Lighting is from an ancient Mole Richardson Soft-light (a left-over from the Cleopatra set in Rome, 1962 - it lit Elizabeth Taylor) with barn-doors to feather the background. No fill.
Fuji X10 settings on manual 1/8' f.11, black&white film simulation, normal contrast etc. Zoom at 50mm.
It seems to work, so tomorrow I'll have a bash on 8x10 sheet film and I'll post a snap of the setup - which is minimalist.
The X10 does a better job than a polaroid and, often, large-format has a hard time matching up to the mood of the test shots.
Plenty around, even ebay.
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