#OldCameraChallenge, the Kodak Brownie N°2, Model F (Part 3)

The final part of the restoration of the Brownie N°2 camera was painting the bodywork. Using black enamel paint and a fine brush paint was applied around the edges of the door and on the viewfinder and around the lens on the front plate. After a couple of days drying the viewfinder glass and theContinue reading “#OldCameraChallenge, the Kodak Brownie N°2, Model F (Part 3)”

#OldCameraChallenge, the Kodak Brownie N°2, Model F (Part 2)

The Brownie N°2 camera from the outlet box has clearly seen better days. Dating from the early 1920s, the camera is getting on for one hundred years old now, and although it functions nicely the shutter is a little stiff and the bodywork needs some attention. The leatherette is quite worn, and in some placesContinue reading “#OldCameraChallenge, the Kodak Brownie N°2, Model F (Part 2)”

#OldCameraChallenge, the Kodak Brownie N°2, Model F (Part 1)

The Brownie N°2 camera was introduced in 1901. The early model Brownies were a leatherette covered box but the Model F, released in 1924, had an aluminum case and a tripod socket. Like all of the Brownie N°2 cameras the model uses 120 roll film to give a 6×9cm frame. The No.2 Brownie is significantContinue reading “#OldCameraChallenge, the Kodak Brownie N°2, Model F (Part 1)”

The #OldCameraChallenge, 17 December 2021

The Kamerastore Outlet Box provided an almost instant collection of vintage cameras in various states of repair, some in perfect working order, some near to or not functioning, but all needing a good clean and renovation. Dating from the 1920s to the 1950s or 60s, many of the cameras have been treated poorly over theContinue reading “The #OldCameraChallenge, 17 December 2021”

The Kamerastore Outlet Box, 14 December 2021

After years trying to make perfectly focussed and nicely exposed photographs, I’ve recently been looking to a simpler time; when photographs were out of focus, camera movement was the norm and light leaks were a feature, not a bug. Looking around for a simple camera I originally bought a second-hand Polaroid 600, but the extortionateContinue reading “The Kamerastore Outlet Box, 14 December 2021”

In Aveiro with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021

Took the Diana F+ to Aveiro. Loaded a roll of Ilford XP2, a black and white film that is processed in C41 chemicals. It was the first time I had ever used it, and I was impressed.  I had some difficulty seeing the frame numbers on the paper backing  and lost the first three frames,Continue reading “In Aveiro with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021”

Aveiro in Colour with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021

The next film loaded into the Diana F + was a roll of Kodak Portra 400 colour film. I found this harder to control than the XP2, and there were fewer successful shots. It was apparent that this is a very light hungry camera, and a few images were muddy and underexposed. CLearly, I have aContinue reading “Aveiro in Colour with the Lomography Diana F+, 13 October 2021”

First outing with the Lomography Diana F+, 8 October 2021

First outing with the Lomography Diana F+, 8 October 2021Ran through my first roll of film in the Diana today. Success was mixed, in some cases exposure was correct,  in others not so much. After the luxury of a digital camera for so long, having to suddenly think about exposure and aperture again was …Continue reading “First outing with the Lomography Diana F+, 8 October 2021”

Playing with Polaroid, 27 July 2021

The last two films from my Polaroid 600. Next up I’m planning to try Polaroid 600 Black and White film and the Dutch tome Black and blue.

Playing with Polaroid, 14 July 2021

Reuniting with analogue photography. Experimenting with exposure on the Polaroid 600. The first image is with the ‘regular’ setting, the second to set exposure a little darker and the third a little lighter.