Just got a speed Graphic and a Aero ektar 175 2,8 to finaly get in the Large format Analog Photography.

I will shoot film but for now i just test the camera with a polaroid 405 back and some 3x4 polaroid film.

I am lite lost comming from Digital Hasselblad & Phase one format so maybe you guys can help me with some questions.

1. I use focal Plane shutter, the only way to use the Aero and any barrel lens, and i see that I have only full stops. I general Lightmetering, and i shoot just beauty, portrait and fashion, i get my photos always to dark. I meter always skin and with spot mettering. Maybe its just becauce i use polaroid now.

2. Is there a way to test how acurate the focal Plane shutter is?

3. The Aero Ectar is a 2,5 that create a exeptional Bokeh but is so hard to shoot people as they need to be 100% still all the time. any tips or suggestions?

in general i love to hear any tips & suggestions or experience about this combo

Lambis
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