Friday, 18 February 2011

Week 60 - Leidox Ia


Leidox Ia, originally uploaded by pho-Tony.
At first glance this looks like a 35mm camera, but in fact it takes 127 roll film, 12 square exposures each 4cm x 4cm. It was made in Germany in the very early 1950s and has an f3.8 5cm lens, which is slightly on the wide side for this format. The Prontor-S shutter should give speeds from 1 second to 1/300th, but this one gives the same speed (probably the fastest) whatever the setting. I have loaded it with my first roll of Macocolor UCN-200 film, so with a shutter speed of around 1/200th, I can use the "sunny 16" rule to set the aperture, all I need now is some sun!

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