#OldCameraChallenge, Making a Bolta spool for the Ikko Sha Start 35k

Today I started making myself a Bolta spool for the Ikko Sha Start 35k from a 12 exposure cassette of Konica VX100 35mm film (expired in 2004). The Ikko Sha takes 35mm film, but instead of using a cassette, like nowadays, it uses unperforated 35mm film on a paper backing. The Bolta spools are slightlyContinue reading “#OldCameraChallenge, Making a Bolta spool for the Ikko Sha Start 35k”

#OldCameraChallenge, the Ikko Sha Start 35k

I picked up a new camera recently, the Ikko Sha Start 35k. It was completely an impulse buy from Kamerastore, it’s not a camera I have ever heard of before and I could find very little about it online—and in a way that was part of the appeal. I just saw it and thought, ‘IContinue reading “#OldCameraChallenge, the Ikko Sha Start 35k”

Going digital, another Kamerastore Outlet Box

Oops, I did it again! After my experience with the vintage camera Kamerastore outlet box that is (still) an ongoing project I was excited to find that they had released some more boxes. There were over 100 boxes of analogue and digital cameras, and although there were lots of film camera boxes that were appealingContinue reading “Going digital, another Kamerastore Outlet Box”

#OldCameraChallenge, the Agfa Preisbox (Part 2)

On a cloudy day I took out the Agfa Preisbox loaded with Lomography Redscale film. The subject for the day was Pole-arity, I felt that the cloudy skies with electricity poles would complement the Redscale film adequately.  The Preisbox was a joy to handle, compared with the stiffness of the Kodak Brownie, and I reckonContinue reading “#OldCameraChallenge, the Agfa Preisbox (Part 2)”

Out with the shitty digital 2€ camera, 08 April 2022

The plan was to take out the modified Canon A1400 for some digital infrared photography with these concrete pipes, which are leftover from some long abandoned development outside Oliveira do Bairro.  However, as the weather was not conducive to infrared photography, it was an opportunity to take out the ‘new’ #shittydigital Olympus FE-150 instead. 

How (not) to convert a digital point and shoot camera to full spectrum

[NOTE: This is an old uncompleted post that described how I made my first conversion of a Canon Powershot A1400 point and shoot camera to full spectrum camera for infrared photography. It is nly intended as a guide for anyone who might want to convert a Powershot A1400. Since then I have made a secondContinue reading “How (not) to convert a digital point and shoot camera to full spectrum”

#OldCameraChallenge, at the Feira da Março with the Agfa Click-1

On the first weekend of the Feira da Março in Aveiro, we took the Agfa Click-1 and some Lomography ISO 100 Colour film to the fairground for some multiple exposures and microclick panoramas. #Agfa, #Click-1, #Camera, #classic, #film, #OCC22, #OldCameraChallenge, #old, #photography, #Retro, #vintage, #Lomography,

Lo-fi photography: microclick panoramas, 22 March 2022

Microclick panoramas are also known as Holgaramas as they have commonly been produced with the Holga plastic lens ‘toy’ cameras. Simply, the film advance of the Holga is manual, and each time it is turned it issues a little ‘click’. After taking a photograph, instead of winding on to the next frame another photograph canContinue reading “Lo-fi photography: microclick panoramas, 22 March 2022”

#OldCameraChallenge, the Agfa Preisbox (Part 1)

The second camera in the #OldCameraChallenge is the Agfa Preisbox. I’ve been a bit slow in continuing with the challenge as current events, first the continuing pandemic and lately Putin’s unwarranted attack on Ukraine have been very demotivating. The Agfa 44 box camera, known as the Preisbox, was first introduced in 1933 and was madeContinue reading “#OldCameraChallenge, the Agfa Preisbox (Part 1)”

Infrared street photography in Águas Boas, 19 March 2022

It was a lovely sunny day again, so it was a chance to take the R72 IR filter to Águas Boas for some infrared urban photography.  These images are taken from the JPGs rather than using the RAW files and were processed in SnapSeed. They came out rather well.

Experiments with Infrared, 18 March 2022

I’ve been wanting to dabble with infrared (IR) photography for a while. The last time was in the early 1980s, with Kodak’s famous infrared film, but that’s not been available for a long time. I bought a little Canon digital to turn into a full-spectrum camera (more about that soon) but in the meantime IContinue reading “Experiments with Infrared, 18 March 2022”

#shittycamerachallenge — A visit to the Praia da Barra, 19 January 2022

It’s taken a while to get the film developed, but it was an enjoyable #shittycamerachallenge day at the beach with the Diana F+. One thing is certain; with all these light leaks next time I go out I need to start taping up the body of the camera before heading out.

#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)”