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ABrosig
01-23-2014, 05:12
During 2014, I'm going to be shooting monthly with analog cameras from my collection, including more than a few rangefinders. Check out my blog here with thoughts on the first installment and a link to the full gallery at the end:

http://andrewbrosigphotography.blogspot.com/

Thanks for looking. Comments and constructive critique welcome.

Andrew

TXForester
01-23-2014, 14:54
I want to follow this project. I recognized Steen Hall as soon as I saw it. I'm an SFA graduate.

How much of East Texas are you covering? Just around the Nacogdoches area?

Chriscrawfordphoto
01-23-2014, 18:26
I've always wanted to try an old box camera. I have one of those Duoflex III cameras and a couple of Brownie Hawkeyes. What speed film are you using in them? I was thinking 400, but back when these were made, 100 speed would have been 'fast' film. Wondering which would give the correct exposure?

ABrosig
01-24-2014, 03:31
Hey, thanks for looking! Focus is primarily on the Nacogdoches County area for now, but I'll probably be getting into surrounding counties as the project goes on - and the weather improves.

leicapixie
01-24-2014, 04:42
A beautiful start to a seemingly endless subject.
Straight shooting, clean lines and where color, no need for Ray-Ban.
I have linked to keep watching..
as said on your blog, jason.

NY_Dan
01-24-2014, 05:45
Andrew, do you respool 120 onto a 620 core?

Here's a good Duaflex site for info: http://blog.jimgrey.net/2010/05/27/kodak-duaflex-ii/

ABrosig
01-24-2014, 10:03
Dan:

Yeah, that's what I've been doing, working mostly with TMax 100 and Ilford FP4. Sadly, only have 3 620 spools, so I'm kinda limited on shooting. The next camera on the list is a Brownie Target 620, which only takes 8 frames per roll of respooled 120. I gotta get me some more 620 spools, but they're getting priced stupid-high on the e-site. Thanks for looking and thanks for the heads up on the site.

charjohncarter
01-24-2014, 11:33
This is something I would like to follow too. I've booked the site; thanks. I have a Duoflex IV, it looks like yours but has the cheap lens. How do you re-roll? I use a changing bag and re-roll twice to keep the backing tight. UGGG, a real pain.

ABrosig
01-24-2014, 18:49
The newspaper I work for still has a darkroom which the publisher let me claim and set up for myself. I roll from one 120 spool to the another, then back roll onto the 620 roll. The hardest part for me is getting the loose end of the film started correctly when I go onto the 620 roll so it doesn't get kinked. I can't image trying to roll in a changing bag. It's tough enough with lots of room to work.

charjohncarter
01-24-2014, 20:56
The newspaper I work for still has a darkroom which the publisher let me claim and set up for myself. I roll from one 120 spool to the another, then back roll onto the 620 roll. The hardest part for me is getting the loose end of the film started correctly when I go onto the 620 roll so it doesn't get kinked. I can't image trying to roll in a changing bag. It's tough enough with lots of room to work.

That's the way I do/did it. And it is very tough. For now I'm sticking with the Brownie Hawkeye Flash because I can load the B&W 120 roll on top and take up with the 620 stool. Then go straight to the development tank.

This is beside the point of your post. I really like the Duoflex shots. Keep them coming. I am presently working of an attachment for my Flash to mount a Vivitar 2600. The flash for the Duoflex and the BHF are the same so if it works out I'll let you know. A usable flash would be great on the Duoflex.

shadowfox
01-25-2014, 05:01
I like your compositions and framing also.
East Texas would be a wonderful source of scenes and subjects.

Good start! looking forward to see how it unfolds through out the year.

ABrosig
02-01-2014, 08:47
Thanks for all the comments and to all of you who are following this project. It's turning out to be even more fun than I thought it would be.

Project blog has been updated. See the latest posting here:

http://andrewbrosigphotography.blogspot.com/

I've also changed the template/look of the blog, to allow me to post larger images. I'm interested to know what people think. Please reply here or in the blog comments.

Thanks for looking.

TXForester
02-01-2014, 10:41
The new look is good.

charjohncarter
02-01-2014, 12:24
I like the new look, but the old ones wasn't bad. You inspired me to pick up my Duaflex IV, but I put it down and loaded some B&W in my Brownie Hawkeye Flash. I don't have to re-spool with the BHF.

robert blu
02-01-2014, 12:49
I never shot 135 in an Holga, but from what I've seen in your project is absolutely something to try!
robert

ABrosig
02-03-2014, 10:01
I like the new look, but the old ones wasn't bad. You inspired me to pick up my Duaflex IV, but I put it down and loaded some B&W in my Brownie Hawkeye Flash. I don't have to re-spool with the BHF.


