Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

zaterdag 31 oktober 2009

Morning coffee

Not a spectacular photo, but Bob 0 (the 1916 Ernemann) is now fully functional. New paper mask (you see the whole negative) and new spool. The problem of holding the camera remains...

In memory of Heinz and Annie Helsper - Kuiper

vrijdag 30 oktober 2009


He's a stranger, anxiously looking for "a doctor for the cat". (Tessar 3,5 75 as below)

Musical paper

...reflecting "De Vereeniging", the concert hall (stunning acoustics) in Nijmegen.

Kodak Duo 620, Ilford Selochrome, Rodinal (see comment below, and little picture)

woensdag 28 oktober 2009

Argus' last

Today, I FINALLY understood the Argus' focussing-problem - and then the shutter broke down. Murphy!

zondag 25 oktober 2009


Well, because I'm really "addicted to light", there is ànd will be a lot more contre-jour on this blog, and on my Flickr Photostream; more Sigma600 is, for instance, below: 22 July-post Gee-orgee-ow!
And on 22 July 2009 on that other blog: Sportzeichnung. Great lens!

It turns the wrong way of course, but at the moment I prefer it over the "easier" Canon 500 mirror - see post 16 January 2011.

vrijdag 23 oktober 2009


So proud. So friendly.

Soho B (±1935?), HP5/Rodinal

woensdag 21 oktober 2009

dinsdag 20 oktober 2009

Gaslight 2

17,000 Gas-lamps and I can't get it right. (Werra/axp100) Next week: filters on the Industar29!

zondag 18 oktober 2009

zaterdag 17 oktober 2009


E29 doesn't eat the film now, but it's not really sharp. Little picture: the Werra (see comments)

donderdag 15 oktober 2009

Curly problem

My Ensign E29 is a rather elegant blue box. Like the 30+ years younger Agfa Click it has an extra "portrait-lens", and sharpness would not be a problem if I could keep the Efke R100 127 film plane (the 129 film for this 2x3 imperial inch camera doesn't exist anymore). Back to kindergarten for some serious DIY.
PS June 2012 I got some 129 Agfa Wolfen 1955! So: Look above.

woensdag 14 oktober 2009

Düsseldorf mon amour

The Düsseldorf of my youth, the sixties: one big (after-war) building-site. Düsseldorf today: one big building-site.
But. The gull in the Königsallee, ein glas Sekt bei Bittner, Baumkuchen von Heinemann... And they still have gaslight! (George Cukor) Luckily I spoiled a film, so I must come back next week. With the Werra.

dinsdag 13 oktober 2009

Lisboa on the Waal

Well, she hàs big problems with contre-jour ( I love that...) but look at this: 20% (upper-left) of the negative, fomapan100 in you know what. This is a ±1961 plastic camera that deserves respect.

zondag 11 oktober 2009

Billy versus Click II: K.O.

Yes, it's sharp enough, the achromat on my Agfa Click II, especially with the extra "nearby lens" (little picture ±50%, the big one is ±30% of the negative).
But the sixties-achromat has no contrast at all! The 1930 Billy is so much better - glass versus plastic? (HP5 in Rodinal - I know, I know...)

donderdag 8 oktober 2009


Autumn rain

The Werra, on APX100 this time.

woensdag 7 oktober 2009

dinsdag 6 oktober 2009

Fair in the Rain

Famous Dutch movie in 1962. Also famous in these years: the "DDR-Zeiss" Werra. Little, superb camera. Memories; reflections. A dog; students in suits.

Werra 2E (±1966), "aus JENA" T 2,8 50mm, Fomapan 400 in Rodinal.

More Werra: February 2011.

maandag 5 oktober 2009

Roaring Twenties

Yes, undoubtedly, but mostly ortho and would-be pan, so, in "nature": a filter. And no need to say what colour, yellow of course. Changed back-yard Cuyk into Canada, this morning.

Canon FD400SSC filter Y3 on "Rollei Retro" APX100

zondag 4 oktober 2009

Sunday morning

All is silent. Even his "good morning" is a whisper. The autumn sun is sharp as a knife. No problem though for my 1910 (!) No.2 Kodak Folding Pocket Brownie model B.