Saturday, 30 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
Thursday, 21 August 2014
This neat little point and shoot came from Oxfam for 99p. It has a somewhat more manageable maximum focal length of 90mm, compared to it's sibling, the Espio 160 that I used in week 141. I've loaded it with homemade redscale Agfa Vista 400 from Poundland.
This is the only frame for which I used the green filter, I can't really see any difference form a similar shot taken without it. The difficulty in using the viewfinder is demonstrated here, with the subject being towards the edge of the frame.
This is a basic box camera with the addition of a greenish filter which is engaged by means of a sliding tab. There is a focusing lever, marked "near" and "distant", but no indication of what the near distance is. The waist level finders are small and difficult to see, partly because there is some fungus or corrosion in them.
It uses 120 film, so I loaded it with some Fuji Acros ISO100 black and white film.
Friday, 8 August 2014
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
With 126 film being so scarce (and so old), I decided to swap the cartridge from last weeks's Instamatic 400 into this week's Instamatic 25. This is a very simple model, but it does have 2 settings for sunny and cloudy. As far as I can work out this adjusts the shutter speed, as there doesn't seem to be any difference in the aperture between the two settings.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
The results from the very old film were disappointing but hardly surprising. The film actaully looks to be blank, but there are very faint shadows on it, and after scanning and heavyweight "correction", the images can be made out.