Wednesday, November 6, 2013

#128 Kodak Brownie Flash IV

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The Kodak Brownie Flash IV was one of the many incarnations of this box cameras.

Kodak Brownie Flash IV

I bought this one at a flea market, in fairly good condition. One of these days I have to respoll a 120 roll to a 620 spool and give it a try.

Deluxe Box camera for 620 roll film, covered in light coloured leather, brass fixings and faux ivory buttons.

f14 Kodak standard lens
Shutter speed about 1/50 sec, and B
Selectable portrait lens and yellow filter
Shutter release lock
Flash connections, hence the name
6 x 9 cm exposures on 620 film

Stay tuned ;o)

Friday, August 30, 2013

#53 Argus 127

This camera was a gift from my brother-in-law, António Vega.
He also got it as a gift for his confirmation.

He kept it in the case, with all of the accessories, even the batteries. It's like new, as you can see in the pictures.

It's a toy camera.
It was sold by Argus, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
The shutter speed is fixed, 1/50ish, two apertures COL11 and 16B&W.
The viewfinder is of the reversed Galilean type, big and bright.
The lens is an Argus Lumar.
It takes 12 4x4 cm exposures in a roll of 127 film.
The film plane is concave.
The film advance is controled by a ruby window, on the back door.
It has a incandescent bulb flash.
Dedicated case and instructions manual included.

One of these days I have to put a film in it and check what that Lumar is capable of.

Thanks António.

Stay tuned ;o)

Monday, August 19, 2013

#52 Nikon AF240SV

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Nikon AF240S V

Nikon AF240SV a.k.a. Fun-touch 5

A wide-angle (28 mm)  point and shoot by Nikon, dressed in champagne colour.
the best feature in this camera is what Nikon called the super viewfinder, in fact, it's quite big and bright

Nikon AF240S V

Nikon AF240S V (1999)
28mm 1:5.6
Flash modes: Red-eye reduction (auto), off and fill
Motorised film advance and rewind, with mid-roll rewind provision
35 mm film DX coded

Some pictures taken with it, by my son Raúl João, on a photowalk we made on 19 April 2009:

Stay tuned (o;

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

#51 Agfa Pocket Agfamatic 508 Sensor

Agfamatic 508 (2)

This is one of the long line of Agfamatic Sensor cameras.
Agfamatic reports to the point-and-shoot features of these cameras.
Sensor reports to to the big orange shutter release, very sensible, to avoid any blur motion when one press it.
Pocket is related to the size, taking advantage of the very small 110 cassette allow.

Agfamatic 508 (1)

The lens is a Color Optar 26 mm 1:11.
Two speed shutter 1/50 and 1/100 of a second, being the first selected by the insertion of a flip-flash.

Agfamatic 508 (2)

I bought it at a flea market and never used it.

Stay tuned :o)