Friday, 31 August 2012
reflected self-portrait with Kodak 66 camera and novelty cake hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
The Granelli ice cream vans are a familiar sight in Sheffield, I like this non-motorised one which is towed onto site and then left to fend for itself.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
I loaded it with some expired Fuji slide film to cross-process, perhaps not the fairest of tests for a camera!
Monday, 27 August 2012
reflected self portrait with Polaroid Image System camera and delusions of grandeur, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
The "sonar" autofocus is confused by glass or mirrors, and there is no manual focus, so I was expecting this one to be blurred, the incomplete spread of chemicals adds another layer of imperfection to the image!
Friday, 24 August 2012
In the USA (and probably elsewhere) it was called the "Spectra". Polaroid stopped making film a while ago, but "The Impossible Project" - TIP - has resurected some formats, though they are in a testing stage and not very reliable. I sent off for a pack of PZ 600 Silver Shade, which is a black and white film in a dark coloured mount. I took a test shot when I first got the film back in January, but as the film needs warm conditions to work properly, I have waited to use the rest until the "summer".
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
I decided to shoot a couple of "joiners" this week, partly to get through the 36 exposure Agfa Vista film (Poundland) that I loaded.
This is the gold postpox in honour of local hero Jessica Ennis.
The camera was quite simple to use, though the rangefinder patch is rather dim, and most of the time I simply used the scale to focus after estimating the distance. There is quite marked flare on any photos where there is any backlighting.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
reflected self-portrait with Wembley Sport camera and tiger mask, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
The camera has a "B" setting, a tripod mount and a cable release socket, so I was able to use f22 to maximise depth of field at the closest focussing distance. The exposure was around 4 seconds.
Three of the eight exposures showed considerable camera shake, I think I might have jogged the retractable lens barrel at the same time as I pressed the shutter release. I suppose it gives a holiday snapshot feel that might have been made by someone not used to the camera (which is what it was really!).
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
It takes 6x9cm photos on 120 film, there are 3 shutter speeds and 3 apertures, zone focussing is achieved using the helical lens mount, which also allows the lens to retract into the body when not in use.
I've put a roll of Kodak Porta film in it.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
reflected self-portrait with Zenit EM (Moscow Olympics edition) and cycling helmet, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Thursday, 2 August 2012
reflected self portrait with Falcon Miniature camera and mortar board, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.