In an attempt to tear myself away from the buying lust that Leica seems to induce, I forced my mind to switch tracks this morning. I'm not sure the track it jumped to would be any less expensive in the long run, but it does vibrate an old and sentimental nerve in me, long buried.
Namely the 4x5 b&w sheet film experience of my distant past. It occurred to me that it might just be possible to arrange one of our bathrooms in such a way as to allow for tank and hanger development of some sheet film.
Does anyone do this? Do you have the film scanned somewhere or use your own scanner? Are there even any affordable "personal" scanners that would do a decent job of it? I tend to skip all of the discussions I stumble on about film scanning, but suddenly my interest is piqued.
I'm pretty sure I have a couple of old Dagors up in the attic. Some film holders, dark cloth, etc. I also have a wooden view camera I made about 25 years ago that's maybe serviceable with a few duct tape repairs.
I'd be interested to hear from anyone who's combining the old (sheet film) with the new (scanned to digital files).
P.S. Stupid question: do they still make Tri-X in sheet film? If not, what's the current film equivalent?