Archive for Perkeo

Sunrise, Harvey Cedars, LBI

Posted in film, Medium format, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by msogavt
Harvey Cedars, LBI, July 252 2017

Harvey Cedars, LBI, July 252 2017

Watching the sun rise, Harvey Cedars, LBI

Posted in Medium format, photography, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2017 by msogavt
Watching the sun rise, Harvey Cedars, LBI

Watching the sun rise, Harvey Cedars, LBI, July 25, 2017

Yellow I, II, Havey Cedars

Posted in Medium format, photography, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2017 by msogavt

More images taken with the Voigtlander Perkeo II on Fujifilm Pro 400H. The creaminess of the color is courtesy of the Color Skopar 80mm f3.5 on the camera.

Surfcasters at Sunrise

Posted in Medium format, photography, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2017 by msogavt
Surfcasters at sunrise, Harvey Cedars LBI

Surfcasters at sunrise on the beach at Harvey Cedars, LBI, NJ, July 2017.

Voigtlander Perkeo II

This photo was shot on a Voigtlander Perkeo II medium format camera from the 1950s. Despite taking 6×6 images on 120 film, the camera fits in a coat pocket when folded up. The 80mm f3.5 lens is a basic four-element design, and the image quality declines rapidly in anything less than well lit. But I like this image with its rich, deep colors from the Fuji Pro 400H color print film that almost looks like an oil painting.

 

Voigtlander Perkeo I

Posted in Medium format, photography, Rangefinder with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2012 by msogavt

On the waterfront

Finally got a change to take out my Voigtlander Perkeo I medium format camera. This was a Sunday morning in early February, turned out to be much colder on the Lake Champlain waterfront than I expected. The chill wind made it difficult to handle all the levers and such that it takes to take a hand-held meter reading, advance the film, set the shutter and aperture and arm the shutter.

Voigtlander Perkeo I, 75mm f4.5 Vaskar lens.

There were at least three Perkeo models, the I being the very low-end made in the early 1950s. The II had a Skopar lens, and the III had an uncoupled rangefinder. They all  shoot 6×6 images on 120 film. This was a test roll, Chinese film that I picked up too cheap. It turns out the film kept binding when I tried to advance a frame, and I ended up with only  seven images, where I should have gotten 12. You get what you pay for. The camera worked surprisingly well. Unfortunately, I only have low quality scans I got when I got the film developed and my scanner can’t handle negative larger than 35mm.

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