While others will think it is terrible that I have ripped apart old folders for their lenses, but here's the thing. The cameras are basically just decoration, and for me, that's not much of an option. I am also considering selling a few of my cameras. Mainly the ones I do not use, but that's a hurdle I'll climb when I come to it.
Anyway, one of the cameras was a Kodak Autographic Folding Brownie No. 2a, which has a Baush And Lomb Rapid Rectilinear lens. The stops listed on the lens if 8 16 32 64. The thing is that is the old style Universal Stop. ƒ/16 is US 16, so US 8 will be ƒ/11.
So it's a very easy conversion to understand.
I have tested these lenses out prior to actually committing them to film.
|"Snowy Post" - Kodak Rapid Rectilinear Lens|
Ilford MGIV Fibre based paper - Dektol 1+3
Getting the Monorail to the site to setup the shot was fairly easy. Slippery somewhat, but not too bad.I had a yellow filter and a polarizer on the camera, oh and a fashioned lens hood out of a black plastic thingy.
|"Flow" - Kodak Rapid Rectilinear 114mm ƒ/11 @ƒ/16|
1/15s Exposure - Ilford FP4+ 125ASA
But perhaps that'll change when I give the Achromatic lens a go! It's different than a Rapid Rectilinear. The Achromatic lens is basically a cemented Doublet lens, but instead of the lenses being separated (front and rear elements) by a pocket of air, they are actually cemented together.
Should make things interesting!
Until next time. Keep those shutters firing!