Tag: old cameras

  • How to Modify 120 Film for a 620 Film Camera

    written by ava_maria on 2012-05-21 #gear #tutorials
    How to Modify 120 Film for a 620 Film Camera

    Recently, my brother-in-law gave me an old camera – a lovely Kodak Six-20 Bull’s Eye. It is, however, a camera that is built for 620 film. As much as I love obscure film, 620 film was discontinued nearly 20 years ago… so what’s a camera lover to do?

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  • Our Analogue Days: Giving Old Cameras a Second Chance at Life

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-03-24
    Our Analogue Days: Giving Old Cameras a Second Chance at Life

    Aside from getting our cameras fresh from the Lomography Online Shop/Gallery Stores, many of us also scour second-hand shops, thrift stores, flea markets, and even our own basements, attics, and storerooms at home for some old cameras, praying that we can still get them to work. Each day we bring home, uncover, and shoot with one, we give these cameras a second chance at life. From there, our analogue days begin or carry on.

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  • Back to Basics: The Zim & Zou Analogue Project

    written by blablabla-anab on 2012-04-26
    Back to Basics: The Zim & Zou Analogue Project

    In the times of the all-encompassing digital medium, as a working graphic designer in today’s world, it is very refreshing to find such handmade beauty. Especially when they feature such analogue delights, and bring forward so many fond memories. Come and meet the Zim & Zou ‘Back to Basics’ art project.

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  • At Least 35 Years in the Making

    written by basterda on 2011-06-10
    At Least 35 Years in the Making

    One of our retail marketing managers from Vienna, Bastian Schürholz, has unknown film photographs he would like to share with us... all of which remained undeveloped for 3 decades and a half - wow!

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  • Maintenance DIY Camera: Replacing the Sealing Foam to Prevent the Reels From Degrading

    written by linuxbcn on 2013-04-17 #gear #tutorials
    Maintenance DIY Camera: Replacing the Sealing Foam to Prevent the Reels From Degrading

    Most analog cameras have a black foam type material to isolate the light of the enclosure which houses the reel. This prevents light from leaking and to ensure the reels' integrity. Since this material degrades over time, here I explain a simple trick to replace this item with another alternative.

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  • Vintage Cameras Turned Into Nightlights!

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-12-23
    Vintage Cameras Turned Into Nightlights!

    Look what we found! Converting cameras into lights, that help avoiding bumps in the dark, is such a bright idea! These luminous, re-purposed, devices are all from the 50s or 60s. For a better look (careful not to blind yourself) read on after the jump!

  • The Argus C3: More Than Just a Brick!

    written by the_lauris on 2011-08-26
    The Argus C3: More Than Just a Brick!

    I never thought I’d find such a wonderful assortment of strange old cameras, or add a new one to my collection when I walked into a small camera shop one summer day! I happened to come across a tiny camera shop while vacationing. This shop turned out to be a haven for vintage cameras, including the legendary Argus C3, affectionately dubbed "the brick," a sturdy rangefinder made between 1939 and 1966.

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