Vredeborch Felica

1

The Vredeborch Felica is a beautiful medium-format compact camera designed in the 1950s. It looks very chic and resembles the design of other classic cameras like the Diana.

Photo from deutsches-kameramuseum.de

In my early days of analog photography, I wanted a medium format camera. This should not be so expensive, because you wanted to try first. Then, I found a gray and light camera. Its shape resembled the Diana F+ a bit. It looked a bit damaged, but still lovable at a flea market. Later, I noticed that all the markers were missing at the camera.

I scoured the Internet until I found a camera, which was very similar to the one I had. I stuck small stickers with the correct shutter speed (1/25, 1/50, and Bulb) and distances on it by myself. You set the aperture using the symbols: cloudy (f8) and sun (f16). Then, I went to the next photography store and bought my very first 120 film and shot it through the camera.

Credits: abcdefuck

After a few months, I found the same camera, new and black at a flea market, even with a bag. Since this day I knew that the name of the camera is Vredeborch Felica and not Vredeborch Stafetta Duo, as I wrote in in an old English review.

The Felica looks very chic and was produced in the mid-1950s. The design follow this. The images have a slight blur and vignetting in the corners. Both are much weaker than that from a Holga or Diana F+.

The center of the photo here is also the sharpest point. I prefer black and white films with the camera, because these films tolerate exposure errors at best and are simply a good combination. The camera is an eye-catcher and also the results.

Information for this review were taken from Camerapedia.

written by abcdefuck on 2012-01-04 in #reviews #vredeborch #roll-film #kompakt #lomography #felica #120 #50er-jahre #abcdefuck #film-camera #user-review #schwarz-weiss #mittelformat
translated by brommi

More Interesting Articles

  • 18 Brilliant Belair X 6-12 Shots In 6x9 Format

    written by shhquiet on 2015-03-13 in #gear
    18 Brilliant Belair X 6-12 Shots In 6x9 Format

    The Belair X 6-12 is not an ordinary medium format camera. Besides classic square shots, it's also capable of shooting outstanding photos in 6x9 format! Have a look at some stunning examples below.

    6
  • Dopa and his Weapon of Choice: Diana F+

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-10-23 in #lifestyle
    Dopa and his Weapon of Choice: Diana F+

    Dominik regards the Diana F+ as a system camera because of its versatility and wide range of accessories. Find out what else he likes about this dreamy medium format snapper in this installment of Weapon of Choice!

    2
  • Lomography Belair X 6-12: A Camera That Can Do Almost Everything (Part 2)

    written by simonesavo on 2014-08-05 in #reviews
    Lomography Belair X 6-12: A Camera That Can Do Almost Everything (Part 2)

    The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • 10 Steps to Better Photography with the Diana F+

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-06-15 in #gear #tipster
    10 Steps to Better Photography with the Diana F+

    At first glance, the Diana F+ might look like an unassuming toy camera. But make no mistake—this medium format shooter is highly capable of capturing truly creative lomographs!

    1
  • Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    written by pripri2000 on 2015-04-22 in #gear #news
    Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.

    1
  • Exquisite Square Portraits Taken with the Lomography LC-A 120 Camera

    written by cheeo on 2014-09-08 in #lifestyle
    Exquisite Square Portraits Taken with the Lomography LC-A 120 Camera

    The classic Russian 35mm camera family just got a little bigger, and by mean bigger - we mean medium format bigger.

    1
  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • 18 Awesome Belair X 6-12 Squares

    written by shhquiet on 2015-03-13 in #gear #news
    18 Awesome Belair X 6-12 Squares

    Having a Belair X 6-12 feels like owning more than just one camera. It's a medium-format camera, but paired with its special accessories you can shoot 35mm or instant photos with it, too! The versatility of its 3 photo formats also offers more options to suit your shooting needs. Here, we present to you some of the most gorgeous Belair X 6-12 photos in classic 6x6 format. Enjoy!

    11
  • Art Hunter Sardinas x STEEN

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-09-12 in #people #lomoamigos
    Art Hunter Sardinas x STEEN

    We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you Steen of Steen Drawings. Steen is a New York based illustrator who likes to create her own fantasy world and creates stories from her wild imagination. Take a look at Steen's wonderful work and get inspired to do your own DIY project.

  • 18 Sensational 6x12 Scenes From The Belair X 6-12

    written by shhquiet on 2015-03-13 in #gear
    18 Sensational 6x12 Scenes From The Belair X 6-12

    Think the Belair X 6-12 medium-format camera is only limited to snapping square shots? Nope! It also gives you the option to shoot other photo formats, such as 6x12. We compiled some of the most impressive photos in this format for your inspiration!

    2
  • Shop News

    Colorsplash your World!

    Colorsplash your World!

    At 30% off you can now color your analog images with 12 different color gels. Experiment with 35mm slide film and play with the built-in color flash for the most intense colors!

  • Lomopedia: Bronica RF645

    written by cheeo on 2014-11-12 in #reviews
    Lomopedia: Bronica RF645

    A host to a substantial design in aesthetics and features, the Bronica RF645 is a rare medium format rangefinder that will fit well in any photographer’s prized camera collection.

    3
  • Take a Look at the Five Stylish Years of the Diana Mini

    written by shhquiet on 2014-08-18 in #news
    Take a Look at the Five Stylish Years of the Diana Mini

    The Diana Mini is turning five years old this month! Through the years we have seen this sweet and petite 35mm camera transform from a classic analogue beauty to a blinged-out snapshooter and everything else in between. Remember the Love Letters edition? How about the Premier Cru? To refresh your memory here's a gallery of all the Diana Mini styles we've released in the past five years. Which among these limited edition Clones is your favorite?

    1
  • Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-04-06 in #gear #reviews
    Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.