OH HELL NO
I'M LOVING IT
I went out to test a bunch of lenses..and not surprisingly - the Heliar is my favorite..and..I'm over the mush lenses (soft focus ones)..the Heliar gives me nice soft transitions without looking like I was drunk when focusing like the Darlot does
the Ilex got short shift - there was a light leak obviously in the lensboard set up for that one
thanks again for the great deal
if I ever sell it..I'll contact you first
Time to stop being pretty and show a workhorse - The lens on this is a 360 Heliar, a slightly problematic design which gives it a beautiful glow around highlights down to about f9 (on the old scale) - This, with a 240 Heliar on 5x4", is the main lens for my current Naked Portrait portfolio
Shown here without the flower pot lens hood that was meant to be a temporary solution for a few minutes, which have now stretched to 18 months - Yes, I will get a bellows hood and look professional again
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Eastman 2D with a Wollensak 1A 330mm Triple Convertible at the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in western Az. Note the camera is setup next to my truck. I find my best images are made within 20' of it.
Two I made over Xmas ...
Both are a conglom of old parts, details on the first one here ...
It looks like ...
The second is specifically for funky style with either pinhole or a reversed single element lens, details here ...
It looks like ...
Here is my new 4x5 pinhole camera, about 50mm with a 0.2mm pinhole. I haven't used it yet, here is the build thread..
Fresh snow and delayed start of school, so I went out shooting this morning with my daughter. She likes snow like I do. This is the best time of year for photography.
Newest photo accessory is the sled. Bigger and tougher than a kids sled, smaller than a jet-sled.
Great for short adventures (like less than a mile), I'd use the jet sled if I had more gear or needed to haul food or other outdoor gear.
B&J 8x10, pelican case of film holders. Jacket for a dark cloth. symmar-s 300/5.6 and Kodak portrait 305.
Nice job Liam, 45mm is a nice 4x5 focal length. You won't be disappointed and there will only be nice light falloff to the edge. Looking at your build thread does not show how the filmholder attached, what did you end up doing?