This camera belongs to my dad. He has owned it from as long as I can remember. It was bought in 1972, and fro what he tells me, the film was big. At least bigger than the 35 mm films I have used throughout my life. Back then it cost him about a dollar and a half (according to today’s exchange rates). But the control this gives, I haven’t seen in film cameras worth fifty dollars.
Just to enumerate the controls, it has two aperture controls, with signs of cloud and sun (pretty good for someone who doesn’t know how to control exposure). The third one is a yellow filter. The small pointer on the left of the lens is the one that controls these. The shutter control, unlike many cameras that I have seen is beside the lens (the one on the right) and not on top of the camera. To put in the film, one would have to open the entire back cover.
The back cover has a small opening covered with a red glass. I guess old films were coated with gelatin. But it makes me wonder about the sensitivity of the film to red light.
Put in short, even if it is a Twin Lens Reflex, it’s a classic beauty.
So, a few days ago, dad tells me that he wants to sell this on ebay, so I get it out of the old rusty trunk and take a few snaps. And although it can’t be used anymore because of the unavailability of the film, I’m still not sure if to get it sold. It’s some good stuff one would like to have.
|Exposure||f/2.7 1/4 sec
|Camera||Canon PowerShot A1100 IS|