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...

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...

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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