THIS shot of a rather withered rose was taken with an antique Zodeller lens (the name means nothing – Zodeller Cameras were sold by a London retailer in the 1920s and were probably supplied from Germany). The lens is a simple triplet, I believe, in a Compur shutter – but I used flash to set the exposure rather than a shutter speed.
The original camera used glass plates and a rather primitive 120 rollfilm adapter. I guess the last time anyone used it to take a photo was when Churchill was alive – and maybe Hitler, too. The effect the lens creates in this format is interesting (the shot was taken on 100 ISO Fomapan 4×5 film):