I had been looking for a camera that could take 120 film and also take 6×6 and 6×9 images after a few bad buy’s I picked up a Moskva-5 on eBay for £20.00 and feared the worst as it took ages to arrive. It arrived after about 5 weeks and when I opened the box it looked fantastic! in its chunky leather case, But would it take good pictures? I have taken just one film upto now which I hand processed and I have to admit i’m pretty chuffed with the results!
The lens is an Industar-24 10.5cm f/3.5 and produces a really nice image and the range finder on the one I have works well. If you manage to get hold of one make sure it has the frame mask for the dual format 6×6 or 6×9 frame, but if it is missing you could always make one. When the camera is folded it quite a nice size but it is quite heavy. It is also quite a looker and I had a few people stand and watch while I took the pictures and they seemed amazed that it is just over 50 years old and still taking pictures.
The film I used was for the test roll was an Ilford FP4 Plus and the results are quite good. The Moskva-5 is a fairly basic rangefinder but has some nice features and is worth checking out. The view finder also has a switch for the different frame sizes as well which is nice.
If you are looking for a dual format camera that’s built like a tank and can turn heads as well as take good pictures then take a look at the Moskva-5 and take the plunge!
The Kodak Autographic is the first really old camera I bought. I didn’t really know how it worked and had no idea that this nearly century-old camera would kick off a passion for collecting, fixing, and shooting with vintage cameras.
Synthesizing vintage aesthetics and contemporary fashion trends is what LA-based photographer Kristy Benjamin does. Her photography represents her style and signature as a versatile and retrospective creative, thus owning the whole look and feel all to herself.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
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