Sunday, 25 November 2012
reflected self portrait with Kodak No.1 folding camera and bowler hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
This is the oldest camera I have used so far, it was made over 100 years ago, and has subtle differences from the more common, later folding models. There is a single speed shutter with B and T settings, the un-named lens has a diaphragm with 4 marked stops, but no "f" numbers are given. It takes 120 film, and I have loaded it with my last roll of Shanghai GP3 black and white film. We will see what state the bellows are in in due course...
reflected self-portrait with Yashica Rapide camera and bowed top hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
The Rapide is a half frame camera with an unusual vertical design. The film is advanced and the shutter cocked by tugging on a short leather strap (seen here bottom left). There is a built in un-coupled Selenium light meter, and the shutter speeds range from 1sec to 1/500th. It's made of metal, and quite heavy.
reflected self-portrait with Vivitar 742XL camera and small sombrero, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Saturday, 3 November 2012
reflected self-portrait with Petri 7s camera and halloween mask, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
I took it to "Fright Night", Sheffield's annual Halloween event, and used a slow shutter speed and a flash with coloured gel.