The film was in poor condition, and was stuck to the backing paper, I had to develop it as it was, though at the end of the process the paper peeled off quite easily. There was a considerable residue of paper particles left stuck to the film, these are the white flecks visible on this photo.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
This is not only a new model for me, but a new format, it takes 2cm x 3cm pictures, and squeezes 24 exposures out of a roll. So far I haven't been able to find any other cameras that use 127 film in this way.
It was made in the early 1960s, there was a film in it when I found it, Kodacolor II, which was introduced in 127 size in 1973.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
The automatic exposure mechanism on this camera seems to have died, but it still works as a fixed aperture, single speed device. I transferred the partly used film from the Kodak Brownie Super 27 that I was using earlier in the week.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
This is a very heavy and chunky camera, although it has an automatic exposure system, this doesn't seem to be working, so I treated it as a simple point and shoot, with fixed aperture and shutter speed, and took the four frames in bright daylight. I didn't want to risk wasting a whole film, so tranferred the part used roll from the Brownie Super 27 to finish it off.
Monday, 21 May 2012
The curly Efke film managed to slip free from the film plane and provide an unplanned selective focus effect.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
The Brownie Super 27 is one of the less common Brownies, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Made between 1961 and 1965 it takes twelve square photos per roll. There is no "B" setting, and two apertures marked sunny and dull, so I'm having to wait for suitable lighting conditions to finish the film off.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
This is one of the many old industrial buildings in Sheffield that are still in use, though sadly many more have been lost.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
This is one of the less common of the Bencini range, it is styled rather like a cine camera, with a vertical layout. There is a single shutter speed of 1/50th, plus "B", and unusually, a cable release socket.
I loaded it with a roll of Macocolor C41 negative film, and managed to make rather a mess of it, losing the first 3 frames in the process. I'll know what to do next time!