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Werlisa Club Color: a typical spanish "simple & cheap" camera.

This is a cheap camera, from the 70´s & 80´s when in Spain was having a lot of "little" changes. It is a camera with focus free, and 3 positions for its speed. You must charge the film, pass this one and … shoot !!!

image from lomospain

A lot of Spanish homes have a little camera like this: all our life, vacancies, work, … has been impressed in a lot of photographs taken by cameras like this one.
It was one the latest and genuine “Spanish product”, in the years that this was a very important thing in our world.
Today, all this little firms was for the great and omnipotent global trademarks, or simply closed the factories.
This lovely camera can rewind the film with the same mechanism like other cameras. You push the button in the “bottom” of the camera and, then, you can use the little crank in the left. It is easy to make doubles with other cameras …I like to do it with another ones. You can´t do doubles exposures, in the same point, but it will give you “special” results !!!

As the Werlisa Club Color only has two iso sensitivities (100 and 400 ISO), what I do is to load a spool of 200 ISO, and I use the references of 100 ISO to overexpose lightly the film. I believe that this camera answers of forceful form to the rule: Do not think!, just shoot! It does not have rear window to be able to see the spool that it has inside, it can be very useful for the “surprise effect” of the photos. It is robust and it bears very well the “ill-treatment”.

The one that I use, in fact, belongs to my mother-in-law. Someone gave it like a present 30 years ago, but she never used it. When I came to her family, I appropriated of her (of the camera, not of the mother-in-law). Well, of his daughter and of his camera …;))), but, according to the law, only I have right to use it (the camera, of course …).
Therefore, I will continue with her, until my mother-in-law should find out …

Once I use a film with this camera, I use it again with the Fisheye or the ActionSampler, although I also use other cameras, like the Fed5, or the proper Werlisa.
I began to use it because this camera works without batteries. You upload the film and forget it in any pocket, glove compartment, suitcase, …when you meet the camera, you are ready to make a photo !!!

written by jaalvarez

10 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Very pretty camera and nice doubles !

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  2. lupo

    lupo

    love this :) me encanta !!

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  3. zark

    zark

    1Looks a lot like the Fujica MA 1. Nice review anyway!

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  4. disdis

    disdis

    eyyy! Yo tengo una de esas.... mmm... pero no l he usado todavía...

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  5. bobdarrell

    me gusta
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  6. mavikiz

    mavikiz

    hi i got this camera few days ago,now looking at your pics i see that you did some doubles exposures,my question is.. how did you do that? thanks :)

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  7. beni

    beni

    buen artículo

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  8. elany

    elany

    I was also wondering how you made the double exposures. Because I would love to try it out with my own werisa club color.

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  9. welliamancio

    welliamancio

    Thereat this article i did feel interested to buy a cheap camera as this. so i done it last week

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