Thursday, 23 May 2013
reflected self-portrait with Kodak Brownie Flash 20 camera and floral hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
I love the 1950s design of this camera, with its enormous flash reflector. It has a few minor sophistications that raise it above the minimum. There are three apertures, and a wind on system which doesn't require you to use the red window, other than to advance the film to the first frame.
The downside is that it takes 620 film, which is identical to 120 film, but on a slimmer spool, so you can't use ordinary 120 rolls in it. 620 film was discontinued some years ago, so the only way to use it is to respool some 120 onto a 620 reel, which is what I've done this week.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
reflected self portrait with Kodak Brownie 20 camera and purple silicone hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
I've loaded it with some slightly expired Kodak Ektar colour negative film.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Thursday, 9 May 2013
This is a very basic Bakelite folding camera, taking eight "full frame" 4cm x 6.5cm negatives on a roll. It's a recent find from a street market. They were made between 1935 and 1942.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
reflected self-portrait with Voigtlander Brilliant camera and Viking headgear, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Saturday, 4 May 2013
At first glance this looks like a twin lens reflex, but the upper "lens" is just part of a large box camera style viewfinder, there is no focus function attached to it. I picked this up at a car boot sale for £4 a couple of years ago, it all seems to work, and I thought it was about time it had an outing.