One of the things I really look forward to spending more time doing once this 365 project is over, is getting caught up with the various unique cameras I have been acquiring over the last year. I bought this Kodak Recomar 33 9x12cm plate camera back in July. It dates back to around 1932-1938 and was made in the Nagel factory in German after Kodak purchased the Nagel Camera Company in the early 1930s. This one pictured came with two 9x12cm plate holders and I quickly found an additional nine plate holders in almost brand new condition, all with the hard to find sheet film sheaths. Shortly after that initial camera purchase I was lucky enough to acquire an additional two Recomar 33s for next to nothing. One of those has a fully functional 120 roll film adapter (included in this picture) and the other Recomar had been customized by a previous owner to take 2 1/4" X 3 1/4" (6x9cm) sheet film holders. The condition of all three of the Recomar 33 bodies is excellent with supple leather bellows and no light leaks. I've loaded a bunch of the plate holders with Foma 100 ISO film and I'll be enjoying these cameras in the coming months. Five days left in this year long project !
Busch Pressman Model D 4x5 large format press camera.
150mm Caltar-S II F 5.6 lens in Copal BT shutter.
Ilfor Fp4+ B&W film shot at 125 ISO.
1/30th second at F22.
Lighting from an Alien Bees B800 at 1/2 power shot into a 36" Photek Softlighter umbrella softbox positioned to camera left. A 30" white reflector was held just off to camera right. Strobe triggered with PocketWiard Plus IIs.
Developed in Adox Rodinal 1:50 dilution for7 minutes and 20 seconds @ 20 degrees Celsius using a Beseler 8x10 print drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base.
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.