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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Stretching the Felica

The Vredeborch Felica looks like a box camera, but it has a full compliment of controls.  I decided to give them some exercise by loading the little camera with some Tri-X.  A 400 speed film is a bit of a stretch for a simple camera with a 1/50 top shutter speed, but I thought the use of the built-in yellow filter would get me close enough to the right exposure on a slightly hazy day.  I think that was a correct assumption; the shots I got were within the film's wide latitude.  Still, I think I prefer my previous results with 100 speed film.





4 comments:

Jim Grey said...

Nice stuff, and especially nice to see a recent photo of your Margaret.

Mike said...

Margaret has always been my favorite subject. She used to object to having her picture taken, but time has shown her that resistance is futile.

JR Smith said...

The Felica? There's one I have never heard of.

Mike said...

I think the Vredeborch cameras were pretty popular in Europe, but I don't think they made much of an effort to market them in the U.S. where Kodak and Argus pretty much controlled the market. One big advantage they provide the film shooter these days is that the Felica and its relatives accept regular 120 roll film with no need to re-roll onto 620 reels.