Returning home to England this summer (things change much in 6 months), The Plaubel Makina strut-folding 6x9cm camera still remains the same, although I've uh, acquired more than 1 now. Anyone interested in 6x9cm format, do take heart. Mike Connealy once made a comment about the quality of vintage lenses and the subsequent effect of film development once. These images play around this idea. The Plaubel Makina's standard Anticomar 10cm f2.9 lens is the tried and tested Tessar type lens with an image circle sitting somewhere around the 100mm mark. Because of the strut design, it's not possible to wobble the lens safely in order to improvise movements (unlike other folding cameras). Maybe whoever is fortunate enough to have a monitor calibrated to the same wavelength as mine might notice some interesting effects with the lens. The first set of images (London) are processed straight in rodinal 1:50- 1:100 on traditional Ilford or Agfa emulsion. Only 1 or 2 images have been subjected to strained film development (don't ask). In the second set (Snowdonia), document film - Technical Pan - or orthochromatic film - Maco Ort25c and contrast filtration, developed for acutance [Rodinal 1:200 - 1:300] using a combination of a standing tank technique and improvisation. Aesthetically it was a hard lesson. I abandoned the IR film attempt on the Plaubel and used it on a Ross Ensign instead and had a film yield ...well... arrive at your own conclusions. I think I've started to appreciate the striking ability for a classic lens to render images as 'modern' using compensating film development, as well as retain its own character. I realise I am not using the 1929 lens to its limit and yet it's pleasing to know that such an old lens still has plenty more potential to draw from. Best wishes.