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'Asleep'-SpeedGraphic w/AeroEktar lens, Polaroid 690  F2.5

    Yes, she's really asleep, and had fallen asleep while we were setting up to shoot, I had fumbled around too long w/my camera, and she dozed off, and so I started shooting. 

    I had Bill Orozco, the fine Tech at Steve's Camera in Culver City, overhaul a Pacemaker Speed Graphic, which I had him mate to a  178mm AeroEktar, and I wanted to first play around w/this combo using polaroid 690 film, at F2.5.   From the point of first having heard about it, I had always been amazed by the idea/selective focus possibilities of a LF lens like the AeroEktar with a max aperture of F2.5, and was now starting to explore just what kind of 'brushstrokes' this lens combined with Polaroid 690 would render.




Posted on Monday, August 6, 2007 at 01:40PM by Registered CommenterJonathan Brewer in , , | Comments2 Comments | References1 Reference

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Jo Lommen a photographer out of Holland, provided me with the retaining rings, and the right lensboard w/a pre-drilled hole that fits the 178mm AeroEktar.

August 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Brewer

Your choice of complementary colours in the image and the wonderful out of focus areas rate that as almost a perfect 5x4 portrait lens. I'm amazed the depth of focus appears as much as it is considering the aperture. The transition from focus to out of focus is very smooth.

August 18, 2007 | Registered CommenterSteve Nicholls

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