First light: Speed graphic + 178mm Aero Ektar f/2.5

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Graham06, May 20, 2009.

  1. Graham06

    Graham06 Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Medium Format Speed Graphic/options(bigIndex)/

    Got the lens for $90 and the camera for $123. Both were quite dirty and tatty, but I cleaned up the lens a bit (am still afraid to go for the dust inside,) re-glued and conditioned the leather of the camera, lubricated the shutter mechanism and it's now in good working order.

    Let light into the the first frame I took
    Second one I caught the girl with a goofy look
    Third one I front focused
    Fourth one was over exposed just a little (but deliberately so it looks like the shutter speeds are fine)

    Over all I'm quite pleased.

    To get the same depth of field look on a 35mm camera, how fast would the lens have to be the same depth of field? The focal length would have to be 178/3.52 == 50mm Would it have to be a f/0.7 lens?