Thursday, January 16, 2014
I saw this Mikona MV-828 sitting on this shelf in a local antique shop for at least two years. A few months back I was there while everything was half-price, and feeling sorry for the camera I bought it. Now I would like to say that this story ends in my having found an unexpected jewel.
Well, if not a jewel than I am offering the rare opportunity to see some photos taken with a Mikona MV-828. My guess is that this may be the only time in 2014 that photos made by this camera will be posted. And if not I am fairly certain that this will be the only blog post about the Mikona MV-828.
You can learn all you need to know about the Mikona MV-828 from looking at the picture at the top. It doesn't have any features that you need a manual to learn about. It does seem that the makers of the Mikona MV-828 took their claim for being a focus free camera seriously. The lens consistently remains free of focus from the center to the edges. This particular camera also suffers from light leaks and flare.
I admit that I like the first two images. For me the softness, the glow of the snow, and the leaks add something to the images. I probably will at some time put some expired color film in the Mikona MV-828 to see what will happen. Still I don't think I will start calling myself a lomographer.