Faces 110: Introducing a 70s Camera With a 2012 Film

2012-07-27 5

Is that really a camera? Why yes, dear sir, it is, indeed. And it takes interesting, sometimes eerie vintagey photos of people. Here’s my induction to the ‘world’ of 110 with my first two rolls of Lomography Color Tiger 110 together with an awesome flea market find, the Kodak Ektralite 10!

Before digital photography came, there was 35mm film. Before I was born, it was 110 format. Here’s a 70s camera and 2012 film.

Introducing the Kodak Ektralite 10 , with Lomography Color Tiger 110.

How did I spot that this was actually a camera? It was lying there on a groundsheet on a Sunday morning flea mart in Malaysia…luckily, someone was playing with it, taking ‘blank’ shots. I stealthily waited for him to lose interest and bargained with the owner-seller. He insisted it would work and, it did! Also I knew that Lomography would launch its 110 film this year, so I really wanted to try playing around with this format of film and type of analog camera. I even taught people how to use it! (Obviously, the photos where I am inside was not taken by me!)

Strangely, the photos have a sort of eerie vintagey retro look to it, as if we were living in the past.

The best thing about taking photos with this camera are the reactions of people when I bring it out, basically, it falls in two main categories: Bewilderment… Or Nolstalgia.

“Ohhhhh…. I remember my first camera, it was exactly like this one! I had a flash that fired four times, etc etc…” and the person would have a dreamy-eyed look on his face.

Or…with a bemused, curious expression:

“Is that really a camera?”

So here are the people captured on film on my first 2 rolls of 110.

My observations were that…the flash (needing 2 normal batteries to operate), was really blindingly bright and only worked for 10 shots on the first roll. On the 2nd roll, the new 2 batteries worked for longer, about 15 shots and more (still works!)

Indoor without flash:

Indoor with flash:

Le French, le kitty! Awwww…
Indebted to this chica at lomography singapore shop who showed me how to load and use the film!

Outdoor, direct light:

Le French
Bella the street kitty prowls in the morning.
No, it’s not me… it isn’t, really…

At night with flash:

At night in total darkness with only flash as light:

This is what inhaling shisha does to you.
This is what inhaling shisha does to you.
Taken in a comfortable place, inside a taxi…

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5 Comments

  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    These were very good cameras with a VERY sharp f/8 triplet (!!!) lens and a sort of automatic shutter that was ~1/200 in bright and ~1/100 in shade and the flash for everything else. Could take a photo anywhere. I sort of remember the the blister package.

  2. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    These were very good cameras with a VERY sharp f/8 triplet (!!!) lens and a sort of automatic shutter that was ~1/200 in bright and ~1/100 in shade and the flash for everything else. Could take a photo anywhere. I sort of remember the the blister package.

  3. megzeazez
    megzeazez ·

    Nice shots!

  4. kf4kco
    kf4kco ·

    Great review of a vintage camera.

  5. rbruce63
    rbruce63 ·

    Verny nice shows with a retro look!

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