#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”

#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.

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”