All behold the Efekta - an old vintage Czechoslovak camera for 120 film format 6x6 mm.
This is beautiful and old vintage camera made in Czechoslovakia in the 50s. I bought this piece in aukro aukcion for 400 Czech Krons /20usd. The camera was missing the reel for film moving /was broken/, so i made it from plastic modurit. Because this reel is not really perfect some light went inside the camera. It make nice and interesting with the white rays on the picture.
The camera is from plastic bakelite material, which is very light. Manufacturer was called Druopta Praha. This is suitable for 120 film format for 6×6mm snaps. Aperture setting are from f/8 to f/22 while shutter settings support 1/100, 1./50, 1/25, 1/8 of a second. Rangefinder is Newton style and shutter release is located under his frames on the top of camera. There is only one glass lens in objective Druoptar 1:8/70mm and it is really sharp. There is a red filtered window on the back of the camera for checking number of pictures you made.
For testing purposes I used Ilford 400 B&W negative film. Result you can see in gallery ;)
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.
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.
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