Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Walter Ulreich Shares His Experience Going Back to a Zeiss Folder

 
Old Style, Kyoto, by Reed A. George
Zeiss 521/16 Medium Format Folding Camera
 
I love shooting old cameras. I have a few favorites, one of which is the Zeiss 521/16 folder, with Tessar 75mm f3.5 lens, which I used for the shot above.
 
(Click Here) to read more about this particular camera. This is the one that happened to have an old roll of film still in it, with pictures from JFK's Fourth of July speech in Philadelphia. (Click Here) to read about that roll of found film.
 
So, what made me think about this today? Well, as the post title mentions, Walter Ulreich has made a blog post that shares his experience in going back to a Tessar-equipped Zeiss folder after many years. His test images are quite impressive, certainly worth a look.
 
(Click Here) to go to Walter's post.
 
Amazing what a well-preserved old (very old, near 80 years old) camera can do!
 
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