It is always so fun to bring to life a camera that you thought was dead junk. This Voigtländer Brillant from 1933 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.
My search for a 645 medium format camera ended with the Bronica ETRSi, mainly because of all the lovely photos taken with Zenzanon lenses that I saw on Instagram, but also because of its price. Now I am the happy owner of this camera and have already used it a lot. Time to start a field report!
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.)
From multiple trips to Oslo.
A collection of photos I take in order to teach myself night photography.