Ever wondered what “What’s in the pack” image would have looked like a century ago?

Here’s a chance for you to check how our Staff Pro Henry Iddon manages to shoot rock climbing and contemporary landscapes with an antique ultra large format camera.

He’s been using an “Underwood Instanto” camera, manufactured by E & T Underwood at their Brunswick Works, 130 - 2 Granville Street, Birmingham from 1886 to 1905.

They were a popular model at the time, and constructed of seasoned mahogany, brass fittings and red or black leather bellows, and originally sold in three options for lens / shutter combinations.

Lenses were either meniscus or rectilinear and could be sold with an optional patent roller blind shutter mounted behind the lens.

The camera used by the Abraham brothers didn’t use a shutter.

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