Saturday, 28 February 2015
Sunday, 22 February 2015
The Twin 20 presumably takes its name from the twin viewfinders, one eye level, the other waist level. There is a single fixed shutter speed, and three apertures set by using "EV" values. The camera, like many from this era, takes 620 film, which is now obsolete, so I re-spooled some 120 Fuji Provia 400X onto a 620 spool.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Superficially this camera resembles the Lomo LCA, but inside it's a much more basic camera with a single fixed shutter speed and three apertures, which are not identified, but are each associated with an ISO setting. There is a built in flash which operates when the light level is low. I can't remember where it came from, I think it was in my dad's junk camera box.
I've loaded it with Agfa Vista ISO200 film from Poundland.
Monday, 16 February 2015
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
The Smena range was made in the USSR for 5 decades, there were around 25 versions produced during this period, though the basic specs remained the same.
The Symbol is one of the later models, the serial number on this one dates it at 1976.
I've loaded it with "Wells" a black and white film from Six Gates Films of Milan.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
There is no "B" setting on this camera, nor does it have a tripod bush, so I held it firmly on the tripod head, and fired the shutter 25 times on the 1/50th sec setting, giving an exposure of half a second, which turned out to be about right.
I used Lomography Redscale 50-200 film this week, I picked up a few rolls a couple of years ago in a clearance sale.
The Rapier takes 16 exposures on a roll, each 4x4cm square.
I pointed the camera into the sun for this one, knowing that there would be flare, but not exactly what it would look like. I quite like it.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
This is a very simple eye-level box camera from the early 1960s. It uses 120 film, and takes 16 4x4cm square photos per roll. There are two apertures, labelled "B&W" and "Colour" which probably equate to around f11 and f8 respectively. There are two shutter speeds, 1/50th and 1/100th sec.
I've loaded it with Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 which I picked up very cheaply in a sale a couple of years ago.