This was something i needed to do for a long time, finally i got to it!
The camera i used was a Coronet Fildia, a pressed card-board box camera from France, with a built-in yellow filter, one shutterspeed and a very simple meniscus lens.
It takes 120 rollfilm, so no need to tinker with it, ready to use after some cleaning work!
The shutter appeared like 1/30 or 1/60 to me, my Minolta AutoMeter suggested 25ISO at the given light of that day, so i used a roll of Rollei RPX25. No wonder slow films were so common back then, it appeared spot-on!
What i did not realise was the fact that such a slow shutter can give unsharp images due to camera shake, which does not feel logical when it's a bright day with sunlight.
You can see it in this picture:
What i really like about the meniscus lens is the "old-fashioned" look of a sharp center and unsharp edges. It also gives some slight vignetting.
The use of Panchromatic film is almost a must, as these old and simple lenses aren't known for their high contrast.
A good example of well balanced film / lens combination is this one:
It's fun to see how people took their photographs 70 years ago. Using an item that old with appropriate film which they had back then as well gives the results they should have gotten.
This is my favorite picture from this roll:
These pictures have been scanned with an Epson V500, developed in Adonal 1+50 for 11 minutes at 20 degrees.
I am very happy with these, so more to come from other old cams!!