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Strobe - The Wollensak Velostigmat II

This is a flashbulb from my venerable Armato strobes sitting on my plano-convex magnifier used as a base.  In order to get the bulb to stay put on the flat side of this magnifier, I used a piece of double stick tape on the the bottom of the bulb and secured the bulb to the magnifier.

The diffusion control on my Velstigmat II was screwed out to a 'default' position about 2/3 of the way away from the barrel before the front ring/front element comes all the way off.  At this default position I feel I get a nice compromise between 'crisp'/smooth transitioning to out of focus.

This took quite a bit of focusing back and forth to get a nice compromise focus between the filament inside the bulb and the reflected shadow of the bulb on the magnifier and the light pattern on the front edge of the magnifier. 



Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 03:03PM by Registered CommenterJonathan Brewer | CommentsPost a Comment

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