A traveler and his film cameras…

I’ve collected many film cameras over the years. And I’ve found a few nice blogs containing interesting posts where the author used a different film camera for one month over a period of a year, twelve cameras in total. I have decided to do the same as it sounds like fun and keep film alive!

Bridge sees bridge – Olympus XA2, Ilford HP5

No rules, only that they have to be film cameras, one film per camera which can be shot across the entire (calendar) month. The project has started just now as of the 1st january 2017 and the camera I have chosen for the first month is the Praktica B200, the first camera I ever owned. The film will be processed at the end of every month. Some images will be published with info regarding the camera used as ease of use,handling, picture quality and look, as well as a little bit of it’s history.

As time passed by I was not able to find the time each month for my original project  12 MONTHS AND 12 FILM CAMERAS. Therefore I changed it to a ‘A traveler and his film camera’s. Still photography and using my stuff and sharing my pictures and when I can a review of a camera I used.

Praktica B200 – January 2017

The first camera I used in this project and the first SLR camera I ever owned, the Praktica B200

In the early 1980s I started to have a interest in photography. Windowshopping at the local photostore where I was looking at the cameras was my weekly schedule and the most interesting ones were the “pro” SLR cameras…

But without the budget I had to wait. But early 1982 I got a job at a supermarket and in a few months earned enough for a SLR within my humble budget, a “pro” black Praktica B200 with the standard lens Prakticar 50mm F/2.4.

Because I hadn’t used it in years I was eager to start the project with it! A fresh battery was inserted and the Praktica was brought back to life. All led’s in the viewfinder seemed to work, the shutter did click and the filmtransport was going smooth as in 1982. Loaded with Portra 400 me and the camera started the project… Continue reading “Praktica B200 – January 2017”