Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

maandag 23 januari 2012


Cuyk in the sixties, I was hopelessly in love and the village was booming. Now, fifty years later it seems dying.
I still had some 2011 Minopan in my 1967 Minox B and developed it very very badly, couldn't remember how to move the daylight drum but what a result. Exactly what I intended.

donderdag 19 januari 2012

Rudi van Dantzig

Rudi is dead; we shared a great interest in motion. You can find my drawings of dancers e.o. on http://sportzeichnung.blogspot.com/

zondag 15 januari 2012

Ernemann on high water

Just a short test, comparing the Ernemann Detektiv aplanat with the Ortagoz, see below. The 2012 Easter Lecture will be about four 9X12 lenses, wait for that!

The 12,cm aplanat on Stolze 12,5 at 1/40 on Fomapan 100

woensdag 11 januari 2012

Requiem for a Heavyweight

I am more an Ilford-man, but it's sad to see this giant go down. Because, after some Agfa, I did spend my early years with Plus-X and exciting Tri-X, of course in Promicrol. So today I took my last Verichrome Eastman Kodak Company will not manufacture film in this size after 1983 and put it in my 1955 Brownie 620

"Requiem for a Heavyweight"  Rod Serling 1956 and later.

zondag 8 januari 2012

Fotokor on high water

Well, the river was still disappointingly low, but I wanted to test the 1940 Fotokor and the sheet-holders for leak&dust. Not bad I think, I will have to clean it (and develop a bit better, yes you are right!) but the 135 mm Ortagoz performs well at 4,5 ( 1/100 on Fomapan 100 sheet 9x12)

zondag 1 januari 2012

Through the Pinhole

Tradition: the first day of the year, early morning, I visit this little chapel. So I put a sheet of 1972 Plus-X in my pinholeHB and walked through an empty, rainy world. Calm, refreshing, Herons, Geese, Crows, Tits. The 4147 didn't perform very well, but nevertheless: Happy New Year!

btw: April 29 is this year World Pinhole Day