velvia-100 in Quick Load and cut sheets (4x5).

  • My film is sent to DataChrome in Irvine, California for processing

 

Film Scanner:

 

  • My current scanner is a Microtek-ArtixScan 1800-f.

  • I use Vue Scan Pro scanner software

 

Software Preferences:

 

 

 

About My Prints:

 

  • Prints in sizes smaller than 12x18 inches are made in-house on my Epson R2400 inkjet printer using Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks. Larger prints are made by West Coast Imaging, to my specifications. Please see my Prints page for more information.

 

 

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Preston Birdwell-The Gilded Moon
P.O. Box 343, Columbia, CA 95310, USA

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