Gary, Pinkham Bi-Quality 14" wide open
A friend was over and I offered
to do a good portrait
of him for his wife's birthday. A victim!
Gary, No-Name achromatic meniscus 15"
Gary looked at the equipment and
the lenses and was
unduly impressed. I told him just because a man owns
a lot of Bibles doesn't make him a preacher. Same goes
with giant cameras and lenses.
Gary, Voigtlander Euryscop Serie IV #4, 14 1/4" @ f6
That said, I took the opportunity
to use some world
class glass including a Pinkham & Smith Bi-Quality,
Voigtlaender Euryscop and Petzval, and a no name
achromatic meniscus. All of the photos on these
3 pages were done in 8X10.
Gary, Voigtlander Petzval 12" @ f4
I tried both some harshly contrasty
light, and some
rather flat light. These were just done simply with
window lighting in my living room.
Gary, Pinkham Bi-Quality 14" @ f5.6
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