Success with the antique camera and shutter
Updated: Sep 8, 2020
Well, some success and still some failures(learning opportuntites). Saggy bellows have caused a shadow on the negative and one or two film holders have small gaps – now filled. But the ones that worked I am very pleased with.
The big challenge is metering correctly to set the exposure. I realised that in trying to increase the exposures I had been getting, I had been metering the highlights instead of the midtones.
River Axe – set up for the shot
F8 1/30s print and negative – Focus not great
Cornwall F8 1/100s print and negative – Bellows drooped causing shadow
F8 1/30s print and negative – Just right 🙂