Monday, 27 July 2015
The Espio Mini is a well specified fully automatic point and shoot camera, it also has a faux-panoramic setting. I found it in a charity shop for £4, there was no battery in it, so I took pot luck as to whether it worked, but all seems to be OK.
The exposure here was about 40 seconds, in the "B" setting, the shutter remains open once the shutter release is pressed down, so there is no need to hold it with a finger. I held a piece of back card in front of the lens while I opened the shutter, then whisked it away for 40 seconds or so.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
I found this square little metal box camera in a car boot sale last week and paid £1 for it. What struck me is that it is in exceptionally good condition, and unsurprisingly, the shutter works properly on both "B" and instantaneous settings. There is no focussing or aperture adjustment, so it really is just a question of point and shoot.
The Pixie is made by the British firm, Gnome, probably better known for their enlargers than their cameras. This one dates from around 1950.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
There is a slight delay in posting photos from week 288, as I transferred the film into week 289's camera to finish it off. There is nothing remarkable about the results, this one shows the fishing stage on Ladybower reservoir near Sheffield.
Sunday, 12 July 2015
This is a novelty camera in the form of a Smarties tube. Inside is a basic generic 110 cartridge camera. I've transferred the half used cartridge from last week's Keystone XR608 camera, so there won't be any photos to see from that until I've finished the film off in this one.
Friday, 10 July 2015
I have at least two other cameras similar to this one, but this is the least sophisticated, with a single speed shutter, fixed focus and a choice of two apertures. I've loaded it with expired Konica Centuria film, which I intend to transfer into another 110 camera for week 289.
There is no way to turn the flash off, and although the light level near this window was quite good, I expected the flash would fire, which would have burnt out most of the photo, so I covered the tube with my finger, seen here as an orange glow.