I’ve fancied a 6×12 camera for a while, but they are expensive. Right now I don’t have the spare cash to buy either a dedicated 6×12 camera or a 6×12 back for my Horseman 45HD, so I shelved the project for “the future”. … Until I saw a 1925 Zeiss Ikon Icarette 500/15 for about […]Read more "Converting a 116 camera to use 120 film"
I was given a camera for my birthday which takes sheet film in 6×9 format – or possibly 6.5×9. It’s hard and expensive to get hold of sheet film in this format these days so I thought about cutting 6×9 sections from a roll of 120 film, which is 63mm wide. Roll film is different from sheet film, […]Read more "Cutting 6×9 sheet film from 120 roll film"
Another week, another new camera, and some more photos from it. These photos are taken with my “new” Voigtländer Bessa. I posted on here recently with some photos from a film that was still in the camera. With a camera from the late 1920s-1930s, it seemed fitting to visit a former industrial site – so […]Read more "Voigtländer Bessa"
Recently on my blog I posted about using flash bulbs with an old box camera. The photos in this post are taken with said box camera, and the indoor ones are using flash bulbs. This is my first attempt at using flash bulbs, and indeed at any flash photography on film. I had a bit […]Read more "Dad’s retirement"
Sprocket holes in 35mm film are usually outside the boundary of the picture. But the other day, Paul showed me some of his pictures taken on an Ilford Sporti 4 which include the holes in the picture and it got me thinking*. I decided to run some 35mm film through my LOMO Lubitel and see […]Read more "Sprocket holes"
Hana’s Dad recently lent me a 1934 Kodak Six-20 Brownie. I’ve just run my first roll of film through it, and here are the best from the roll. Unfortunately the scans haven’t come out well – I’m still getting to grips with my new medium-format transparency scanner – an Epson Perfection V500 and it seems […]Read more "Photos from a Kodak Brownie"
I’ve been on a bit of a rampage with vintage cameras lately. Not content with three “boring” Canon 35mm SLRs, I recently acquired a late 1950s Paxette point’n’shoot and a mid 1950s Conway box camera. The Conway was my first foray into the world of medium format, and I like it. Only days after developing […]Read more "New camera: Lomo Lubitel 166"
Recently I was lent a Kodak Six-20 Brownie box camera. Rather than the 120 medium format film I’ve used in the past, it takes 620 film. The film stock is identical; only the spools differ. The 620 spool has a thinner axle, the end caps have a smaller diameter by about 2mm, and the overall […]Read more "Converting 120 film to 620"
For some time now I’ve been wanting to get into medium format photography. I have the right developing stuff to process the films myself, but unfortunately no way of scanning the negatives without buying a flat-bed scanner. But my colleague Paul offered to scan 120 roll film if I processed it first. With this barrier […]Read more "New camera: Coronet Conway Synchronised"