Yeah, I didn't hate the old layout, but it sort of limited the size photos could be displayed. Plus, I think the white background just looks a bit cleaner.

Thanks for the input and have fun with the BHF. Nice to know I can feed it with straight 120. It's probably next on my list for the project. Respooling is a bit of a pain.

charjohncarter
02-15-2014, 06:29
You mentioned you wanted some 620 spools, someone from the Flickr Brownie Hawkeye Flash group has offered some.

Just for fun, here is a Duaflex IV photo of mine.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3400/3633091669_783e303f39.jpg

Gregoyle
02-15-2014, 06:43
Love the pictures and stories so far.

I don't know if this will help you, but the Film Photography Project sells respooled 620 film. The prices are much higher than 120, but you get a spool with every roll and don't have to spool it yourself. Plus you will support a great project and podcast.

http://filmphotographyproject.com/store/film/620-film

-Greg

ABrosig
02-15-2014, 09:22
You mentioned you wanted some 620 spools, someone from the Flickr Brownie Hawkeye Flash group has offered some.

Just for fun, here is a Duaflex IV photo of mine.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3400/3633091669_783e303f39.jpg

Nice, dude! I just picked up a IV, so now I have the full set (Duaflex, II, III and IV). Probably going to play with the IV here soon. I'll post some images here and at my flickr set.

summar
02-15-2014, 10:40
Great project!

ABrosig
02-20-2014, 06:51
Thanks to everyone who's viewing, following and commenting on the project. Your input helps.

Check out the latest project update on my blog: andrewbrosigphotography.blogspot.com

charjohncarter
02-20-2014, 07:05
I'm going there now, I've been waiting.

Edit: great, the big negative looks great. I have a roll to develop today from my Brownie Hawkeye Flash. About half I put a portrait attachment from a Duaflex on the BHF. I'll let you know how it works. Might be something for your 6x9.

ABrosig
02-20-2014, 07:10
I'm going there now, I've been waiting.

Sorry for the wait. I've been busy with boring stuff for the job - basketball playoffs, kids playing - stuff like that.

BLKRCAT
02-20-2014, 07:17
OP,

Have you tried snipping off the lip of a 120 spool with a pair of nail clippers? Ive done this before to get a 120 roll into a 620 camera. That's the only real difference between the two. If it works for you it could save you some time and effort.

rjbuzzclick
02-20-2014, 07:33
Nice work, I've bookmarked it as well.

When I shot more with my 620 cameras, I would also do what ZF1 above does and just snip off the flanges of the 120 spool with a pair of scissors. Sometimes I'll also file down the ends as I think a 620 spool is about 1mm narrower in total width than a 120 spool. It's much quicker than re-spooling.

filmtwit
02-20-2014, 07:46
But no "Texas Leica"? (aka Fuji GW690)

Kenj8246
02-20-2014, 08:35
I'm not a native Texas but, as the old saying goes, I got here quick as I could. Which, for me, means 2005. I've started shooting the old, architecturally pleasing(to me) county courthouses. To date, I've got Bell, Bosque, Burleson, Coryell, Ellis, Fayette, Grimes, Hill, Lee, McClennan, Milam and Navarro. I started out with MF and a combination of b&w and color but, now that I've had time to look at some of my shots, I think I'm gonna start over with my Crown Graphic 45. It may take me the rest of my life or thereabouts but I don't have to do all 254, as some of the newer ones are just modern piles.

Will be following your project with interest, too, Andrew.

Kenny

ABrosig
02-20-2014, 12:46
Kenj: Sounds like a fun project. I've shot a few courthouses around the state as I've traveled, not extensively as you, however. Sad thing is, my county used to have an absolutely gorgeous courthouse, which was replaced with one of those modern-ish boxes.

If you ever get a chance, you must visit the Shelby County courthouse in Center in Deep East Texas.

http://www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/GreatAmericanLegendTour/ShelbyCountyTexas/ShelbyCountyCourthouse.htm

It's truly worth the trip.

Kenj8246
02-20-2014, 12:51
Kenj: Sounds like a fun project. I've shot a few courthouses around the state as I've traveled, not extensively as you, however. Sad thing is, my county used to have an absolutely gorgeous courthouse, which was replaced with one of those modern-ish boxes.

If you ever get a chance, you must visit the Shelby County courthouse in Center in Deep East Texas.


It's truly worth the trip.

