Frugal Film Project: Pre-1940 Camera Options

IFor the 4th Quarter of 2020 I tested the Agfa Billy Clack No. 51, a 645 medium format camera from 1934/. The cost on EBay was $35. The Photos were quite successful, leading me to try my other less than $50 Pre-1940’s cameras: Pre-1940’s Cameras Year Cost Format Mom’s Kodak Art Deco 620 Camera 1933 … Continue reading Frugal Film Project: Pre-1940 Camera Options

Agfa Isolette 6X6 Unboxing

I am continuing to introduce cameras that I intend to used for the Frugal Film Project and My Inner Monet Most of the cameras under consideration are Pre-1940. Although the Agfa Isolette first appeared in 1937, I believe my model is Post-1940. The Isolette was one of the earliest cameras to include significant plastic in … Continue reading Agfa Isolette 6X6 Unboxing

2020 End of Year Publication Update

Lots of online publications this year. But only two since July 2020. Those, summarized below. And, well, I was actually publishing one of those terrible Professional Papers linked here. NOVEMBER 2, 2020,  5 Frames (+1)… Of beautiful B&W flowers on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta X-700 + MD 50mm f/3.5 … Continue reading 2020 End of Year Publication Update

1934 Agfa Billy Clack No. 51 Unboxing

I looked back at my archive and found that I’ve only posted a couple of my Pre-1940’s Camera Unboxings. Well, the Agfa 645 (a.k.a. the Billy Clack No. 51) from circa 1934 is making it’s first major appearance for the Frugal Film Project Tri-X 400 year end finale. So you first must experience the ‘Grand … Continue reading 1934 Agfa Billy Clack No. 51 Unboxing

Kodak Autographic Time Test

I finally did a proper time test (or in this case an f-stop test) for the Kodak Autographic; I was testing the Fuji Velvia 50. Because it is a slow film I decided to try my Velvia 50 as the color film for my pre-1940 cameras, Here are the results. The f-stop range is 4, … Continue reading Kodak Autographic Time Test

Looking Through Someone Else’s Glass………

A friend recently sent me a link to a professional photographer, Jay Zukerkorn, who is dealing with the changes in his photography resulting from Parkinson’s Disease. He has tremors to deal with, but decided to work with them instead of against them. Here are two quotes from the article that are especially pertinent to me: … Continue reading Looking Through Someone Else’s Glass………

Publications

Where all of my Online and Hard Copy Publications are tracked: NOVEMBER 2, 2020,  5 Frames (+1)… Of beautiful B&W flowers on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta X-700 + MD 50mm f/3.5 Macro Lens) – by Kathleen E. Johnson) AUGUST 18, 2020, 35mmc,  Kodak Jiffy VP Art Deco Camera – … Continue reading Publications