Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Official Girl Scout Camera

The Herbert George Company made the Official Girl Scout Camera in the 1950's.  I don't know if anyone made an unofficial version. The OGSC is pretty much the same as the Herco Imperial with the exception of the faceplate.  The camera is a simple box type which uses 620 film to make 12 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 images.  There is one shutter speed probably somewhere between 1/30 and 1/60.  The aperture appears to be around f/11.  There are a couple of holes on top of the camera to hold a flash attachment. 

I used some Arista.Edu 100 with the Official Girl Scout Camera to make the gallery below.  I think most of the scratches are from where I used an Bower X camera to wind 120 film onto a 620 spool.  I remember when I was doing the rewinding thinking this is so easy I wonder why I hadn't used this method before.  When I saw the scratches I remembered that I had used that method before.  Hopefully next time I will remember to use a camera that doesn't enjoy scratching film so much.
Official Girl Scout Camera Gallery

1 comment:

  1. The photos have that ghosty/dreamy quality you'd expect from a camera like this.