Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Dany, Feb 5, 2018.
I guess it's possible to use a lens cap as a shutter with very slow exposures?
Of course....If you may load the camera with a five ISO orthochromatic film to be in the mood of the time
lens cap for a shutter.? still useable today and the pin hole camera, but that is not the point. 1/10 speed is on most vintage cameras. digital cameras often have a problem with battery or computer failure. vin
A 10 stop grad with the lens stopped down could give a 30sec-1 minute exposure using normal speed 'film' in daylight.
They was/is one on ebay a few days ago, with shutter and lens.
The shutters are easy to find, I have over 50 Thornton Pickard and similar roller blind shutter as well as other front mounting shutters, including a Le Mignon made in PFrance I'm just restoring a huge post WWII Gitzo, Paris, front mounting studio shutter with flash sync.
Those bellow would be easy to make, it's an easy size to work with.
This was my first restoration:
Thought I'd better add be careful buying TP and similar roller blind shutters. There were two versions front mounting and "Between lens" ie between the lens and lens board.
The Between lens type can't be used front mounted, many "Front mounting" ones have badly damaged cases because they've later been used between the lens & lens board but the front panel that would have faced the subject is thin and splits.
This is the "Snapshot" version.
Amazing work IanG !
Concerning the bellows, it seems that you switched from original square corners to truncated ones.
Yes, I might go back to square corners for that camera, actually the manufacturers of that Quarter plate Victo Houghton Ltd switched from square corners as can be seen here with my Houghton Duchess.
Houghton cameras were made by various companies they owned, field cameras mostly by Butcher. I have quite a few Houghton, Butcher etc field cameras as well as SLRs.
Very nice item !
Houghton and associated/merged companies created some very attractive camera . I have no "wood and brass" camera from this manufacturer" but only three modest models. The one I prefer is the Ensignette No2.
I love these vintage cameras. The restoration work by both you Dany and by Ian is beautifully done.
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