Lomography Color Negative F²/400 in 120 – two rolls/two cameras

Back in 2010, Lomography bought a jumbo roll color stock from a mysterious Italian film manufacturer, then stuck the film into cold storage in the Czech Republic for 7 years before slicing it up and releasing Lomography Color Negative F²/400 in 35mm back in 2017.

Well, earlier this year, they sent me an invitation to preorder some in 120, and I jumped on it. Continue reading “Lomography Color Negative F²/400 in 120 – two rolls/two cameras”

Enter the Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro

This Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro came to me in a basket full of Brownies, courtesy of a generous coworker. Actually, this Brownie Reflex Synchro came in two parts, or, rather, it took two Brownie Reflex Synchros from that basket to make one functional one, but it was easy to work on. In fact, I did all the repairs/exchanges with a small Swiss Army knife with the slot screwdriver bit on it… Continue reading “Enter the Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro”

1970s Ricoh Compacts, part 5 – the Ricoh 500 GX

The Ricoh 500 GX was the last of the Ricoh 500 series to be made in Japan. It’s pretty much a 500 G, with the addition of a multiple exposure switch, battery check button, shutter lock, and little flags that indicate when loaded film and a cocked shutter. In theory, it’s the best of the whole line, and I had high hopes for it.

How did this spur-of-the-moment acquisition work out for me? Read on… Continue reading “1970s Ricoh Compacts, part 5 – the Ricoh 500 GX”

Unboxing a basket of Brownies

Back in late June, with only days remaining before my employer closed the local office, thrusting all of us into work-from-home status, a coworker and a former boss cleaned the cameras out of their closets and brought them to me. From the former boss, a Casio Exilim S20 (2 megapixel, fixed lens digital camera from 2003) and an Olympus Infinity II (reviews in progress/forthcoming); from the coworker, a huge basket full of her Dad’s Brownies!

Yum! Continue reading “Unboxing a basket of Brownies”