Wednesday, 28 July 2010
This camera had a fully automatic mode, but the meter on this one no longer works, so I will be manually setting the apertures and shutter speeds. I've loaded an old cassette with Rollei Retro 100 black and white film, and am looking forward to using it again after a gap of 35 years!
Saturday, 24 July 2010
The Ikonta 530/16 model was made between 1937 and 1939. It takes 12 square exposures on a 120 roll film. This is one of the more basic versions with a Novar lens and a limited range of shutter speeds. I have loaded it with a roll of Shanghai GP3 black and white film.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
This has been cropped to make a square image.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
reflected self portrait with Goerz Tenax 127 camera, originally uploaded by pho-Tony.
This was taken in the lift up to our appartment on "Summer 127 Day". It is very underexposed and has been partially rescued in Photoshop. Note the copious Newton's Rings!
The camera had a thorough test for light leaks in the fierce Spanish sunshine, it seems to have passed the test. Framing is difficult with the tiny waist level mirror finder, this one nearly lost the feet of the dinosaur!
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
This compact little folding camera dates from the 1930s and takes eight exposures on a roll of 127 film. I will be taking it on holiday with me, and intend to use it on 12th July (Summer 127 day).
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
The Viewmaster stereo camera uses a diagonal film path to take 75 stereo pairs on a 36 exposure 35mm film. I've already put a couple of films through this camera, and I'm as interested in the possibilities of making in camera collage images as I am in making stereo pairs.
I plan to take a few picures this week, then take the camera with me on holiday next week, along with week 28's camera.