Friday, May 25, 2012
Garage Sale Finds
Pickings have been slim around here camera-wise. I went to the Champaign County Humane Society garage sale and the cameras above were the best I could do. And this is from one of the largest community garage sales of the year. This haul did only cost $2. I also got four rolls of expired Kodak Gold Max 400 for a dollar and five rolls of expired Kodak Gold 200 for the same price. The Twindar did have a manual that says it is f/9 with 1/100 for the shutter speed. The other two don't give those details although I would guess they have similar specifications. The Suprema has a 28mm lens. The other two look like 35mm.
So I have nothing to add to a museum of fine photographic equipment. Still I am looking forward to putting a roll of the expired film through each one and seeing what happens. I am getting quite a collection of these cheap plastic cameras. Some I have gotten some pleasing results from. And at least they don't cost much. Still I hope that I run across some more sophisticated cameras this summer.
If you need to purge your eyes after looking at these lowly cameras this link may be helpful to you. It is to a bunch of articles on historic and classic cameras at Shutterbug Magazine.