A few months ago, a friend who knows about my love for analogue photography gave me as a gift one of those cameras I would have never bought for myself . However, I can say I’m truly surprised by the pictures it takes.
A few months ago, a friend brought me a surprise from a flea market she had been that weekend. It was a box camera. I had seen dozens of them in many flea markets and shops, but they had never drawn my attention, nor I had thought about buying one.
The seller mentioned that the camera, a KID, dated back to the 1930’s. I can neither confirm nor deny this data, since I have not found any available information.
It’s works mighty fine, it shoots and the shutters open. It has two speeds: normal and bulb mode. I don’t know what speed it shots, however, by the outcomes, I can say it’s an speed slow enough that my lack of steady hands shows in all the pictures… I don’t have a clue about its aperture and it’s biggest flaw is the dirty viewer, which makes framing quite difficult.
The simplicity of the camera makes it very easy to use. It takes 120 mm film, 6 × 9 format.
As I commented above, the dirtiness on the viewer makes framing quite difficult and makes you shot quite randomly. Trying to frame at a guess whatever you want to capture.
After the long talk, here are some pictures taken with this camera…
The first film I used with this camera was a Kodak 160 NC. I thought I would need as much light as I could get, in some pictures I used the bulb mode, however, stability was a challenge…
The second film I used was a Ilford HP5 Plus de ISO 400. A few pictures are a little blurry, maybe by my lack of a steady hands, or it might be the camera’s lenses. In any case I love the outcome!
Bellow, my favourite pictures with this camera: