Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Updated pics of the 6x18 camera

I've put this camera up for sale, so here are some updated pics for potential buyers to see.

The camera with the shutter open.

The camera with the shutter closed.

A view from the back with the red window cover open. I've also put a small aluminum holder for the film box top on the back.

A closeup of the window cover in the closed position. The small label says "2,5,8,11" to remind the user of the correct frame numbers to use in sequence.

The top of the camera with my exposure guide for Fuji Acros 100 and Ilford Pan F+ 50 (my two films of choice). Meter at f16 and the corresponding time at f250 is listed. The two films have different reciprocity failure curves, hence the different times.

Friday, February 09, 2007

First light from the 6x18

Just a quick post to show you the 6x18 camera is working - although my light meter wasn't that day (it had a run-in with a toddler). I now have a new (well, old, actually) light meter but on this day it was "by guess and by golly." These shots are of historic buildings in Fort Langley - the town hall and a CN (Canadian National) train station. I think I'll try some nature shots next.

In other news the f295 calendar is now ready for sale: you can view the spreads on f295, and purchase it at lulu. My image is in the August spread.