Monday, 25 June 2012

N°316 : Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic A

Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic A
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Nice 126-cartridges camera, plastic and chromes, it has a selenium-meter that controls the aperture, and a hotshoe for the flash.

N°315 : Nikon Pronea S

Nikon Pronea S
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

This is a very nice lightweight, fully plastic and full of option SLR, unluckily working with APS film. The good news is that the lens has a Nikon-mount and can be used with Nikon Digital.

N°314 : Minolta 110 Slr Zoom

Minolta 110 Slr Zoom
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

This small space-ship from the end of the 70's, is a SLR with pentaprism, working with 110-film. It looks like a flattened 35mm film SLR. Hope I can resell it on a higher price that I bought it, thanks to Lomography and their revival of 110-film.

N°313 : Canomatic & Canon Twins

Canomatic & Canon Twins
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Not really or...

N°312 : Chicco

Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

This is a toycamera!

N°311 : Foca Sport II

Foca Sport II
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Nice litlle rangefinder, if you look closely the left viewer, you can imagine the years of dust accumulation...

N°310 : Polaroid Swinger

Polaroid Swinger
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Not gangbangging with this Polaroid, just a big unelegant piece op plastic.

N°309 : Butterflycamera

Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Found on a fleamarket, this rather boring Dacora 35mm camera, was made beautiful with this great butterfly artwork.

Friday, 8 June 2012

N°308 : Agfa Family

Agfa Family
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Strange looking filmcamera/camera. Fully in plastic. The right hand holds the camera with the grip beneath, and the left hand can makes pictures : orange button, or movies on 8mm cartridges, black button. No zoom.

N°307 : Konica EFJ Auto Date

Konica EFJ Auto Date
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Nice looking automatic camera from Konica. It's also named Konica Pop and exists in red plastic. The filmwinder is on the bottomplate and at the back there is an electronic date-system to print the date of the shooting on the negative.

N°306 : Tickyphot 35

Tickyphot 35
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Another variation of the Regula King Sporty BC. This model doesn't have the fake selenium-meter of his companion. The lens and shutter mechanism is identical, the plate around the lens is more squared and there is a weird yellow plastic emblem with a electronic lookalike (?) logo on it.

N°305 : Lomography Sprocket Rocket

Lomography Sprocket Rocket
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

This camera resumes a lot of tricks that Lomography promotes as creativity : panorama sized negatives, a platic holder can be de-attached so the full film is exposed resulting in sprocketholes, the winder is rather challenging and not very precise what results in overlapping exposures, the filmwinder is not connected with the shutter, so multi-exposures are quit easy, there is a flash mount and finally a b-exposure for low light. Experiments, experiments,...

Monday, 16 April 2012

N°304 : Minolta 7000 AF

Minolta 7000 AF
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

I personally like more the square design of the 7000 AF, then he rounded ones from their followers in the analoge Dynax range. I like this camera a lot, and it's my favorite of the "chunky heavy" plastics of the late 80's.

N°303 : Canomatic, this is Not what you Think it is!

Canomatic, this Not what you Think it is!
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

It's a fake DSLR with a piece of iron to make it heavy, but it's also a perfectley working camera. It has a shutter, a lens, a viewer, a motorized film-winding mechanism, a flash-shoe, aperture setting, exposure-counter, timer, why complaining?

Sunday, 15 April 2012

N°302 : Leica M8 + Industar-69

Leica M8 + Industar-69
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

This Russian Industar-69 lens, is made for the halfframe camera Chaika. Set on a Leica M8, the 28mm, becomes a 35mm equivalent. The funny thing about this lens, is it's Lomo-like features, blurry edges and a big vignetting wide open. The lens had to be rectified to have a correct depth of field, adapted to the LTM system. It's not coupled so when shooting wide open, the distance has to be set manually and rather correctly, it's not a big issue because it's a wide lens.

Do I have turned my beloved Leica M8, to a digital LCA ? The answer is YES!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

N°301 : Leica M8 + Nikon/LTM Adapter + Tamron 10-24 + Voigtlander Viewer 15mm

Leica M8 + Nikon/LTM Adapter + Tamron 10-24 + Voigtlander Viewer 15mm
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

Strange but working, the lens is in manual focus and operates at F22, so that's not a too bad combination. The viewer fits perfectly the frame of the token pictures, but the huge lens is masking the lower part of the frame.