Monday, 30 April 2007

Golden oldie

This is an image that dates back to the early 1990's but the great thing about it is the fact that it was taken with a camera that dates back to 1937.

The photo was taken in Conwy, North Wales using a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 518/2 camera (6x9) bought in a shop in Llandudno. I dived in at the deepend and put some Fuji 120 transparency film in the camera as a way of finding out how accurate the shutter speeds were. Remarkably the film showed that the shutter speeds and apertures were about spot on, giving reliable exposure. Not bad for a camera that was 55 years old at the time.

The old thing has been retired now and sits next to the computer, but it did introduce me to the world of medium format photography and remained in my camera bag for quite a few years.

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