Still Bellowing in the Night

Sinar Norma with repaired wide angle bellows and 75mm Super Angulon

Sinar Norma with repaired wide angle bellows and 75mm Super Angulon

This time to repair the Sinar wide angle bellows for use with a 75mm lens on the Sinar in preference to the Linhof. The Linhof is a great camera for use with standard or slightly long lenses at normal distances. For wide angle work or close ups the Linhof is an utter pain in the arse. However, the early Sinar WA bellows had a set of screw pins between the metal plates inside the bellows and the plastic end frame on the outside rear of the bellows. Over the years these pins caused the end frame to break at the pin insertion points

So today’s bellowing was to replace the end frame. Actually easier and neater that I expected. The rear frame of the 10×8″ bellows is aluminium, a much more sensible material

The Saturday Pic

Today’s pic’ is about what we have lost to remind us that we must preserve the tattered remnants of our once magnificent forests that survive, I assess about 4.8% of original south west Western  Australian forest cover remains. I have chosen a picture of diversity rather than a more obvious big trees pic’. Shown in this image are examples of most of the higher slope karri belt forest trees, including a banksia in the foreground. Lower down a slope there would be delights like bullitch and river banksia. Although the trees are fairly small they are diverse, without the monotony of “regenerated” forest, which has the visual excitement of Regency wallpaper

Now get ye to the Alexander Library at 3.00pm this afternoon

Made with Linhof STv, Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar lens and Kodak EPN. Image post scan processed in GIMP