...and start saving for Petzval lenses, and a 10 x 8 field camera and a buggy to haul it around...
Have fun, it is addicting and good luck.
Agree 100% with 2F/2F said.
Originally Posted by 2F/2F
Also Craig, IMHO the ground glass, movements, and the flatness of the sheet film are perhaps new features to you. You will enjoy all the steps of its use. Larger formats than 4x5 will impact more you ego than your pics.
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Thanks everyone. I finally got the camera in my hands and spent a bit of time playing with all the pieces. It all makes sense, except for the aperture setting. There are shutter speed markers, but no aperture markers. Plus the 'lever' that adjusts the aperture doesn't step, but slides smoothly, so I don't quite understand how to set aperture.
The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 6.3/210. I did a quick google search, but didn't really find anything useful. Am I missing something right in front of my face? I'd appreciate any help the APUG world can provide.
I suppose someone replaced the shutter or maybe the f/stop scale just fell off. I may be oversimplifying but if you can measure the diameter of the opening, the formula for f/stop is focal length divided by diameter of the aperture. You could make a crude scale of your own with markings for 8, 11, 16, 32, 45, 64.