maandag 30 november 2009
At first sight the Agifold looked okay, (very dusty after the scouring, some scratches still ) but that "RolleiRetroAgfa" is not! Look at the undulating kymation (cornice?) - and it's not sharp in the centre. It's like the 127 in my Starluxe. A film-problem, I think, because the HP5 was plane. Big sigh.
Second thought: I mostly walk around with an open folder, but this time I shut it every time ( because it's a bit clumsy ) and it's possible that these big bellows blew or sucked the film out of focus!
vrijdag 27 november 2009
donderdag 26 november 2009
zondag 22 november 2009
donderdag 19 november 2009
maandag 16 november 2009
zondag 15 november 2009
zaterdag 14 november 2009
...derives from "Sinterklaas" and today the saint arrived, from Spain, with his steamboat (yes: boat) in the Netherlands. And tonight I'll look at him in stereo through my 1910 viewer (I made appelcrumble with lots of sultanas in apfelkorn).
1951 Iloca, Jlitar 35mm on RolleiRetro 100, not the best for this "winterhard" sunlight-contrast.
You can view it as follows: print on 10x15, eyes relaxed (infinite); it's a trick but you have to practise.
donderdag 12 november 2009
Only to show the problem: I focussed on Heineken (yeah yeah...) and see what happens.
This is the 50mm Cintar on 3,5. Ergo: the CRF is not correct. I reset it and the test-film looks promising!
On John's comment below: I think the Argus C is a very very beautiful, and clever camera! No, it's not a Leica (saw yours and started to dribble) and until now both mine were problem-children, but they ar so art-deco! Inspiring. Friendly. And soon I'll be making a great picture with that U.S.-Zone Sandmar. Eventually. I hope.
woensdag 11 november 2009
Blogspot60 proudly presents: our new (1956) Argus C3! Dusty, very dusty, I had to take half the CRF out because I couldn't see a thing, but "shutter firing correctly" as the seller put it. And she has the same focussing problem as the C2 so tomorrow I'll calibrate the Enna 100 and see what happens. Can't wait!
PS Hi, John!
zondag 8 november 2009
zaterdag 7 november 2009
Not the greatest combination, a 400ASA 8x11mm negative in Rodinal, but the 100ASA wasn't available. But it is so nice, feeling my 1967 super-elegant Minox B again and really using it. Learning the possibilities of that Complan 15mm, and that so clever daylight developing tank. This is a camera you can always have with you - and they still make them!