This is a used Philips PF1 flashbulb. It used contain magnesium wool – now it contains magnesium oxide splattered over the inside, and the glass has cracked with the heat of the flash.Read more "Flash!"
I’m becoming interested in surround-sound (5.1) recording. For me, this doesn’t mean upmixing a multi-track recording and encoding as 5.1, but capturing the real ambiance of the environment in true 5.1. There are several methods of using multiple microphones in array to record in surround, and they are discussed in reasonable detail at DPA’s Mic University. […]Read more "5.1 recording with a Williams star array"
A few weeks ago I wrote about converting an old 116 format folding camera to accept 120 film, and using it to take (almost) 6×12 format panoramas. My modification with card strips moved the film plane too far back and caused focus problems. And then the glue came unstuck and the film gate came loose. […]Read more "Another attempt at panoramas"
I display my collection of cameras in a glass cabinet, laid out roughly by type. Some time ago I added small signs with the camera’s make, model and date. Originally these were on small tent-fold cards, printed on the computer. After a while, this annoyed me because the cards were too easy to disturb when […]Read more "Displaying my camera collection"