The Agfa Clack was introduced in 1954 and built until 1965 by Agfa in Germany. The camera uses 120mm medium format film and creates pictures that are 6 to 9cm wide (so not the usual square pictures but landscape!). You get 8 pictures on one roll of medium format film, and those negs are HUGE!
Some say the “Clack” got it’s name because of the sound the camera makes when pressing the shutter release. The sound is a wonderful, mechanical “clack” when the shutter is opened and closed again. The “Clack” does not have many settings to choose from. You can choose between “M” and “B” modus, whereas “B” stand for “bulb” and allows long exposures (as long as the shutter release is hold down!). “M” stands for the normal shutter speed of 1/35. You also have the possibility to choose between three different apertures: 1 to 3 metres, “cloudy days” and “sunny days”. The range goes from 1 metre to infinty.
Because of the convex lense the back of the camera is also slightly curved so that the pictures you take still have a sharp focus. And although this camera looks cheap it has a screwed fitting for a cable release and a tripod socket at the bottom (and, if you’re lucky, there is also a yellow filter attached to some of the old models)
If you find one of those precious little “Clacks” on a flea market and aren’t sure whether the camera still works or not then just take the back of, put the little lever to “B” and press the release. When the lens stays open and closes again when you let go of the release the camera works. There’s actually nothing that can break on this camera ;-) which makes it a reliable companion.
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.
Get ready to think fast and shoot faster! Today, we are thrilled share with you news of the brand new LC-A 120 Camera. Load it with any 120 film roll and experience the thrill of medium format photography. You’re sure to soak up all the action in every square shot with its fantastic 38mm f/4.5 wide-angle lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm film camera). It's available for Pre-Order: Extremely limited first batch stock of only 500 cameras!
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-04-18 in #people
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