May 10, 2015

Yesterday I had a very enjoyable shoot with the beautiful Nicole Hinson who is currently the 2014 Face of Kent. I shot most of the shoot on film using a Nikon FA for 35mm, Pentax 67 for Medium Format and the Speed Graphic with Kodak Aero Ektar lens for Large Format.

 

Th...

January 25, 2015

Recently I was very kindly given a mahogany and brass half plate camera. It came with a brass lens f/8-f64, roller blind front shutter with a top speed of 1/80th and two double plate holders.

The camera is beautiful and would make a fantastic display camera, but I am no...

January 12, 2015

I finally gave in and purchased the sought after Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5 lens to use on the Speed Graphic. The Aero Ektar is known for it's awesome bokeh and amazing rendering and there are lots of articles out there regarding this lens, so I wont add to them!

 

As...

May 10, 2014

The Original Rolleiflex K1 612

Camera: Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5

Lens: Kalee Bloomed Projection Lens f/1.9

Film: Ilford HP5+ 4x5 Sheet

Dev: ID-11 (3+1) 18 mins

 

The original Rolleiflex K1 612, this is the grand daddy of all TLR camera's. The very first Rolleiflex K1 612 onl...

March 27, 2014

This Saturday I visited Rochester for the first time and what a beautiful town. The trip was organised via Gateway CC and a few members made the journey to photograph the Cathedral.

 

I ended up shooting only 4x5 with the Speed Graphic and taking only 10 shots in 5 hrs!

I...

February 11, 2014

Also when shooting with the lovely Zoe Kelly I took the opportunity to use the Graflex Speed Graphic for the first time and shoot some 4x5!

 

Needless to say it was a much slower pace than I am used too and a huge thank you to Zoe for her patience holding the pose while...

January 25, 2014

I have been thinking long and hard on whether to dip my toes into large format photography and in particular 4x5. I spent weeks reading, researching and stressing... Shall I? Shan't I?

 

Well the result was, I now own a Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5 :) So, Why a Speed Graphi...

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