Undead Camera …

January 1, 2009 | Filed Under Photography 

Tracy recently helped her Grandfather move out of his house in Anaheim and along the way came across a number of old cameras.  I hesitate to use the word “antique” but by today’s standards, these are quite outdated.  Among these cameras was an Ansco Rediflex twin lens reflex camera that was manufactured sometime in the mid to late 1950s.  It shoots 620 film, a format that is no longer available except through special order.  This film format is similar to 120 film so I actually modified the camera to accept that format instead and, viola!, here is one of the first shots to come out of this camera in several decades.  You can see that the negative got scratched as the film was advanced but I kind of like the effect.  Sadly, it is quite expensive to process the negatives ($15-$25 per roll).  It looks like a darkroom is in my near future.

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