Saturday, 23 March 2013

N°318 : Tynar

Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

The Tynar was a camera for 16mm film. It used 16mm film in metal cartridges. It was offered since 1949 by Phil Kalech Company, Chicago, and by the Tynar Corporation which had plants in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and New London, maybe also the maker of the camera. It was advertised as delivering cheap prints: 1 US-Dollar for fourteen 2½×3½" prints from one film, including its development, what alltogether had to be made in one of the four Tynar laboratories. The cassettes were marked "property of Tynar Corporation". Maybe these cassettes (Film magazines) were refilled in the plants with the Tynar Panchromatic film. A Tynar cassette was very small since the image frame was on the outer side of its film transport channel. All better known 16mm film cassette systems used larger cassettes with the image frame on the opposite side of the film transport channel.
The camera had a collapsible two-frame viewfinder, a film advance with exposure counter, an achromatic anastigmat lens, a single speed shutter and choice between apertures f6.3, f11 and f16. (From Camerapedia)

Present from Paul Vermandel.

N°317 : Polaroid Land Camera J33

Polaroid Land Camera J33
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

A drunk rings at my door, I have a camera, you buy this? (He shows me the Polaroid.) Yes, I give you 5 Euro. Ok, he said and went back to the pub... Real story!

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.