Monday, May 23
This is an Agfa Clack my Grandma gave me. It was marketed as the Agfa Weekender over in the US and manufactured between 1954 and 65. It shoots massively wide 6x9 cm negatives on 120 roll film. This is a great little toy and one I've actually put a fair bit of film through :)
This one here is an Agfa Synchrobox manufactured between 1949 and 58. It takes 120 roll film and also shoots mahusive 6x9 cm negs. This is quite common in box cameras as photographs weren't usually enlarged but just contact printed, so the size of the neg was also the print size. I just loaded this babe with film and took some photos to show you how in a separate post.
This is my favourite light meter, the Weston Master V. Cuteness aside the selenium cell hidden underneath that little door is where the magic is at. This kid is pushing forty, doesn't require batteries (selenium rules) and still provides reliable readings.
Note: You won't need a light meter for use with a box or toy camera. I use this dude with my "regular" medium format camera.
The Polaroid Colorpack 80 is a fun little toy I got my hands on with transfers in mind just before Polaroid announced. I still have a little film left but I've been hoarding it rather than making the most of it before it dries out completely. Good intentions for the summer :)
Right, before I bore everybody not crazy into cameras into a coma I'll wrap this up for now and show you more of my toys another day when you've had time to recuperate :)