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.


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful, ethereal imagery ... and that sounds like a truly quirky camera :-)

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    1. Thanks, J. "Quirky" does not do justice to this poorly made but over engineered piece of plastic. :) I'll post another image with info on it's very original aperture/shutter speed combination.

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