Here you see a rare piece of fast Nikkor glass. It is the early Manual focus version of today’s fast VR AF version. But I will say this . . . Fast Glass never grows old, it is just re-purposed (more…)
There arose a terrible commotion from the front yard, out in the tree . . . so I went out to have a look. The Robins were raising hell with something near their nest, and a few other birds had joined in as well . . . obviously something was terribly wrong and all the poor Robins could do was squawk in protest . . . As I walked closer to get a better view of the commotion it became all to clear what was happening and who was the villain . . .
I keep getting this question when I am out shooting or when I post a scan . . . What’s a paper negative?
Basically I am using photographic printing paper in place of film of the same size. You can cut down the photographic print paper to fit any camera format or pin hole camera the same as film and (more…)
I have a number of lenses already mounted in Horseman 45 & Sinar lens boards so instead of having to swap lens boards all the time I ordered a custom made adapter for my Kodak 8×10 2D . . . easier in a number of ways, yet difficult in others . . . (more…)
Here it is a month after I started collecting parts and fitting the pieces together to end up with this beautiful and functional 8×10 camera. Yes I know it is not complete, I still need a few items like a rear rail, and a tripod block, but those items can wait and are not mission critical to delay making pictures. As you can see by the smile (more…)
Took the refurbished 8×10 Kodak 2D for a spin. Here are a few sample shots.
Image No.1 from the 8X10 Kodak 2d View Camera, Fuji A 240 lens, yellow #2 filter, Paper Negative (Ilford MGIV), ISO = 6, Exp 1 minute @ f/16, no preflash
A blog about converting my old Film cameras to Digital, Some large Format & Medium Format cameras, How I set them up, use them and occasionally some Hash & Trash, Rants & Raves.