I have been putting my Welta Garant through its paces, mostly Ilford XP-2 on New York cityscapes. Using a pre-war camera like the Garant seems to be both good training and a lot of fun. Jurgen Kreckel, who sold me the camera, has been great at responding to
my questions, but there isn’t an English-language manual—and
forget finding Garant-specific information on the Internet (though medfmt8k.com is a great general site on medium format cameras). Things we take for granted on our modern cameras (autofocus, a light meter, easy to use focus) don’t come on the Garant; I am having to rely primarily on depth of field. Still struggling with basics like how to properly close this folding camera! Maybe I need to trade this in for a twin lens reflex…
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