July 2, 2015

As some of you may or may not know, I love restoring or modifying old cameras.

 

Ensign Popular Reflex

I bought this camera and it was in a sorry state :/
When I work on a camera I try to keep them as original as possible, but this was so deteriorated it deserved a new le...

June 13, 2015

Yesterday I finally got through some Agfa G Plus x-ray film to try! The first job was to cut the film which is 10x8 into four sheets of 4x5. This was fairly easy due to the film being Orthochromatic, Orthochromatic emulsion has high sensitivity to blue, generally corre...

May 30, 2015

Today I went and shot some test sheets on the Speed Graphic 4x5. The reason being, I was given a few boxes of expired 4x5 film and when I say expired I mean expired... from 1991!

I loaded 12 sheets and went to a local nature reserve where I wanted to take in the essense...

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...

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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