Friday, November 9, 2012

Images from John Turner

2012/12/09 add
"a little top flash....with another one hidden for the background. Night before the start of deer hunting season.---Tmax 400 4x5 in Byron"

John took some pictures in his dacha with Byron and sent them to me, love it! so I share them with you. They were in Fuji 4x5 color negatives, lens is 127/4.7 Ysarex Rodenstock, original lens from Polaroid 110A/B camera.

John wrote to me " I took it on a really flimsy tripod...and forgot my cable release....but had one of those self timers that thread into the lens.  I set it to bulb and counted to 5 and covered the lens with a black cloth!!"

Original images John scanned are big on pixels, they are about 8 million pixels per image, so I downsized them, but kept part of image in original size, so you can see how detail the lens captured.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bellows practices.....

Trying to make bellows in other colors than just black.....

There are some used professional Polaroid packfilm cameras like 180/185/190/195 in the market, becomes collectible items, and amazingly, they are still workable.

But for a bellows camera with an age of 60 years old bellows, it is less confident that it is still light proof.

It is time to replace one, for your precious collection baby.