New Lens Boards

Wollensack 15 inch lens from an aerial reconnaissance camera mounted on my Arca Swiss 4x5 view camera.

Wollensack 15 inch lens from an aerial reconnaissance camera mounted on my Arca Swiss 4×5 view camera.

Yes, despite the recent posts about electronics hacking and hard drives and data organization, I do still have interest in photography and making photos. To that end, over the past couple of months I’ve had my friend Niles fabricate a couple of lens boards so I can mount two lenses to my large format cameras.

Wollensack 15 inch lens from an aerial reconnaissance camera mounted on my 8x10 Eastman Commercial View camera.

Wollensack 15 inch lens from an aerial reconnaissance camera mounted on my 8×10 Eastman Commercial View camera.

The big lens is from an aerial reconnaissance camera I got off eBay a while ago. I had already used it to make a few portraits – Ari, John, and Brenton – but since it was mounted temporarily in cardboard that ended in near disaster – the lens wobbled and fell out and bounced on the concrete. Fortunately it seems nearly undamaged.

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I also got a small Goerlitz brass lens (240mm f/7.2 Hugo Meyer Anastigmat) which I can now mount on the 8×10.

IMG_0943Now to get out there and make some images with these guys!

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