Triathlete Mikael Nelker shot on Ilford FP4+ with Speed-Graphlex and the Kodak Aero-Ektar lens

Triathlete Mikael Nelker shot on Ilford FP4+ with Speed-Graphlex and the Kodak Aero-Ektar lens

 
Adventure racer Matts Ekman shot on Ilford FP4+ with Speed-Graphlex and the Kodak Aero-Ektar lens

Adventure racer Matts Ekman shot on Ilford FP4+ with Speed-Graphlex and the Kodak Aero-Ektar lens

 
 

The Speed-Graphics

equipped with the legendary Kodak Aero-Ektar lens

The Kodak Aero Ektar lens

It all began after the end of World War II. These lenses served during the war in reconnaissance missions, mounted in the huge Graflex K-21 cameras to photograph the world, or what was left of it, after the Flying Fortress, such as the B17, had visited the theatre of war: Battle fields, towns, industrial and other strategic targets. Originally made for military purposes by Kodak and sold to the US ministry of defence for about US $ 800 a piece, as much money as a Chevrolet would have cost in those days. AfterWorld War II, these lenses where sold as a bargain for about 79 US $ to professional photographers mainly for use in their studios as a portrait lens.