Mail station

Mail station
Agfa Clack
Ilford FP4 Plus
LegacyPro L110, Dilution B


It’s useful to know which old cameras work well in the cold. It’ll be only a small, select group — old mechanical gear usually gums up when temps fall below freezing.

I took my Agfa Clack out to see how it performed. It went on two frigid photo walks after a snowfall. I have this Korean War-era, wool-lined Army trench coat, and I get it out when it’s either below zero, or below freezing and I’m going to be outside for a while. The Clack fit into the roomy side pocket. But that pocket isn’t lined. The Clack was only slightly warmer in it than it would have been if I had held it in my hand. Every time I got it out, it performed fine.

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2 responses to “single frame: Mail station”

  1. Rick Avatar

    I have a rule at my house: If it’s too cold for my camera, it’s too cold for me.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      A solid rule.

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