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Welcome to my photography blog where I'll discuss from time to time my projects on photography and associated technology ... vintage, modern, analog and digital.

B&L Super CinePhor projector lens modified for Mamiya 645 use.

November 01, 2015
I'm a big fan of large aperture lenses for portrait photography. Unbeknown to many, projection lenses for 35mm or 70mm projectors offer great alternatives to the typical...
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Deardorff Extra Rapid Portrait #4 lens

July 20, 2015
I came across this lens last week while I was looking for an 8x10 back Deardorff back. Since I've never heard of a "Deardorff lens", my interest was peaked and I decided...
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Pinkham & Smith Serial Number project

July 08, 2015
I've been collecting serial numbers of Pinkham & Smith Soft Focus lenses. Just an attempt to see what's out there and put over time a date range associated with a model n...
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My Mammoth Camera Project

February 07, 2015
I started to conceptualize the construction for a large camera about a year or so ago. The initial thought was to build a straight-up 20x24 field camera and work with ad...
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Oiled Gears, the soft focus way

May 20, 2014
Final chapter on the Tonopah, NV Karl Sruss Pictorial Lens shooting expedition in Kelly's Foundry. Yes, there are more images but I'll keep these till I publish something...
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