Sometimes a flea market is just junk piled up together. Other times you find a gem that ends up on a shelf. The fun thing? You can rediscover it again, dust if off and enjoy its beauty. In my case it was an old Agfa Click 2. I found this baby at a flea market two years ago but only started using it a few months ago. Read on to find out its story.
When I got the Click 2, I obviously couldn’t wait to get started. I asked my dad (who knew more about film photography at the time) if there was still film available for it, but he took one look at it and shook his head. No, there wasn’t. It was too old he said. So the camera ended up on one of my shelves, just looking pretty.
Luckily, I found out about Lomography, fell in love with the Diana F+, and found out about 120mm film. I did some googling and my Agfa Click turned out to use 120mm film which was in fact, still being made. With butterflies in my stomach, I put in my first roll of 120mm film, and while I was trying to get to the point where I could make my first picture, I started to fear that I wasted half the roll, because the ‘one’ sign didn’t turn up. But once it did, the Agfa worked like a charm.
It makes dreamy pictures that are a bit blurry and look like they’d been made years ago. It was the first real experience I had with shooting film, if you don’t count my dad’s old SLR. And after seeing the result, I plan on using it a lot more.