greets again all,
Kindly allow me to pose this: can one use a PowerPhase FX for portraits?
Is this possible? Allow me to qualify by saying that:
1. I would be shooting in controlled conditions with continuous light (daylight or hotlights) using silks and an improvised light tent.
2. I would welcome any lines, streaks, color shifts or any abnormalities
3. I would be using a Deardorff w/ a 4x5 reducing back.
Previously I had been using Pola Type 55 and love all sorts of accidents.
I would also have access to a generator, hot lights, etc...
Needless to say, its a big production, and the slower the process the better.
4. Why this model? I can only deal with Firewire.
Has anyone tried this? What are the mechanics anyway of shooting with a scanning back?
what sort of exposure times do you normally get with low ASA and bright sunshine from a scanning back?
what happens if you fire a strobe during a scanning exposure?
my subjects would of course have to figure out how to hold their breath for as long as necessary (mwa ha ha)...or I may have to rig some Victorian-era thingamajigs...
thanks in advance...
PS am now in the hunt, and hope to be a P45 or P45+ owner in a couple weeks..so getting this might be better use of $$ than getting a 4x5 adapter for the P45, and lots more fun.