I am continuing with the handheld LF instant setup and making good progress. In the heat out there it is a lot of work. This thing weighs in at 3.5kg or so when operational.
Unfortunately it seems that the bellows has a light leak somewhere. This is not unusual for older cameras like this. The continuous bending of the folds wears out the leather or paper and it becomes porous. Before fixing it, I will shoot some pics and experiment a little bit with the defect. It can be interesting, but I don’t want to have it in the long term. By the way, look at some of the other pictures and note how level the camera is horizontally. This is all handheld, no tripod and no optical viewfinder!