This disc camera has the unusual feature of an extendable "wand" with which the camera can be held at a distance to take self portraits, a convex mirror on the front of the camera allows you to compose your shot. The hand grip incorporates a remote shutter release. The disc format is long obsolete, and I have loaded it with a disc which expired in 1993, so the results may be dissapointing, or even absent!
Friday, 22 April 2011
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
reflected self-portrait with Voigtlander Perkeo camera and collapsable white hat, originally uploaded by pho-Tony.
Handheld in a sunlit bathroom, 1/25th second at f8. The camera has a detailed depth of field table attached to it, so it was easy to ensure that the focus was going to be reasonable.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Sunday, 10 April 2011
The camera can be pre-focused before opening, and had a full speed range Compur shutter, which still fires acurately even though it is nearly 80 years old, and was last used more than 20 years ago.
I've loaded it with my last roll of Efke B&W film, as it somehow wouldn't feel right to put colour film in this camera.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Starting next month, I will be writing a regular monthly column for Amateur Photographer, a weekly magazine that has been going since 1884. In each column I will be talking about my experiences with one of my film cameras. In the May 21st issue, to introduce my first column, there will also be a two page feature about me and my project. I'm looking forward to this new challenge!