Saturday, 27 August 2016
Friday, 26 August 2016
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Friday, 19 August 2016
The Praktina dates from the mid 1950s, it was made in East Germany by the KW factory in Dresden. It was a system camera, and used its own proprietory lens mount. An unusual feature is that as well as the SLR pentaprism viewfinder, it also has a direct viewfinder, which can be useful in low light.
Friday, 12 August 2016
Given the scarcity of 126 film, I removed the half used cartridge from last week's camera, and transferred it to this weeks. The camera came from a car boot sale, it was £3 in its original box with an unopened 126 cartridge. The camera has virtually no financial value, but the film was worth £3 (though I haven't used it yet, so don't know how degraded it will be).
Monday, 8 August 2016
Saturday, 6 August 2016
This is a bit of a brick, somewhat larger than the average 126 cartridge camera, it has no controls, so all you do is point and shoot.
126 film is no longer made, and I only have a couple of cartridges left, so I will shoot half the film in this camera, and then transfer ot to another 126 camera for week 345. The film is Klick brand XD100 colour negative, it expired in 1990.
Friday, 5 August 2016
Thursday, 4 August 2016
Voigtlander, like Zeiss Ikon, made a large range of folding camera with various formats and specifications. This one is pre-war, it takes 16 exposures per roll. Although fully functioning, it has, like many examples, lost the ring on the front of the lens giving the lens names and details, originally there would have been a swing in yellow filter attached to this, and these filters are probably the reason that this ring is often missing, as it is quite easy to catch the filter and pull it and the retaining ring off.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
True to the cheap novelty aesthetic of this camera, I managed to get my thumb in several shots, I'm particularity proud of this one showing St Mark's Basilica. I don't suppose I am the first tourist to have included a thumb in this view!
This little novelty camera was given away by Supasnaps whenever you had a film processed. It uses a 126 cartridge, which is partly outside the body of the camera. They came in a range of colours, I have several of them, at one time they were near ubiquitous in car boot sales.
126 film is no longer made, so the only option is to used old stock, I loaded it with a Boots brand cartridege which expired in 1994.