It is always so fun to bring to life in a camera that you thought was dead junk. This Voigtländer Brillant from the 30s is probably the oldest camera I have. It is mainly a simple light-tight box with a lens. But it is still capable of taking some very nice photos in 6×6 format on 120 film.
I had almost forgotten what it means to shoot with a fully automatic camera with adjustable light meter, auto-wind, full information in the viewfinder, and a ton of other settings! This camera is a pleasure to use, it is super-user-friendly, can do things automatically or hand over a lot of control to me. The only problem is that it quickly burns through 36 frames. It gives new life to my FD lenses.
The search for a 645 camera ended with the Bronica ETRSi, mainly because of its price but also because I saw a lot of nice photos taken with Zenzanon lenses. Now I am the happy owner of this camera and have already used it a lot. Time to start a review!
Do you like the idea of a large-format view camera but don’t want to jump into developing and handling large-format negatives? This was my idea when I bought a Horseman VH a year ago. This is a medium-format technical or view camera that has a good range of movements and allows you to get very close to large-format experience but stay within your 120 workflow.
I live close to the Gløshaugen campus of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which is also where I work. I take a lot of photos in this area. The area has a mixture of parks and architecture.
I have acquired a 4×5 back for my Horseman VH view camera to be able to shoot instant photos on expired FP100c and FP3200b. What do you think about that? Here I write my informal experience report from this exercise.
I tried my luck with night photography on film! I loaded a film that I have never used in a camera that I have used only twice. I went out in the dark and stayed out for three hours. This is how it went. (The results are yet to come out of processing.)
One of the first film cameras I bought after starting again with film photography, and one of the few I have kept. This is an ongoing review and is updated as I use the camera.