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Barn (102/365) on Flickr.

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So today was an attempt to get a sunset with my speed graphic. Unfortunately I biked out a tad unprepared. My polaroid back had 3 shots left, My 5D II was without a battery (so my meter effectively died) and I didn’t take in account how long it’d take me to set up. The original photo would have been the barn further back with all the cloud definition of the area but I took too long and ran out of light so I took this instead.

Camera: Speed Graphic with Ektar 127mm f4.7 (@F8) with DIY polaroid back. Using ISO 400 B/W polaroid film.

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Growing (97/365) on Flickr.

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So I was out today with the mamiya RZ67, I think the lens for it or maybe my expired film is affecting sharpness. It’s not 100% great.

Camera: Mamiya RZ67 with 110mm F2.8 with a polaroid back

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Wooden Men (93/365) on Flickr.

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So I decided it’d be fun to play Strobist with my Mamiya RZ67 and the polaroid back. I only have 1 Wooden man but I decided to do multiple exposures and make more :D. It was dicey though since the mirror stays up when the shot is done I don’t see the flash and I double exposed the main guy by accident.

Strobist: 580Ex (@1/32 power) with snoot

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6x7 (45/365) on Flickr.

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So I bought a mamiya RZ67, with AE meter and 110mm F2.8. Problem is the shutter is extremely soft. I’m really not sure why and I’m probably going to get it looked at by sun camera tomorrow. It makes me really sad. Well the price was good and I think it just needs a new spring or a minor adjustment on the shutter so it shouldn’t be too pricy.

Anyways pictured in here are is a mamiya rz67 with 110mm f2.8 using the top down finder and 220 back. To the left is the grip and the AE meter. To the right is an array of filters and a remote trigger.

Also you’ll probably notice the photo is a bit off, that’s because it’s a double exposure. :D

Camera : Canon 5D mark II with 50mm F1.2L (@F11) With full extension tube set.

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That’s what you’ll find on a holga. An optical lens, not a opaque lens, or a dog lens, not even a canon lens, just an optical lens.

Also the it’s pola-bokeh.

Strobist info : 1 umbrella (36”) shoot through. 1 Vivitar 285 (@1/16th power). Flash distance was approx. 3-4 feet from the holga.

The flash was fired about 13 times in different frames to create this photo compliation. It didn’t work exactly because turns out finding a space in my room that’s devoid of stuff for a 4 foot radius is hard. It worked enough though.

Camera: Canon 5D mark II, 50mm F1.2L (@F1.6)

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PS Yes that is the new SI-Holga I’ve built which will be on sale shortly for $120 CAD/USD plus shipping

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I’m sitting at home Tearing up old/broken polaroids to make new backs for producing more Si-Holgas while watching Top Gear. I’ve done one today it took an hour, I’m starting a second one now. Say goodbye to my broken Land 360 everyone!

So what is everyone else doing?

Also I hope everyone’s Christmas eve is as fun as mine (seriously it’s super fun to make these).

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Polaroid’s can be sharp! Here is a polaroid I took while calibrating my Mamiya Press Universal. I took it of my Mamiya Super 23.

Photo was scanned on my V500.

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Speed Graphic on Photography Drive. Seriously it’s on close by Weston Road and Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario. It’s the driveway into a now abandoned Kodak facility.

The shot was taken in the evening on my way home from work. I decided to have a little interlude decided to take a photo or 2 since traffic was super awful.

I set up with a tripod (a heavy Alta pro) and used my Speed Graphic with my home made Polaroid back and Matched ground glass to focus. It was dark so this photo actually took me 2 tries before I got the focus right. I also tilted the speed graphic using the front drop and that is producing the very very pronounced blurring.

The lens on the Speed graphic is a 127mm F4.5 Ektar, the shutter was on for 1 second and it was stopped down to F8.

The polaroid was scanned on an Epson V500

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HOORAH!

The polaroid back and the matched ground glass work flawlessly! I’ll post polaroids (and photos of the back) up later in the day, but I just thought I’d let everyone know that it works!

Focusing is accurate (enough) and the framing from the ground glass is more accurate than via the viewfinder since I took into account the reduced size of the polaroids.

BUT the cherry on top has to be the darkslide system. I was not sure if it’d work at all because I really mashed it up in a last minute idea made from a cut down 4x5 darkslide and a lot of velvet sandwiched between plastics and a WHOLE LOT of thick super glue. Now it’s not pretty, the slide doesnt actually slide in very well and given the wrong move you could probably seperate the original polaroid 545 back from the type-100 pack film back, BUT it’s light tight! I swapped backs 2-3 times in one of my first shot to see if any light would leak past. NOTHING!

In short. I have a fully functional Speed Graphic with polaroid type 100 back and it makes me smile in the morning.

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Well not really. Problem Worked around!

I decided I was just going to make a ground glass that was 6.8mm away from the graflok back to match my polaroid back. BAM. Problem solved!

The only issue was that the total cost of materials was about 90 bucks. $25 more and I could have ordered a proper working polaroid back without needing to make this ground glass. (I also kicked my laptop LCD with a bit of glass.

So in short this was not practical. But it was a good experience.

Anyways tomorrow I’m taking the camera out to see how accurate I made my matching pair. I’ll post a few photos tomorrow night.