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Shooting with Recesky Twin Lens Reflex

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!

written by miich


  1. mikeydavies


    i own one! yet to use it properly yet though! ha ha

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  2. neanderthalis


    I have one. I had my tension knob too loose at first and had a lot of space between frames. Figured correct tension and it is a fun camera. I always forget how many exposures I have taken though. I try my best to count but often get distracted and forget. This article makes me want to take it out this weekend. :)

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  3. miich


    would love to see the photos :D
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  4. blablabla-anab


    Hi :)
    Iove this camera!
    Here you can read about my experience with it: http://www.lomograph(…)t-first-try

    I have two albuns with it already:
    1. http://www.lomograph(…)a-x-tra-400
    2. http://www.lomograph(…)dy-gray-400

    Right now it's staying put because it's Winter and I'm not too sure about the light, but in Summer I'll take it everywhere :D It's an awesome experience to shoot with it.. Thank you for sharing your results ^____^

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  5. eudo98

    i have the camera to :).Its my first camera and I build it myself ^____^
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  6. redryan

    I think I have to buy one
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  7. mingky

    I've just build mine. Still need to test it. :)
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  8. joaomiguelsantoscunha

    @miich hello, bought mine, assembled it and i want to sharemy results, please tell what you think: http://www.lomograph(…)unha/photos and also did a review: http://www.lomograph(…)-tlc-camera let me know your thoughts

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  9. joaomiguelsantoscunha

    @miich but I must say I loved the results, wasn't expecting so good

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