Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Orwo North America, having read several reviews singing it's praises as a good replacement for Kodak Plus-X. Orwo was originally an East German film company, the fell into obscurity after the fall of the Soviet Union. In the Late 90's production of Monochrome films restarted in the original Orwo Wolfen Germany factory, primarily for use as motion picture film. I am a sucker for exotic film. My first roll was developed in Adox Adonal, a Rodinal equivalent, and yielded great results.
Friday, April 13, 2012
|The Agfa Ansco Shur-Shot Regular|
|Front on view showing the Art Deco design accents and dual viewfinders for Horizontal and Vertical shooting.|
|The Shur-Shot with the guts removed for film loading. In this shot the camera is configured for the 6x9 frame format.|
|This shot shows the camera reconfigured for 6x4.5 format.|
|The Shur-Shot's instructions and printed on the inside from. I love the retro graphics.|
A Box Camera Classic in the same category as the Kodak Brownies. The Shur-Shot uses 120 film, making it easy to use even today. Sporting 2 shutter speeds, something close to a 60th of a second and Bulb this is not a action stopper by any means. The standard 6x9 frame format does make it a great landscape camera, as long as you do not mind blurry corners. The Shur-Shot has 2 fairly unique features for a simple box camera. One, a built in yellow filter that can be selected by the sliding diaphragm tab on the side of the camera. And two, dual frame formats, 6x9 and 6x4.5, selected by moving metal frame blades in and out of position. Images from this camera to follow. More on the Shur-Shot at Camera-Wiki.