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First time out! by TLO-Photography
First time out!
Almost 8 weeks, and this one is very eager to explore the world!
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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.
The camera:
 Coronet Fildia by TLO-Photography

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:
Coronet Fildia 1 by TLO-Photography

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:
Coronet Fildia 2 by TLO-Photography


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:
Coronet Fildia 4 by TLO-Photography

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!! 

Cheers!! 
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Radio
  • Reading: about film developing!
  • Playing: with cameras and lenses!
  • Eating: Pizza prosciutto
  • Drinking: Spa Rouge
Coronet Fildia 5 by TLO-Photography
Coronet Fildia 5
Finally, i decided to shoot with the very simple and old Coronet Fildia box camera. It has a meniscus lens, one single shutterspeed and a built-in yellow filter. 

You can find a pic of my Fildia here: fav.me/d8krdco

I did not shoot the Ilford film, because i thought the shutter speed of my box was more like 1/30 or 1/60 instead of 1/100 and my light measurements that day (Minolta AutoMeter III) suggested a 25ISO speed film.
So i took a roll of Rollei RPX25 and developed it in Adonal for 11 minutes.

I really like the look of these, center sharp, corners with slight vignette and unsharp. Let's be honest: for such a simple boxtype camera, the results aren't bad at all!! 
My mistake: at these shutterspeeds you are prone to camera shake! Which is a bit weird when shooting in bright daylight.
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Coronet Fildia 4 by TLO-Photography
Coronet Fildia 4
Finally, i decided to shoot with the very simple and old Coronet Fildia box camera. It has a meniscus lens, one single shutterspeed and a built-in yellow filter. 

You can find a pic of my Fildia here: fav.me/d8krdco

I did not shoot the Ilford film, because i thought the shutter speed of my box was more like 1/30 or 1/60 instead of 1/100 and my light measurements that day (Minolta AutoMeter III) suggested a 25ISO speed film.
So i took a roll of Rollei RPX25 and developed it in Adonal for 11 minutes.

I really like the look of these, center sharp, corners with slight vignette and unsharp. Let's be honest: for such a simple boxtype camera, the results aren't bad at all!! 
My mistake: at these shutterspeeds you are prone to camera shake! Which is a bit weird when shooting in bright daylight.
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Coronet Fildia 3 by TLO-Photography
Coronet Fildia 3
Finally, i decided to shoot with the very simple and old Coronet Fildia box camera. It has a meniscus lens, one single shutterspeed and a built-in yellow filter. 

You can find a pic of my Fildia here: fav.me/d8krdco

I did not shoot the Ilford film, because i thought the shutter speed of my box was more like 1/30 or 1/60 instead of 1/100 and my light measurements that day (Minolta AutoMeter III) suggested a 25ISO speed film.
So i took a roll of Rollei RPX25 and developed it in Adonal for 11 minutes.

I really like the look of these, center sharp, corners with slight vignette and unsharp. Let's be honest: for such a simple boxtype camera, the results aren't bad at all!! 
My mistake: at these shutterspeeds you are prone to camera shake! Which is a bit weird when shooting in bright daylight.
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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.
The camera:
 Coronet Fildia by TLO-Photography

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:
Coronet Fildia 1 by TLO-Photography

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:
Coronet Fildia 2 by TLO-Photography


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:
Coronet Fildia 4 by TLO-Photography

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!! 

Cheers!! 
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Radio
  • Reading: about film developing!
  • Playing: with cameras and lenses!
  • Eating: Pizza prosciutto
  • Drinking: Spa Rouge

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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Good photos. I particularly like #3, since it looks almost surreal. I am a fan of surrealism in photography.

Now you need to do something that many box camera owners have done before you: weld a washer to a 1/4 inch threaded nut and glue it to the bottom of the camera. Then you can mount it on a tripod and won't have to worry about the slow shutter speeds causing blurring.
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, or use anything outside to put the camera on. 

I think i will try an AGFA Click II next. 
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner 3 days ago
The best box cameras have metal bodies, not cardboard. I'd suggest that you try a JEM Junior, a Zeiss Era Box or something like that for your next box camera. As for the Agfa Click II, back in the old times, Agfa used a cheap grease that had no galvanic resistance whatsoever, and it caused problems decades later. Cameras are made of dissimilar metals, and as you probably learned in grade school, when you have dissimilar metals in contact with one another, they react and produce a tiny electric charge. For example, back when they made pennies out of copper and dimes out of silver, you could stack them up and it would replace a 1.5 volt battery. Well, chromed brass also generates a small electrical charge; not much, but enough to cause a grease that has no galvanic resistance at all to polymerize. The result is that it forms molecular chains of something resembling plastic. In other words, it hardens and achieves the consistency of cold road tar. It is why Isolettes are so hard to restore. I don't know about the Agfa Click II, but I would avoid anything Agfa on general principals unless you KNOW that it doesn't have any of that grease in it.
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll have to go through my collection for all the cams that take 120 film, or are easily modified to take 120 (like some 620 models are).

The Click II is the "better" version of the Click, it has an f/8.8 lens and is all made of plastic. Takes 6x6 pics.
camera-wiki.org/wiki/Click_II

I have all 3: the Clack, Click and Click II. All 3 still work like they should.
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks for watching :) (Smile) 
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TLO-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The same to you! :)
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hug :) (Smile) 
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the+favHelium
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richardldixon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
thanks for the "Sylvia Plath on a bike" fave :D
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engineerJR Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
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