Friday, December 11, 2009

Speed Graphic Chop Job Gets Weird


It all started out innocently enough, I thought. Shortening an Anniversary Speed Graphic, first stripping off the leather, sanding, filling and cleaning up the brass.  Then out came the red Dykem, a marking dye used for scribing metal surfaces and other machining tasks, and for coloring and staining, but here applied directly to the mahogany in a cavalier way.  Chopping a Speed Graphic so that the lens to film distance is shorter should allow the use of a wide angle 65mm Angulon with a 6cm X 12cm rollfilm back.

All of this is related to transducers and the rest of the material in this blog, but that's not apparent yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent color for the transmogrifier!