Jan 12, 2010

A Vintage Love

I have had a recent love for Vintage Cameras. Call me crazy for going backwards in time but the old dust on the camera is something I find sweet and intriguing. Its fun to see what people worked with back then and see how all they had to work with was light and shutter speed based on the winding lever/crank camera. No Batteries, No Presets, and No AUTOMATIC MODE! Crazies!

Rolleiflex TLR Automat Model 3
Focal length: 75mm
Shutter speed: 1 - 1/500 sec
Aperture: f/22- f/3.5

So I have been using 120 medium format film (color and b&w), but still have to get it developed which is a process on its own since there aren't much film developers around. And even if they are around, its too expensive. But it has been a fun way to explore and actually learn the basic concepts of Photography, which is lost in these days cameras!

Yasica A TLR
Focal length: 80mm
Shutter speed: 1 - 1/500 sec & Bulb
Aperture: f/22- f/3.5

A Little about the cameras:
The Rolleiflex Automat TLR Camera was made sometime between October 1945 to September 1949. The Focal length is set at 75mm, but a person can move closer or further from the subject as they like. The Shutter speed moves from 1 to 1/500 secs and the Aperture range is f/22- f/3.5. The camera has Franke & Heidecke - compur-rapid controls with Zeiss Jena Tessar taking lens.
The Yashica A TLR medium format camera was made from 1958 until 1969. It has Yashikor lens. It has limited shutter speed and the film has to be advanced manually. As stated below the picture: Focal length is set at 80mm, Shutter speed: 1 - 1/500 sec with a bulb mode setting, and the Aperture moves from f/22 to f/3.5.


Prasanth Iranikulam | പ്രശാന്ത് ഐരാണിക്കുളം said...

first time here...
your photos are really great ,especially the award winners.
nice to see your blog.
have a great day!

sandeep said...

liked all ur frames ... keep them coming

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Wonderful- my parents loved them too :)