Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

zondag 27 september 2009

Autumn sunrise

Pilot.6 K.W.Anastigmat 75mm, F 7,7 ~1/3sec, FP4 in ATM49

woensdag 23 september 2009

zaterdag 19 september 2009

September 1944 Nijmegen liberated

Taken with, of course, what else: the 1942 American Argus, and the Sandmar from the U.S. Zone Germany.

vrijdag 18 september 2009

Ernemann Aplanat

No, this is, of course, not the Linhof/Schneider/sheetfilm. This is the Ernemann Bob 0, with the Detektiv Aplanat 6,3 125mm on definitely not flat 120 in a 9x12 space. But I love my almost-centenarian not as an object, but as my inspiring workmate.

Look at flickr "120 film in..." how it's done.

woensdag 16 september 2009


40+ Years old! Ilford Selochrome 620 in Rodinal and (almost) no problem at all. Well, some dark wrinkles here and there. And look at that 70+ years old Tessar, so much better than the Retina-Xenon. Wòw!

Kodak Duo (means: two 4x6 on one 6x9) 620, Carl Zeiss Tessar 3,5 75mm (around 1938)

For 1963 Selochrome look at 17 February 2011.

woensdag 9 september 2009

maandag 7 september 2009


1914 - Der Kaiser launches the Great War, and Ernemann brings "the smallest vest pocket folding camera ever put on the market". With unbreakable ground glass (celluloid) so it can be sent as "Feldpost", for nice pictures from the trenches.

For the shown picture I used Fomapan100. Caught a mouse in my wet-table before developing in Rodinal (the film, not the mouse). The Achromat shows a great post-expressionistic coma.

zondag 6 september 2009

Colour on B&W

It seemed so nice: on my stereo-Iloca left a blue and right a red filter and hey presto: colour pictures. Well, not thàt easy. Because Fomapan 400 isn't very pan; hardly sees the reds, but almost blind for greenish-blue! So let's call it Fomakitrin.
The picture above doesn't work in my Underwood&Underwood (1907?) because it is not stereo - but laid on top of each other, well, it seems not bad, lacking the green of course. Not bad at all...

vrijdag 4 september 2009


Yes, it's a TLR, and no, it's not a Rolleiflex. Definitely not. My first, in 1964, lasted a week, but Mr. Wijnen from Fotopost gave me another one - without any question. In 1983 I bought my third Lubitel, not bakelite, so not the real thing. Nostalgia.