The Wait is Over- 1st Shots From my Chinon Bellami

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The wait is finally over. lol

My newest camera in my lomographic arsenal has bore me some shots and I am pretty happy with them. I had gotten my Chinon Bellami from eBay and didn’t know much about it but it was small and cool looking- see my blog all about it- (

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So I went out and shot just stuff around town, on my way to work and out at lunch; stuff like that. After I ran through the roll of Fuji-film 400iso CN, I next had to find a place that would develop them. Rite Aid, my go to place, just stopped at the end of October and many of the other places were just too slow or too expensive. But I sojourned on and found “Discount Drug-Mart” close to me and they developed the film and put them on a CD for a whopping 2.69!!! I know, right?

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After looking at them, I was impressed at the quality. I still gotta learn the little quirks that all cameras possess but I think I might have found a gem here.

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Next is to try it with some of my Fuji Provia 100 and see how that works. Wish me luck and stay tuned.
Thanks all,
Happy Snappin’
Tim Pawlak

PS- here is the rest of the album-

written by 110isnotdead on 2012-11-08


  1. aanum
    aanum ·

    Looks great

  2. diomaxwelle
    diomaxwelle ·

    That's how I felt when I got my agfa isolette. :3 The pics came out great (of course my favorite picture is of the shoes XD)! Also, man, I wish my 35mm place would develop and do a CD for such a price! Developing alone for my go-to place is $4.50.

  3. crevans27
    crevans27 ·

    Just googled the camera, love how it looks! Cute pics

  4. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    @aanum thanks alot.

    @diomaxwelle Yeah, I was amazed cause they said over the phone that it would be 2.50 for dev and 3 for the cd but they ended up just charging my for the dev. I hope it lasts. lol

    @crevans27 Thanks, the camerapedia page in it has some good pics of it, especially the special edition one they made. really cool but very rare.

  5. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Congratulations on your find

  6. rik041
    rik041 ·

    fine shots...a very good cam

  7. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    @neanderthalis Thanks, I am just so pleased with it and to have found a 35mm cam that I can still fit in my pocket. lol

  8. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    @rik041 thanks so much :) and thanks for liking my pics
    ps. @neanderthalis thanks again for liking my pics and such, I really appreciate it :))

  9. exit14
    exit14 ·

    These came out great, makes me want one

  10. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    @exit14 hey thanks. :)) It really is a great everyday camera. I just took it with me to Cincinnati with my girlfriend and it worked out great. I think I should be able to have the pics up by tomorrow some time.