Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Winter's Backdrop #2

 Another image made with the strange Certo SL110 camera.

That's my "cheat sheet" on the blue tape on top of my Certo.

From Camerapedia:
"Another interesting feature is the way exposure parameters are set - in spite of having both the aperture and shutter speed variable, the camera has only one setting ring common for both parameters. Shutter speed/aperture pairs are permanently coupled together, appropriately to five conditions illustrated by symbols placed on the ring: 1/125s and f16 for bright sun/beach, 1/125s and f11 for average sunny conditions, 1/30s and f16 for light clouds, 1/30s and f11 for medium clouds and 1/30s at f8 for heavy clouds or rain".

There is no "B" setting on the Certo SL110.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

False Lights


Another image from a morning walk in some of the nearby woods.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Solstice Interupted

Certo SL110 camera.

The Certo SL110 is a Berlin wall era plastic camera from East Germany that takes 24x24 images on 35mm film.
The film must be cut to a length of about 16 exposures and loaded into a single Rapid style film cartridge. There is no take up cartridge, which is somewhat unusual for Rapid style cameras. As the film advances it just sort of sits in an open space on one side of the camera. When you reach the 16th frame, the film will no longer advance but will rewind, so all that film just sitting there in your camera ends up back in the single Rapid cartridge. Magic.

Monday, November 25, 2019