Pinhole Package from Poland.

 

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A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a beautiful handmade Vermeer wooden Pinhole camera, which, are handmade in Poland by Czarek Bartczak .I ordered one the moment I saw it. Pure impulse. I’ve never tried Pinhole cameras before. Nothing like going in at the deep end I thought. In the end I ordered a Vermeer 6×17 curved plane camera, which, exposes 3 6×6 frames at the same time on120 film making a panorama. You get four Images on a 120 roll film. Has an aperture of F/300 and a focal length of 90mm which given the negative size equals around 21 mm in 35mm format.

You have to supply your own take-up spool as the camera comes without one so if you are thinking of buying one don’t throw out your old 120 spools keep at least one. I had plenty lying around so no problem. Loading is just a question of feeding the film from one spool to the next over the curved plane inside the camera. Remember that this camera exposes 3 frames at a time. So when winding on you‘ll need to look for numbers 2,5,8,and11 through frame count window at the back of the camera.

For help with exposure I used an iPhone App Pinhole Assistant. I was able to measure the light and compensate for reciprocity failure* all in the app.
The shot here was a 10 sec exposure. To frame the shot I used a Leica 21 mm viewfinder but you can use your iPhone or just your eyes too. It’s part of the fun. It was shot on TMax 100 asa 120 film developed for 6 mins in Adox Adonal

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I can really recommend Vermeer cameras Czarek was a pleasure to deal with. I’m saving for another already :0)

 

Some Links

I purchased my Vermeer here

Reciprocity failure an explanation

iPhone App I use

 

Turf Drying Shed

Turf Drying Shed

We stopped for coffee by an old abandoned turf drying shed part of what may have been a hand haul rail system was still visible.

This was shot on Rollei RPX 100 which I stand developed in Adox Adonal 1:100 for 60 minutes @20°C Inversions for the first minute then 1 at the half-way point.

Dark Knights, White Knight

Dark Knights, White Knight by Davidap2009
Dark Knights, White Knight, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

The Household Cavalry. By angling the camera and using a shallow DOF I got this wonderful selective focus effect that I wanted. Recipe and equipment used is identical to the others in this series.

Rollei 80s stand developed in Caffenol for 50 mins at 20℃
with agitation for only the first minute and then left to rest in a water bath for 49mins.

Here’s the Recipe
Make one litre
Washing soda (Stabil) 16gr/l
Vitamin C (Santa maria) 10 gr/l
Potassium Bromide 1gr/l
Instant Coffee 40gr/l
Inversions for the 1st minute and then left to stand for 49mins
Stop and fix as usual
More details on Caffenol here
davidapw.wordpress.com/caffenol/

Mixed Marriage

Mixed Marriage by Davidap2009
Mixed Marriage, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

A little table top fun with my Hasselblad 203FE with the Carl Zeiss 80mm F2.8 FE mounted on an 32E extension tube. Taken on my fav black and white film Rollei 80s stand developed in Caffenol for 50 mins at 20℃ with agitation for only the first minute and then left to rest in a water bath for 49mins.

Here’s the Recipe
Make one litre
Washing soda (Stabil) 16gr/l
Vitamin C (Santa maria) 10 gr/l
Potassium Bromide 1gr/l
Instant Coffee 40gr/l
Inversions for the 1st minute and then left to stand for 49mins
Stop and fix as usual
More details on Caffenol here
davidapw.wordpress.com/caffenol/

“He was nothing but a pawn.”

A little table top fun with my Hasselblad 203FE with the Carl Zeiss 80mm F2.8 FE mounted on an E32 extension tube. Taken on my fav black and white film Rollei 80s stand developed in Caffenol for 50 mins at 20℃ with agitation for only the first minute and then left to rest in a water bath for 49mins.

Here’s the Recipe
Make one litre
Washing soda (Stabil) 16gr/l
Vitamin C (Santa maria) 10 gr/l
Potassium Bromide 1gr/l
Instant Coffee 40gr/l
Inversions for the 1st minute and then left to stand for 49mins
Stop and fix as usual
More details on Caffenol here
davidapw.wordpress.com/caffenol/

The King is dead…

The King is dead… by Davidap2009
The King is dead…, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

A little table top fun with my Hasselblad 203FE with the Carl Zeiss 80mm F2.8 FE mounted on an E32 extension tube. Taken on my fav black and white film Rollei 80s stand developed in Caffenol for 50 mins at 20℃ with agitation for only the first minute and then left to rest in a water bath for 49mins.

Here’s the Recipe
Make one litre
Washing soda (Stabil) 16gr/l
Vitamin C (Santa maria) 10 gr/l
Potassium Bromide 1gr/l
Instant Coffee 40gr/l
Inversions for the 1st minute and then left to stand for 49mins
Stop and fix as usual
More details on Caffenol here

Hazel Leaf By Hasselblad

Hazel Leaf By Hasselblad by Davidap2009
Hazel Leaf By Hasselblad, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

A Linguistic bit of fun A Hassel blad by a Hasselblad. My wife had put so hazel twigs in a jar of water and they sprouted tiny leaves I took this shot in window light using the Carl Zeiss 80mm FE with all three of my extension tubes attached. I used a fav film Rollei 80s and stand developed it in Caffenol for 50 mins at 20℃ with agitation for only the first minute and then left to rest in a water bath for 49mins.

Here’s the Recipe
1l water
Washing soda (Stabil) 16gr/l
Vitamin C (Santa maria) 10 gr/l
Potassium Bromide 1gr/l
Instant Coffee 40gr/l
Inversions for the 1st minute and then left to stand for 49mins
Stop and fix as usual
More details on Caffenol here
davidapw.wordpress.com/caffenol/