Sunday, 27 November 2011
I was hoping that I might have a 100 year old camera to use, but none are quite that old, though this one was introduced in 1911 and remained in production for a decade or more.
At first glance it appears to take 120 roll film, but the spools are narrower than standard 120, more like 620 spools, though this format was not introduced until much later. The camera had one wooden spool in it, and I was able to re-roll a film onto an old 620 spool to make the supply side. The way the old wooden spool engages with the wind-on knob is not compatible with the 620 spools, so it was lucky the old one was there.
Saturday, 26 November 2011
reflected self-portrait with Paxina camera and strange hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
I've loaded it with some expired Fujichrome Velvia ISO100 slide film, which I will cross process at home in C41 chemistry.
reflected self-portrait with Durst Duca camera and Che Guevara hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
This camera has a fixed shutter speed and aperture, so can't be used indoors, meaning that my reflected self-portrait had to be taken in a window of the local college..
I only managed to get nine exposures this week, re-loading the Agfa Rapid cassettes is a bit hit and miss, this time I obviously didn't load enough, but the resistance had got to the level where I was going to damage the film if I tried to cram any more in.
Sunday, 13 November 2011
I left my final decision about the choice of this week's camera until I saw what the weather was like, we have had a very gloomy week, and this camera, with a fixed shutter speed and aperture needs good light. Saturday morning was sunny, so the Durst Duca got the go ahead. There are only 12 exposures per load, which is just as well, as we are now back to very dull conditions.
Saturday, 12 November 2011
reflected self-portrait with Pentax S1 camera and leather hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
reflected self-portrait with Sprocket Rocket camera and yellow crown, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Now I know from first hand experience why the early Victorians always looked so po-faced in photographs. The need to keep still (in this case for 30 seconds) made it difficult to keep anything but a straight face.
Saturday, 5 November 2011
reflected self-portrait with Zeiss Kolibri camera and winter hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
I took the Kolibri with me on a day trip to London on a very wet day, there were plenty of puddles and reflections. The film was Efke 100 black and white film which I developed in Ilfosol 3.