Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Week 279 - Contaflex 126
The Contaflex 126 has little in common with the Contaflex 35mm series of cameras. It shares the name, and had a superficial resemblance, but is quite a different camera. All the other Contaflex models have leaf shutters and fixed lenses, the 126 has a focal plane shutter and interchangeable lenses, but has a limited range of shutter speeds, and of course crucially takes the long obsolete 126 cartridges. I was prompted to borrow this camera from my dad, having found a partly used 126 cartridge in a Kodak Instamatic camera from a car boot sale. It remains to be seen what life there is left in this 30 year old film.