Monthly Archives: October 2010

Two more Ebay Petzvals….

Two more Ebay Petzvals….

Ok heres my last two Petzval impulse purchases off of Ebay. The smaller one has some text around two of the larger glass elements that reads …

 

MPP 5×4 with dodgy Petzval lens.

MPP 5×4 with dodgy Petzval lens.

While I was at it with the half plate panel there were enough off cuts and pieces to knock up half a dozen MPP lens …

 

Plywood lens panel with newly acquired Petzval lens.

Plywood lens panel with newly acquired Petzval lens.

While I’m waiting for some mahogany plywood I raided my shed to find some old off-cuts of standard 6mm ply. Most of it was battered …

 

Petzval maybe?

Petzval maybe?

I’ve been a little busy with work but tomorrow I’m going to try and make a lens board for my Perken 1/2 plate camera, especially …

 

Wetplate Workshop Day 2 extra

Wetplate Workshop Day 2 extra

These are whole plate tintypes using Johns 10×12 camera with an insert. As the day progressed we changed which camera each of us had been using, …

 

Wetplate Workshop Day 2

Wetplate Workshop Day 2

These are 5×4 tintypes shot on Trophy Aluminium with a MPP field camera. On the Sunday we were introduced to Tintypes. These are nowadays shot on …

 

Wetplate Workshop Day 1

Wetplate Workshop Day 1

Here are my very first wet plate ambrotypes. Met John and two other wetplate newbies, Trevor and Steph on Saturday for our wet plate workshop. After a …

 

Wet Plate Workshop

Wet Plate Workshop

As some people may know I’ve become a little disillusioned with digital photography of late and after a brief dalliance with HDR imaging I have …