I always have been fascinated by photography.
But with the introduction of the digital camera it all became too easy, too predictable …to me.
So I forced myself to go back to the roots of real analog photography.
Not just by making the photograph itself, but by controlling the entire photographic process.

This brought me back to the middle of the 19th century, to the amazing Collodion wet plate process.
And every single day I feel challenged to refine and improve myself.

For my website please visit : www.alextimmermans.com

Alex Timmermans

"You don't take a picture, it's given to you"

maandag 29 juli 2013

How to repair a bent lens hood.

Recently I found a very nice Dallmeyer 3A f4.
A very nice lens with a perfect working aperture inside (original).
Just great for outside use.

The downside was that it's lens hood was bent at several places.
As I prefer to have these things solved I made a wooden mold.
It's made of a strong piece of 18mm wood.
Just drawn a line using the radius of the lens hood.
Cut it in two pieces using a jig saw and it is ready for use.
Just use a simple wood clamp to force it into the right shape.
It will never be 100% but very close to that.
Unfortunately the previous owner tried to clean it
with brass cleaner......
So that's the next step.
Getting rid of all that brass cleaning stuff.


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