Thursday, August 19, 2010
Large Format Lenses Being Snatched Up
But don't expect any real bargains soon. The prices seem to be holding on fine lenses. Shown here: A 240mm Symmar, in a Compur shutter, image shot with an old Polaroid Close-up attachment on a model 180 packfilm camera, with a +3 close up lens, on Fuji FP-3000 processed for about 25 seconds or maybe 2X as long as usual since it was warm. This is the scanned-in and inverted negative. Notice that there is a little "emulsion lift" on the right, caused by less than perfectly careful removal of the paper border just prior to scanning. The top image is a linear presentation of the as-scanned negative, and the bottom is a long toe version but otherwise linear scale presentation. If you look at the right edge of the lens you can definitely see solarization, and there is also evidence of it in the deep shadows in the lower left.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 10:28 AM