September 20, 2015

Me and Bevy recently paid a visit to the newly Renovated Folkestone Harbour Arm. We were amazed by the transformation and the hard work getting it from where it was to where it is at this moment.

 

We really enjoyed our time there and also gave me a chance to try out my...

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...

August 11, 2014

In my last blog, I talked about how I converted my Polaroid 360 to full manual using a lens from an old Kodak folder. Well a little update... The lens from the kodak folder was F/11 @ 1/100th wide open and as I thought I struggled in certain light situations.

 

So, lens...

July 27, 2014

I recently bought an untested Polaroid 360 Land Camera and had it shipped from the US, taking a chance that it was working or I could repair it!
Well you guessed it! It was not working and after spending a day rewiring it I could only get the timer to work and not the...

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...

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...

September 17, 2013

In September we were lucky enough to go to Paris for our first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Now you may think, how romantic... well this is me we are talking about and although I am as romantic as they come, first thing on my mind was, 'What cameras shall...

August 25, 2013

So, Is Film Dead? Well the answer is most definitely not! More and more of my contacts are turning back or like me discovering film for the first time.

I love the vintage feel of film, there is nothing like shooting a roll and then home processing, excited to see the re...

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