Last year I bought a DIY Recesky Twin Lens Reflex kit. It actually took me almost 1 hour to build the camera even though the instructions said that it will only take half an hour. So, I was really excited to try out my new baby. The big question is... DOES IT WORK?
For the first roll, I used an expired China branded film that came with the camera. The result was not really up to my expectation. Due to the old film, the pictures came out greenish and pink!
I also found a problem on the wind knob. It was hard to wind the film because I have screwed it too tight.
I was disappointed.. and decided to give the camera a second try. After repairing the wind knob and hoping that it works, I loaded a Kodak Ultramax 400 into it. Took it around town and my grandparents place to snap some photos.
To my surprise the result was great! I love the feeling that it gives.. and I definitely love the blurry effect on the edges of the camera.
I am really amazed by this camera..not only have I learnt the structure of a camera, I feel more happy when the pictures came out great. Most probably because I construct it all by myself.
One thing that I really love about this camera is that it allows me to shoot from the hip. I feel that it is really worth it for this camera only cost around RM80. I am definitely using this camera more often and playing with its multiple exposures in the future.
Do you own a Recesky TLR? Post a comment and share your photos. I would love to see what could this baby do more!