Film Photography
Verichrome Pan

Because it’s December 7th, 12/7, it’s 127 Day. That’s a day to get out our cameras for 127 film and use them! Today I’ve put that roll of film above (expired 12/1981) into the camera below. I’ll take a photo walk with it today and shoot the whole roll. It’s cold here, about freezing, and I can’t imagine this 60-year-old camera will enjoy that. I’ll keep it warm inside my coat, and work quickly when I make a photo.

Kodak Brownie Starmatic

There are two other 127 Days each year: January 27 (1/27) and July 12 (12/7 in European date notation). So if it’s too late for you this year, you can be ready for the next 127 Day!

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait to see the photos from my walk today. It’s not just developing and scanning that causes the delay, but I also have all of December’s posts scheduled already. Maybe I’ll share these photos on 1/27!

It’s 127 Day

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22 thoughts on “It’s 127 Day

  1. When shooting outside in the cold after your camera has been warmed in your coat, check for condensation on the lens before you shoot. I had the opposite problem at Spring Mill State Park this summer. My camera was in the air conditioned car from Indianapolis to the park. When I pulled it out, I noticed it was foggy but didn’t realize it was the temperature difference.

  2. OK I’m out of town and without my 127 camera handy. But I will catch the 1/27 in January. 2021. I also have my December and January post up. But I did leave some space in my schedule…….

  3. Yes the Starmatic might not like the cold; the meter could be sluggish. A Starmite would eliminate that problem! *LOL*
    Yes I had both, and many, many other 127 cameras. I’ve shot an immense amount of that size film, starting with my very first camera: the Kodak Petite (which I still have).

  4. What? You’re not shooting that film along the old State Highway 127 in Steuben County? Or rapid-firing the whole roll at 1:27 PM? :)

  5. I never used Verichrome Pan film. Everyone says it was excellent, so I wish I could get some in 120 size to try in my Rolleiflex. I look forward to seeing your results.

  6. it was disappointing but I a couple other 127 cameras. I’m not completely out of luck when it comes to 127 film. I’m thinking I may have to many old cameras but I seem to keep acquiring them some how.

  7. it was disappointing but I have a couple other 127 cameras. I’m not completely out of luck when it comes to 127 film. I’m thinking I may have to many old cameras but I seem to keep acquiring them some how.

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