Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Camera test

I'm not sure I've done one of these before. Sort of a new direction for me. Anyway, the camera in question is the Kodak Cresta. And no, I have no snap of it either. You will have to follow the link. As with this type of camera it takes 120 roll film and has a knob thing to make the film move on to the next frame - if you can see the film number through the little red window on the back.

It fits snugly in one's hands and the black modern plastic gives it a classy feel. The optical viewfinder is excellent as one might expect from a device of this price [ £1 - charity shop] and some of the new electronic imaging device makers could do well to copy it.

The shutter is set off by depressing the little white snib-bit poking out the top. I called it all names under the sun. I even ignored it for a while but it still remained annoyingly perky. So I pressed it down with my finger instead - which seemed to do the trick.

The resulting images are excellent - apart from the subject matter - obviously. The Kodet lens with its f14 aperture does all that is asked of it. It is not so sharp though. Moody I'd say.

The camera comes highly recommended in this format and if you ever passing through 1955 again, I'd buy a new one.

Fiat; Such a small car is no problem at all for the Cresta camera capturing its smallness perfectly.

Charabanc; Obviously, it would have worked better with a double decker charabanc as the Cresta would have recognised it quicker

Workman eating sandwich on a bench next to a postbox in which letters still reside; I suspect they were eggy sandwiches on account of no-one sitting next to him. I think the Cresta caught that very well.

Next up if you are really unlucky, a quick run through of my 2 1/4 square Box Houghton Butchers' sensor cleaning device.


Anonymous said...

Everything seems to be inclined from right to left. The new camera or the operator?

Andrea Ingram said...

well, we were in England at the time, the wind was blowing a bit. And the sun was shining. Must have been that as I'm not used to sun :-)

Mr Trellis said...

I love the way the lens renders the 4th dimension. I think there may have been cress in the eggie sarnies.