Plenachrome is produced by William D. Walker, a hobby photographer in Madison Wisconsin.
The title is inspired by the 1930s-era film, Plenachrome. It was a brand of so-called “omnichrome” film, meaning a film that recorded more of the color spectrum than previous black-and-white films had. “Omni” was an exaggeration.
I use simple gear, namely:
- Nikon D40 6.1 MP digital SLR camera.
- Nikkor 50mm AF-S f /1.8 G prime lens.
- Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S f /3.5–5.6 G ED II lens.
- Nikkor 70–300mm f /4.5–5.6 G ED IF AF-S VR Zoom lens.
- iPhone 7 12 MP f /2.2 camera with the Manual app.
- Sunpak Thyristor Auto 322 flash (ca. 1979!)
- Various light stands, tripods, bounces, and snoots, many of which are home-made.
- On occasion, rented fast cameras like the Nikon D750, D7200, and D500.
I have never used Plenachrome film.