Wednesday, 30 September 2015
I suppose week 300 is something of a milestone, so I decided to mark it by using this large old Kodak folder. It was made between 1914 and 1934 and used the A122 film, to take postcard sized negatives, which would then be contact printed. Needless to say the film is long obsolete, so I'm using 120 film, which is about 25mm narrower than the postcard film. By using an old 120 film, I worked out how many turns of the spool were needed to advance the film between exposures. If my calculations are correct, I should get five exposures out of the roll.
Sunday, 27 September 2015
There was already a film in the camera when I found it, it was on frame 5 of a 40 exposure film, so I decided to finish it off. This is two consecutive frames, taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and showing Anthony Caro's piece "Promenade".
Monday, 21 September 2015
I used Lomography Peacock film this week, this is a tungsten balanced slide film, which I cross-processed in the Tetenal C41 kit. These two frames were taken at CAC Malaga, a contemporary art centre, in both cases the camera was placed on the floor in anticipation of a fairly long exposure.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
The Auto 110 Super is a slight development of the Pentax Auto 110 that I used in week 46. The main differences are that Super has a self-timer, a 1.5 stop exposure compensation button and a single stroke wind-on, as opposed to the two stroke wind-on of the previous version.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Although there appears to be a cable release socket incorporated in the shutter release, I was unable to find a cable release which would screw into it, so for this one I had to carefully depress the shutter release by hand. The exposure was around 12 seconds.
I was given a few rolls of expired (2002) Fuji Reala 120 colour negative film, so I thought it was about time I gave it a try. The camera is very basic, so not really a fair test for the film, but other than the saturation being on the low side, it seems passable.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
The Baldixette is one of many simple 120 roll film cameras from the 1950s. It has a collapsible lens barrel (cheaper and more robust thean bellows) and a simple shutter with 1/50th and "B". There are two apertures, f9 and f16, and a scale focussing front element.
I've loaded it with some Fuji Real colour negative ISO400 film, which expire in 2002.
The film expired in 2002, and at ISO400 would have been grainy at the best of times. This was taken on a dull August Bank Holiday weekend, and the carousel horse was in the shadow of the canopy, so all things considered, the quality is about what you might expect.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
The Split-Cam is not a precision instrument, and it's a bit hit and miss when it comes to composition. This one was taken in Kew Gardens, the large ornamental lake that normally reflects this building is replaced by a floral bed from nearby.