Boudoir with a Welta

Maxoperandi

Northampton, United Kingdom

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This is another shot in the series for a fellow photographer friend of mine who collects old cameras. This is his mother’s Welta camera from the 1930’s and it’s still working. He said that he would put up a few framed prints in his shop on the High Street. (so no nudes)…This is Ivy Grant an experienced Russian model taking a shot me me taking a shot of her.

The Welti/Welta is a 35mm folding viewfinder camera made by Welta from 1935 through the 1960s. It is one of a confusing family of nearly identical cameras that also include the lower cost Weltix and Watson. All models have: an optical viewfinder with a spring-loaded mount that compensates for parallax, a depth of field (DOF) table on a metal plated attached to the camera’s back, a hinged side-opening back, manually cocked shutters, and knurled knobs for film advance and rewind. Early model Weltis have the viewfinder located in the center of the top plate; later model Welti cameras had a viewfinder offset to the user’s left.

In 1938, the Welta model with the Schneider Xenon lens was selling in New York stores for $74.50, or about $1100 US in 2010 terms.

Taken with a large 1 metre softbox set to the right and metered between f9/11…on the left out of camera is one of my freestanding silver reflects and aimed at the backdrop is a honeycomb set at f16. The Canon camera was set at f9, 1/200 ISO 100 and lens set at 85mm

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