Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Skeletons From The Closet Results - August's Agfa Record III Folding 6x9 Camera

This month's camera is a real treat.
 
(Click Here) to read about the Agfa Record III with 105mm f4.5 Solinar lens.
 
So far, this CLA'd beauty has allowed me to resist purchase of a Fujifilm GF670. The only drawback in comparison is that the Agfa does not have the coupled rangefinder of the Fuji, or the integral exposure meter. The Agfa does have a fine uncoupled meter, and an accessory shoe to mount my Voigtlander Meter II, which works perfectly. I am VERY pleased with the image results from the Agfa. On the plus side, the Agfa does not rely on a battery; the Fuji can't even take a picture without one.
 
So, here are some black and white results from the Agfa Record III. The first was a pure coincidence. While I was driving to the National Cathedral in DC, I saw this old building being torn down. After being run off by the construction guy saying "No Parking!," I finally found a spot long enough to get out and get the shot. Handheld, no less.
Tearing It Down, by Reed A. George
Agfa Record III, Kodak Tmax 400 Film
 
The remaining shots were all made at the National Cathedral.
 
Cathedral Gardens, by Reed A. George
Agfa Record III, Kodak Tmax 400 Film
 
Inside the Cathedral, by Reed A. George
Agfa Record III, Kodak Tmax 400 Film
 
The shot above took about 1 second exposure, and was on a tripod.
 
And now for my favorite shot from the roll:
 
Concentric Arches, by Reed A. George

Agfa Record III, Kodak Tmax 400 Film

I just love the symmetry, range of tones, and sharpness of this image. This is one capable camera and lens.
 
All of these shots were processed by my favorite film processor, The Darkroom (thedarkroom.com).
 
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