Post by yashica1943 on Aug 11, 2015 4:09:44 GMT -5
Saw this camera with case in my local charity shop, looked at it and it was nice and clean and I liked the stainless steel body. Tried to open the film compartment door, wouldn't budge. Left the camera there and went home, a few days later I went back and it was still there. Looked it up on the internet and realised that because the film compartment would not open there might be a film in it. Also there is a processor that still will accept APS film. Went back a few days later and the camera was not there. Then a few days ago it reappeared, I think somebody though it was a digital camera and returned it. So I bought it. Sent off for a new battery and the camera appears to work fine and the mechanism whirrs when I take a couple of shots indoors. Download some pages of the instruction manual. Then I rewind the film and remove the cassette, Agfa 200 ISO with 22 exposures left. A bit like buying a disposable camera for £5 - it will never be a classic but I like the look and solidity of it.
Post by yashica1943 on Oct 8, 2015 11:14:23 GMT -5
I took 24 pictures at a local classic car show, sent the film off to Photo Hippo, they told me that the film had arrived and it arrived back today with 24 well exposed pictures. They are all a bit grainy, but I am not complaining. The point being that I have no way of knowing how old the film is and what condition it had been kept in.
Lomography, of course. There are a couple of shops in Manchester less than a hundred yards apart that sell LOMO 110 film and it's entirely possible that Real Camera may have some. Perhaps its time to dig out the old Kodak S30. I loved that camera.