Theme: Images From Cameras Costing £50 Or Less

Discussion in 'Competitions, Themes & Blogs' started by Tom Dunne, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Can be film or digital camera as long as you paid less than 50 squid for it. I wonder if it would make it more interesting if you gave a few details about the camera, where you got it and how much you paid for it. Better still if you posted a photo of the camera with your first offering. Interested?
    My dinner is poured out now but I'll be back:). Who's brave enough to start it rolling?
     
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Mine's actually quite simple. It cost about £35 to make!

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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    This was with my first film camera, a Pentax K1000. Can't recall the film, other than the fact that it was Kodak. The light was just perfect. I probably could have framed the scene better, but I still think it one of my best 35mm film shots. The trees across the road helped give the dappled effect on the wall.

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  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Love the fact you made your own camera, Pete!
     
  5. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Here's my first. Taken with 35mmHolga 135 BC (BC meaning black corners) using out of date film. Brilliantly unreliable. This shot was taken on some beach on the Isle of Sheppey.
    The winding mechanism often sounds like it's grinding itself through Robs cheese grater;).
    Ebay I think for less than £30.

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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    They have apps for that effect now, Tom. See, people are copying you!
     
  7. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Pete only recently I discovered the thread where you kept us up to date on the making of your camera. Great story and look at that image it gave you. Beautifully soft and relaxing with a lovely quality.
    Rob how much did the camera cost you? Fantastic light on a lovely colourful street and as you pointed out the shadows of the trees gave it so much extra.
     
  8. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Indeed Rob apps for bloody everything. Hope more members will join in. Any more?
     
  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    £35, I think...or thereabouts. eBay acquisition. Still have it. Taught me a lot about exposure, aperture, ISO, and all that folderol.
     
  10. Dave Green

    Dave Green Well-Known Member

    Great theme - I have lots of pix I can share once back off my hols. Oly trip, OM10, Yashica minister iii, nikon FA, FG, FTN.... Etc :)
     
  11. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    The flickr exif says this was taken with a fuiji.
    It was a Zorki 4K with Jupiter 8 , £10 . I use the Jupiter 8 on the OM-D and a fine lens it is.
    Probably pound land film.
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  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Great thread and fabulous shots. Is that your daughter Julian? The one who played the trumpet in a hat (or did I just imagine that?)
     
  13. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Yes my youngest in a top hat with trumpet in the garden, not overly flattering this one but I wont let her know I posted it ;)
     
  14. Dave Green

    Dave Green Well-Known Member

    The Fuji exif will be the scanner :)

    Nice pic!
     
  15. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Another one from the Holga 135bc

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  16. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Here's one

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    Taken with a cheap as chips old Canon Sureshot A1 waterproof camera and some Ilford XP2

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  17. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Au contraire, Julian! I think that is a smashing image and to these eyes particularly flattering.
     
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  18. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Had to think a while about what to select since very few of my cameras cost more than 50 quid. (I think most of my posts to RPF over the several years I have been involved were taken with the XA or the XA3. Both cost me $40.) Anyway, it came down to a choice of 3 and I elected to go with an image from my Cheap As Chips camera from the competition (which I did not win but am not bitter!:mad:) of a couple of years ago: The Konica Autoreflex TC, which cost me about $10. The film was Ilford Delta 100 which I processed in Rodinal. (The location of the photo is The Getty Center in Los Angeles.)
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  19. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Only $10 and the size of a museum. Bargain!

    And you were robbed - I reckon it was fixed all along! ;)
     
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  20. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Well done everybody. She's really sucking the diesel now. So, don't stop;) Where's everybody else.
    Loving all the images and I really enjoy seeing the images of the cameras. I think all the images have been interesting in composition and subject matter, with a great variation.
    Another one from me from the Holga 135 and it's reliably unreliable plastic lens. I'm not cheating; I'll have some from my other Holga too.

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