That's definitely one of the ones on my 'short list'. It looks like no other. What county are you from? My son lives in Austin and they did the same...I've seen some old pics of the original and it's a shame that it's gone. Has happened much too often, in my opinion.

Kenny

ABrosig
02-21-2014, 04:53
I'm in Nacogdoches County, one county west of Shelby. If you decide to head over this way, let me know. I can show you a bunch of interesting places to shoot.

I agree, the move to "modernize" historic structures is just sad.

charjohncarter
02-21-2014, 06:56
I'm in Nacogdoches County, one county west of Shelby. If you decide to head over this way, let me know. I can show you a bunch of interesting places to shoot.

I agree, the move to "modernize" historic structures is just sad.

We just did that to our Vet's Hall here in Danville. Now it looks like a Ramada Inn.

ABrosig
02-27-2014, 05:21
Check out the latest Analog East Texas update here:

http://andrewbrosigphotography.blogspot.com/

ABrosig
03-20-2014, 06:17
Latest project update live on blog/Flickr feed - Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Next edition of the project to be published March 30 at dailysentinel.com (http://dailysentinel.com).

Katie
03-20-2014, 06:49
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8462087388_b0b8f7087f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dTLpLq)

I live a few blocks from the Fayette County Courthouse, and my photographic content centers around my small town life...

Good luck with your project!

Ko.Fe.
03-20-2014, 07:00
Eye pleasing project!
And, probably, first time I see Brownie pictures in focus :)

Kenj8246
03-20-2014, 07:26
I live a few blocks from the Fayette County Courthouse, and my photographic content centers around my small town life...

Good luck with your project!

Hey, neighbor. I'm up in College Station. I've got to get back to Fayette County with my Graphic View 4X5 to shoot your lovely courthouse. Last time down that way, I just kept going to Halletsville and points south and west. Forgive me for hijacking the thread to say howdy to a fellow Texian. :D

Kenny

ABrosig
03-20-2014, 09:42
I live a few blocks from the Fayette County Courthouse, and my photographic content centers around my small town life...

Good luck with your project!


Katie:

Nice image! I may have to head your way to photograph your courthouse, too. Glad to see your county hasn't gone the way of so many and destroyed that piece of your history. Thanks for looking.

Katie
03-23-2014, 12:31
Andrew, Kenny:
If either one of you are planning to come here, let me know and I will show you around a bit. :) Halletsville has a beautiful courthouse, too.

ABrosig
05-11-2014, 19:14
Blog update: http://andrewbrosigphotography.blogspot.com/2014/05/analog-interlude-oak-grove-cemetery.html

robert blu
05-12-2014, 03:25
Beautiful photos on your last post from your project, and yes I agree FM2 is a perfect learning tool and a joy to use:)
Robert

ABrosig
05-29-2014, 07:31
Updated: The Analog East Texas Project and the Kodak Tourist II

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ABrosig
06-11-2014, 13:13
Updated: Voigtlander Vito B (http://andrewbrosigphotography.blogspot.com/2014/06/in-zone-voigtlander-vito-b.html)

ABrosig
06-23-2014, 14:40
A tease from a future installment: Mamiya 645E w/ Ilford SFX 200 and 25A red filter. Didn't so much get the "near infrared" look I was hoping for, but like the grain and the tonality is good. Developed in HC 110, Dil B, 8 min. @68 (w/ 1 min presoak)

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Film was out of date (exp 6.2004). Could that have something to do with the lack of infrared or do you think it was the filtration? Thoughts appreciated. I'm not terribly experience with this film so any input would be appreciated.

Thanks

charjohncarter
06-23-2014, 20:53
A tease from a future installment: Mamiya 645E w/ Ilford SFX 200 and 25A red filter. Didn't so much get the "near infrared" look I was hoping for, but like the grain and the tonality is good. Developed in HC 110, Dil B, 8 min. @68 (w/ 1 min presoak)

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Film was out of date (exp 6.2004). Could that have something to do with the lack of infrared or do you think it was the filtration? Thoughts appreciated. I'm not terribly experience with this film so any input would be appreciated.

Thanks

I've used a bunch of rolls of SFX. I use just a Red Filter because I'm not all the crazy about heavy IR look.

Here is one of mine in 120, I felt the 35mm was too grainy. This is our 'old' Vets Hall at about 3 pm in the winter:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3330/3344597988_ab628bb4f8.jpg

ABrosig
07-18-2014, 11:47
Latest update to The Analog East Texas Blog - Former Soviet Union Rangefinders FED-3 and Kiev-IV

http://andrewbrosigphotography.blogspot.com/2014/07/ulybka-tovarishch.html

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