Tag: 120 film

  • Operation Thin the Herd: Agfa Clack

    First up in Operation Thin the Herd: my Agfa Clack. Such a fun little camera.

  • Another Yashica-D

    The Yashica-D is a hefty beast, but oh so delightful to use. And the images it can capture!

  • Certo Super Sport Dolly, Model A

    A review of the Certo Super Sport Dolly, a folding camera for 120 film. It’s a winner, both in use and in results.

  • Repairing the focus stop on a Certo Super Sport Dolly

    I don’t enjoy repairing cameras unless it’s quick and easy. Fortunately, repairing my 1930s Certo Super Sport Dolly was both. Here’s what I did.

  • Ansco B-2 Cadet

    A review of the Ansco B-2 Cadet, a box camera for 120 film. It’s only ok.

  • Yashica-12

    On my short list, in my inner circle, of favorite cameras is my Yashica-D, a medium-format twin-lens-reflex camera. It is such a joy to shoot! And it delivers excellent sharpness and contrast with buttery bokeh. What’s not to like? Except that it offers no onboard light meter. I wished for one. I like the Yashica-D…

  • Agfa Isolette III

    Here it is, Agfa’s highest volume camera of the 1940s and 1950s, the Isolette. Actually, this is the 1951-60 Isolette III, one of a range of Isolette cameras, all of which folded and took 120 film. Each Isolette was offered with a couple shutters and lenses. Mine comes with the 85mm f/4.5 Apotar lens set in the…

  • Pleasant suburban shopping on the Agfa Clack and Ilford Pan F Plus

    Please don’t revoke my man card, but I like to shop. Even a weekly trip to the grocery store delivers a dopamine rush. And when my weekly trip takes me to the big-box store — ohhh yes, I can spend an hour just wandering the aisles looking at things I didn’t come to buy. The big-box groceries are…

  • Kodak No. 2 Brownie, Model D

    The Kodak No. 2 Brownie Model D was made in about 1914 and is, even today, a brilliant simple box camera capable of great results.

  • What’s a guy who still shoots film supposed to do?

    It is a sad day for this camera collector – my neighborhood CVS has stopped processing film. Theirs was the last one-hour color lab (that I know of) near my home on Indianapolis’s Northwestside. Goodbye, $6 processing and scanning. Just a few years ago I could get my color film processed all over town: Wal-Mart,…

  • Yashica-D

    The Yashica-D is my first medium-format twin-lens reflex camera. I’ve lusted after TLRs for many years, but I’ve always rebuffed them for their high prices. The Rolleicords and Rolleiflexes are the most respected members of the genre and go for hundreds of dollars on the used market. Lots of companies made TLRs in the Rollei…

  • Film photography has never been less expensive

    Not long ago I gave one of my old cameras to a teenager I know who has a budding interest in photography. I had three Pentax K1000s and three delightful SMC Pentax M f/2 50mm lenses; he now has one of each. I hope he enjoys his new old camera! But I doubt he can…