I always have been fascinated by photography.
But with the introduction of the digital camera it all became too easy, too predictable …to me.
So I forced myself to go back to the roots of real analog photography.
Not just by making the photograph itself, but by controlling the entire photographic process.

This brought me back to the middle of the 19th century, to the amazing Collodion wet plate process.
And every single day I feel challenged to refine and improve myself.

For my website please visit : www.alextimmermans.com

Alex Timmermans

"You don't take a picture, it's given to you"

zondag 13 juli 2014

The easiest "lens cap" to make

Recently I bought a very nice, in it's original case, Dallmeyer 8x 10" rapid rectilinear.
The lens in is extremely good shape including it's original set of waterhouse stops.
Matching serial numbers on lens and stops. Lens was made back in 1891.

So far a nice find but it was holding a great simple lens cap alternative.
As most of us are using these lenses and mostly petzval lenses wide open we never use the
waterhouse stops but we do need a lens cap.
What about using the waterhouse slot to close the lens???
In the leather case holder the water house stops there was also a thin black piece of plastic.
That piece of plastic just fits perfect in the waterhouse slot.
Est voila, you just don't need a lens cap anymore!
Why haven't thought about that idea before. So all credits go to it's previous owner, Henk Peters.
Sometimes life can be so simple......

If you still need to make a lens cap, then just have a look over here: