26 Instax Packs - #1 - Lomo'Instant Automat with Winnie the Pooh Instax Mini Frame at the Nixon Nature Center.
Week 44 - Agfa Isoflash-Rapid 35 mm film camera purchased at the Westminster Antique Mall for $7. The Agfa Isoflash-Rapid is a German made camera produced in the 1960's that uses two rapid cassettes instead of the standard 35mmh film canister. The film from a rapid cassette is advanced by a gear inside the camera into a second empty rapid cassette. The second cassette was then sent in for processing. This two cassette system was brought back by Agfa to compete with Kodak's 126 film cassette. The Agfa Isoflash-Rapid's shutter will not fire without film in the camera. Fortunately there was film in the camera for me to test out the shutter at the antique store. I tried to develop the film in the camera but it came out blank.
I used an expired 12 exposure roll of Fujicolor 100 as the camera is only able to shoot 16 frames on a regular 12 exposure roll of 35mm film. I had to load the film from the Fuji canister into the empty rapid cassette in a changing bag before loading the film into the camera. I went for a nice walk around Hanover last Saturday morning with the intention of grabbing a few shots of autumn color, but the leaves on the trees were not quite ready. I thought the expired film performed well though, the camera was small and light, easy to shoot with using the fixed focus lens.
I hand processed the roll with Film Photography Project's C-41 kit and scanned the negatives with Epson V500 Photo.
Week 16 camera - Polaroid Super Shooter with Fuji FP-100c pack film. I purchased this camera from Craigslist for $5 with most of the accessories including a case. I checked the battery compartment near the lens in the front of the camera for corrosion and it was clean. After testing the shutter with new batteries I determined that the camera was good to go.
Using one of my last two packs of FP-100c pack film, I loaded the camera for a day trip to Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont, MD. We started out on the short historic Catoctin Furnace trail and the first two shots from the camera turned out a little dark, but the camera seemed to be working well. As we progressed on the trail and I tried to take a photo of the historic arch bridge, the camera failed producing a black photo. I tried again and there was an image this time. But further along where I wanted to photograph a tree with massive roots by the stream, the camera failed twice, so I put the camera away not wanting to waste the remaining shots until determining the problem.
So there are only three photos to see this week, but better than no photos. Photos were scanned with Epson V500 Photo.