Monday, 23 July 2012

127 camera number 25 - Falcon Miniature

Falcon Miniature by pho-Tony
Falcon Miniature, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.

There were a number of very similar looking models made in the 1940s and 50s, the styling of this one was a source for the current retro-looking "Sprocket Rocket" from the Lomography store. It has an unusual feature in that a spare roll of film can be stored in a chamber inside the back. The weather has brightened up a bit, so I hope to be able to use this fixed speed, fixed aperture, focus-free camera without too much difficulty this week.

photo from 127 camera No. 24 - Luxette

Lincoln Cathedral by pho-Tony
Lincoln Cathedral, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.

The definition, at least in the centre, of this lens is quite good. This one was taken during a cloudy spell on a fairly bright day, I can't remeber which aperture I used, but I think it was probably f11.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

127 camera number 24 - Luxette

Luxette by pho-Tony
Luxette, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.

This little camera is rather scruffy, but seems to work OK. It takes square photos and has 3 apertures and 4 shutter speeds (plus B).
At the height of the English summer I was hoping to use a more basic camera that needs good light, but it is so dull and wet here that I decided to use one with a bit more flexibility in terms of lighting conditions. I've loaded it with Efke 100 film.