Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Old Camera

I know that I call this blog a 'Beauty blog' but sometimes its nice to just talk about other stuff. 
Yesterday I borrowed this old camera from my uncle, its nothing fancy but its from the 70's and appears to take some decent photos.
I completely love the leather casing and the click it makes when you take a photo, it is so heavy even compared to my normal DSLR.
I managed to download the manual that came with it but I am still not too sure about the knobs on top so if any of you have any ideas I would really appreciate it. The thing that confuses me the most is the fact I there is no pointers in the knobs, so I have no idea what setting it is actually on. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it!
It is so strange to me not being able to see my photos on a screen straight away and I didn't even know how to load the film, this lovely lady in Snappy Snaps had to help me and teach me.
I found this Flickr group with lots of photos taken with this camera and they look fantastic!

After I play around with this camera a little more I want to possibly get a Polaroid camera, a Diana camera and one of those ones you can use under water (to take on holiday.) 

Sorry for the very random post. 
Sabrina X

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  1. oooh lovely! i love film cameras, i have quite a few now. you can see my flickr here, which has some nice film pictures.
    keep it up, it's an amazing habit. it will take a few rolls of film to get it right, but thats half the fun. remember about the film speeds, such as 200 and 400 etc. without a flash, it's best to use it outside when its light. sometimes with 200 film, the pictures might not develop so well because there's not enough light, basically. can't wait to see the pictures! if you need anymore help, i might be able to give some advice! xo.

  2. From what i remember from my photography class that black wheel is the shutter speed, so it's on 125
    the right hand lever winds on the film and the numbers are the amount of pictures youve taken and the other wheel on the left is the iso

  3. oh I love old cameras, I think they're absolutely gorgeous and I love thinking of all the memories they would have captured over the years.... x

  4. ive always really wanted a diana, but people tend to over use the iphone app and now it makes me not like it as much! lol. But id love an old polaroid! a few of my friends have them but apparently getting the photo paper for them is quite hard and u generally have to find it on ebay. Hope my ramblings helped. :) xx

  5. Ohh this camera is so sexy! You'll get some great pics with it!
    You've inspired me to do a post on my old vintage cams!
    Let us know how you get on with it! XX

  6. I have a canonet from canon (can't remember which one exactly) and I really love the casing and the leather case! I don't know if it actually works and I have no idea how to use it lol. I might just try it out when I have the time though. It was my Grandfather's first proper Camera!


  7. This looks great :)
    I'm really getting into film camera's atm. Also loving your bedsheets!
    chaz x

  8. oh woow.. such a nice camera.. My sis has a polariod and it's so amazing