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”
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”
A couple of weeks ago I took out the the 2€ #shittydigital camera and photographed some long-abandoned concrete pipes. The plan was to use the modified Canon A1400 for some digital infrared photographs, but the weather was not good enough for infrared photography. This morning the weather was ideal, so before our fortnightly shop IContinue reading “Concrete pipes in infrared, 3 May 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.
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”
Took the #shittydigital PSP outside to record a couple of jets that were passing overhead. http://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2022/02/a-close-pass-by-20-february-2022.html
Finally have the images back from our afternoon in the park with Diana F+ for the #ShittyCameraChallenge. My attempts at image stacking were a dismal failure, mind.
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.
While I’m waiting for some film to be developed after a visit to the park last week for the #shittycamerachallenge it’s time for some electricity poles.
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”
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”