I had high hopes for my 203-i. On paper it looks like a great camera. My first experience was otherwise, but it got better. My gripes are small, but they kept me from enjoying the camera. The leather case is thick enough that it casts a shadow on the film windows, making accurate film advanceContinue reading “Week 41 – Transporterfest / Seagull results”
When we went on vacation this past August, I brought my Crown Graphic Pacemaker 4×5 along. It’s a press camera, so it’s supposed to be portable, right? Well, it is portable when compared to what Mathew Brady used. If you don’t mind carrying a substantial backpack, it’s really not too bad. I shot FP4, Ektar,Continue reading “Week 34 – In camp”
This is what the ’75’ was meant to do: 6×6 images on black and white film. This is Ilford FP4 developed in D76 at home.
I have heard large format photographers claim that their cameras force them to slow down when shooting. I experience a version of this phenomenon when shooting a twin lens reflex. The waist level finder forces one to let the camera hang, look down, and frame carefully. The reflex mirror causes the image to be reversedContinue reading “Week 10 Results – Super Ricohflex”