I felt so lucky the other day, when I saw this beautiful old Camera for sale on the internet (on facebook: "Háaloftið"). The shop-owners couldn't tell if it worked or not - but I decided that if if didn't work I was simply going to use it as a decoration.
Yesterday was the day I finally got the chance to test it out - it was a beautiful sunny, snowy day at sunrise (11:30) - a real winter-wonderland - and I went to the old cemetery at 101 Reykjavík to take some pictures and asked myself if there was anything going to be on those negatives at all?
I just can´t tell you how happy and excited I was, when I picked them up today and discovered that my pretty Clack really had taken some pictures!! Isn´t it amazing?
This really simple&wonderful camera, made in the 50´ies/60´ies still works (of course without a battery) and actually takes really interesting and pretty pictures!!
You can see those first pictures at the end of this post...
* It´s an Agfa Clack-camera made out of metal, made in Germany 1954-1960 - according to different blogs I´ve been reading, it was a popular family snap shot camera in the 50´ies and ´60ties.
*It´s a medium format camera and you can use a normal 120mm film for it (that means: only 8 pictures on each roll). The exciting thing is, that since Lomography is so popular at the moment, it´s really easy to get interesting films!
* One thing that amazed me was, that there are 3 different settings on this camera and it has an integrated yellow filter:
focus to 1-3m – f/8 (close up)
focus to 3m -infinty – f/11 – cloudy
focus to 3m – infinity – f/12.5 – sunny
you also have a specific setting depending on if you are taking pictures with a tripod (you can use a modern tripot) or not (B&M)
More information on the amazing Agfa Clack:
You can take a look at the manual here.
Elitismstyle ("If cameras could talk")
And here you have my first Agfa-Clack pictures - I discovered how important it is, to hold the camera completely still (the best thing would probably be to use a tripod) - only 2 out of 8 pictures are sharp so I´ll have to practice more...
I used a color-lomography-800-film
I really LOVE my new/old Agfa Clack and I just can´t wait to practice
AND now I´m hooked: I want more of those cool vintage-cameras!
Please click on the pictures to see them in full size:
the first one is my favorite... I really do love how it turned out: