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...

February 11, 2014

I blogged recently on how I had a custom new mirror and focus screen made for my Original Rolleiflex from 1929. Well I have run a roll and here is one of the results!

A real pleasure to use now the screen is at least two stops brighter and focusing is so much easier.

A b...

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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