An interesting analogue snapper from the 1940s, the Falcon miniature was a simple half-frame camera that took 127 film. Find out more about this quirky fantastic plastic camera in this installment of Lomopedia!
Introduced in 1939, the Falcon Miniature (also called Falcon Deluxe Miniature) was a 127 film camera manufactured by Utility Manufacturing Company in New York. Three designs, mainly modeled after the 35mm Argus A, were made for this classic 1940s camera. It was a simple camera with a Bakelite body, fitted with a 50mm Graf lens, and had fixed focus, fixed aperture, and single shutter speed of 1/25 and Bulb mode. However, since it takes half-frame photos and has a compartment for an extra film roll, many camera enthusiasts and collectors seek to add this quirky shooter in their collection.
Technical Specifications (of the version in the photos above):
Film: roll 127 film
Picture size: half frame, 3×4cm
Lens: Graf 50mm
Aperture: fixed aperture
Focusing: fixed focus
Shutter: simple spring rotary shutter, one speed 1/25 +B; setting: Time and Instant, lever on the lens-shutter barrel
Cocking lever and shutter release: by the same lever, on the lens-shutter barrel
Viewfinder: simple optical finder
Winding knob: on the top plate
Flash PC socket: none
Back cover: removable, w/ two red windows; opens by the latches on the sides of the camera
Oz Magazine ran from 1963 to 1973 and was an iconic, underground magazine that dealt with some controversial issues. Today, the whole back catalogue has been made available for public download by the University of Wollongong. Find out more about this magazine that contributed to defining a generation.
One Christmas, David Townsend was given the Konstruktor by his wife. It sparked an idea in his head, taking inspiration from Jack Lowe's Lifeboat Station project and his love for photography. He built and beautifully customised the Konstruktor and has just embarked on his own long term analogue project, because a camera is for life, not just for Christmas. Learn more about his project in this interview.
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy explains how you can find ways to do street photography even if you live in a rural area.
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
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