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Valdecus 10-01-2013 01:21 AM

Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
Repairing an old BMW R25/2. Graflex Speed Graphic (4x5"), Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm/f2.5, Fujifilm FP-100B-45 instant film.

Cheers
Andreas

http://www.waldeck.com/img_photocame...0608SG_001.jpg

Steven G Webb 10-01-2013 02:11 AM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
Glad to see life being breathed into a classic bike and a classic camera. Well done!

scatterbrained 10-01-2013 10:57 PM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
Love this shot. If you would have told me you dug this up from the 60's I'd be hard pressed to argue.

Valdecus 10-01-2013 11:16 PM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
;) The image was taken recently. Have a look at the guy on the right: he is carrying a small digital P&S camera over his shoulder.

BTW, the Speed Graphic camera is from 1955, the lens dates from 1943, and the film - well, it expired this year... ;) Below is an image of the LF camera and lens, lots of fun to shoot with this unique combo!

Cheers
Andreas

http://www.waldeck.com/img_photocame...Aero_Speed.jpg

Bobby Deal 10-05-2013 12:40 PM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
Wonderful image Vlad, I bet the vintage camera was a blast to work with

Jim Jones 10-05-2013 07:02 PM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
Vintage Speed Graphic? No, any functional Speed Graphic remains a useful tool.

Valdecus 10-06-2013 02:33 AM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
Doesn't "vintage" relate to something of extremely high quality from the past? In that sense, my Graflex is definitely "vintage", as it is fairly old, is in perfect condition, and works like a charm. So, yes, it is a vintage and useful tool!

Cheers
Andreas

cyclohexane 01-20-2014 05:39 PM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
Andreas, you have an Aero Ektar?

How'd I miss this thread?! An Aero Ektar and Speed Graphic was my dream setup back in college after seeing images made with it by David Burnett and others; alas, I never set the money aside, and I thought it more prudent to put money into my Nikon editorial kit.

I stumbled across something today that implied the possibility of adapting an Aero Ektar into various medium format mounts, which would be more convenient for me than going back into large format film. Wheels are turning.

Really cool image. Love it.

Mr. Pickles 01-20-2014 05:43 PM

Re: Working on a Vintage BMW Motorcycle
 
yeah, what the last guy said. Cracker of an image, and the image of the camera and lens shows a very nice piece of equipment.


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