Parkhill with fogging
Originally uploaded by pho-Tony
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In 2010 I decided to start taking photos with my collection of film cameras, using a different one each week. After 10 years, and 522 cameras, I brought the project to a close. I have been writing a regular column about it in the UK magazine "Amateur Photographer" since 2011.
This strange looking camera, despite resembling a fairly recent camcorder, is in fact a 35mm half-frame SLR. It was made around 1988 and has a 3x zoom and fully automatic focus and exposure. I've loaded it with a Kodak Color Plus ISO 200 film, and plan to make some contact sheet joiners.
I thought this one was improved by a square crop, to echo the repeating square windows of the subject.
This film started off in the Kodak 35, than after about 26 exposures I rewound it and loased it into the novelty Robot camera. This is never an exact science, and I'm often pleasantly surprised by the little accidents that result. My reflected self portrait has become enmeshed with a metal giraffe.
This was the first mass produced 35mm camera from Kodak. It was introduced in the late 1930s to rival the Argus range (see week 8). This is one of the post-war models with a 51mm f4.5 Anastigmat lens, this lens was renamed the Anaston in 1947, so this example must be earlier than that.
I'll put one of the ISO 200 Kodak films that came last week in it, hope they are OK!