March 21st, 2012 browsing by day


Experiments: Aero Ektar lens

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

These two images were made with a Kodak Aero Ektar lens on my Speed Graphic 5×4 large format camera. The lens was designed for aerial photography during WWII and it’s quite a chunk of glass. Here’s a picture of the setup:

I’m still getting to grips with how best to make use of the shallow depth of field you get with this lens but so far I think it’s a good start.

Broad street & Catte street junction. This film is Ilford XP2 (expired).

Broad street. This film expired in 1991. I bought a job lot of it so I'm pleased with this result.