toying around

Literally. I played with that toy camera, the Rondine by Ferrania. Shot a roll of Efke 100 and developed it a few days ago. Left it sitting under a pile of books for days in the hopes to get the negatives flat for scanning but tonight they were as curled as when I put them in there… so I scanned them through the plastic archival sleeve. Eek.

The camera shoots at 1/75th of a second, at something like f/8.8 – that’s it. No control whatsoever over the settings. The only thing one can sort of control is the focus, which goes from 2.2m to infinite. I suck at calculating the distance between the camera and my subject. Obviously.
Nothing came out in focus but I think that for being a box camera, with such limited control and a slow negative film, these are not so bad.



Ferrania Rondine | Efke 100

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What’s in my camera bag.

Or on the shelves…

Top row, left to right:
Hasselblad 500C/M – you have seen plenty from this camera already. Medium format, 6×6. I have two 120 magazines, two polaroid backs, prism, waist level viewfinder, closeup filter, 80mm 2.8.

Ferrania Rondine: Italian camera, takes 127 film. It should be in working condition but I have not had a chance to test it yet. On my to do list for this weekend or next week. Belonged to my father-in-law.

Mamiya NC1000s: the 35mm I used before getting the Canon A-1. It has given me some great shots but occasionally the shutter will remain open for an indefinite amount of time. With 50mm 1.7.

Rolleicord II: medium format, 6×6. Also belonged to my father-in-law and sat in a basement for 20 years. We had it as a prop at home for a few years before I decided to polish it and run a roll of Portra 160. I don’t give it much love, because f/3.5 is not open enough for shooting indoors, but it has given me beautiful shots.

Tiny camera in the center:
Minox 35GL: the smallest full frame 35mm. Viewfinder camera. Unfortunately, the last roll I ran through it, a month ago, came out almost blank. The shutter remains open until film is wound. Sad news. I have shot more than a few rolls with this and for being pocket size, it’s amazing. This one also belonged to father-in-law.

Bottom row, left to right:
Pentax 67: if you have been following for a while, you know this is the most recent addition to my film camera collection. 6×7, obviously. With 105mm 2.4, prism.

Canon A-1: my baby. She is tiny and awesome for a walk-around camera. With 50mm 1.4.

Polaroid Land Camera 450: I love this one but haven’t shot it in forever. Cost of instant film is too high for my taste.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThat’s all about my cameras, I guess. Soon, a post about my darkroom.

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