If you’re shooting a waist-level finder on a medium format camera (well, any SLR really…) and you can’t seem to get “crisp” shots when they appear in focus, consider the possibility that the mirror supports may have deteriorated, or your focusing screen is malpositioned.

In my case, the focusing screen was about a millimeter too low (about 1/32 of an inch, if you still speak “ancient”) and everything was slightly front-focused.

This is Tri-X 400 pushed to ISO 1200 and developed in D76.

(Oh and congrats to Jordan and the Kansas City Chiefs…who apparently aren’t in Kansas anymore.)


oy vey.