I'm sure you're all aware of Lomography's new folding camera, the Belair X 6-12. While I'm waiting (impatiently!) for my Globe Trotter to be delivered I thought I'd explore its distant ancestry by revisiting some of my old folding cameras. First up, the Kershaw Eight-20 King Penguin.
Who doesn't love black and white? I mean, the feeling it gives to your images, mystical, pure, old, and raw are just a few words to describe it. Some time ago i came across this film, the Polypan F 50 iso , and after some research it seems a (good) substitute for the good old loved Ilford Pan F.
When I ordered a new Belair X6-12 I was worried that the shallower depth of field on the 90mm lens would lead to lots of out of focus shot and waste my precious 120 film. Not any more, with this amazingly simple rangefinder that can be customized for any zone focus camera.
Most easily-available and cheap film is colour negative (CN), which uses a process called C41 (or CN-16) for development. While you can do C41 development at home, the chemicals are a bit nastier, and it's cheaper and easier to use a black-and-white developer. They also keep for longer. Plus, developing colour film in Rodinal gives you a unique look - not quite like anything else.