How to measure shutter speeds

The real shutter speeds of mechanical shutters often deviate from the numbers you find printed on the dial. Hence to decide if you need to get your shutter cleaned and adjusted, and to know which of the speeds deviate most (so you can compensate during exposure)), it is advisable to actually test your shutters. If […]

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Venturing into Large Format (Part 3)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Large Format Photography

On the last 3 weekends I did my first tests with the Tachihara 4×5 camera and the Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 5,6/150 and the Super-Angulon 5,6/75. As these were mere technical tests, I chose some historical palaces castles and churches which are easily accessible. In such places open to the public, a photographer with a large format […]

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