Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Sunday, 26 February 2012
When I found it, the shutter wasn't working, and while I normally wouldn't go anywhere near a camera with "WD40", I carefully put a tiny amount on the shutter from behind, and it immediately sprang back to life.
I transferred the last few exposures of the Efke film that I have been using in the Baldi camera.
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Thursday, 23 February 2012
This is another of the 1930s little black folding 127 cameras that I have a soft spot for. The 3x4 cm size is the 127 "half-frame" format, with 16 exposures per roll. I'm using Efke 100 black and white film this week.
Despite being nearly 80 years old, the shutter still fires on all speeds, but it does need a bit of warming up on the slow speeds, I find that covering the lens and firing the shutter a few times helps ensure that it will be reasonably accurate.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
The twenty year old film I used has taken its toll on the image quality, but I quite like the effect, the blotchy appearance and odd colouring give a retro feel, which seems to match the subject matter.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
After shooting half a roll in the Gevalux 144, I transferred the film into this camera to finish it off.
Monday, 6 February 2012
The Gevalux is a chunky camera, barely any smaller than a 120 camera of this style. I've loaded it with a roll of expired Kodak colour negative film, and will probably transfer the film to another 127 camera to finish it off.
After taking 11 pictures in the Baby Ikonta, I transferred the film into the Comet. It was a sunny day, so I used the yellow filter which came with the camera to darken the blue skies a little. There weren't any clouds when this photo was taken, so the two flying pigeons are the only thing to break up the plain sky.
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Saturday, 4 February 2012
There are many variations of the Bencini Comets. This one takes sixteen 3cm x 4cm exposures on a 127 roll film. There is a fixed aperture and single shutter speed, plus "B". This one has a focussing ring, and came with a yellow filter attached.
I took 11 exposures on a roll of Efle 100 B&W film in the Baby Ikonta, then transferred the film into this camera to finish it off.