I just found this little cheaply built camera from the 40's called the Jem jr. It looks like an all metal 1940's version of the modern all plastic Holga. Anyway it uses 120 film which I have plenty of and I have a shoot booked for tomorrow and I plan to test this little bugger out on a gorgeous blond at the lake. The manual I downloaded says to use Orthochromatic film ( 50 ASA ) and the lens only has one aperture which is f 16 and one shutter speed which is 1/25 of a second. I am going to shoot with Portra 400 NC and trust the films wide latitude for my exposure tomorrow. I will be shooting in a somewhat shady area. Hopefully I will have some shots to post next week so stay tuned to this thread. Here is a link to a camera like the one I have.
I made a huge mistake today. I shot color film and much to my surprise there is nobody local to process 120 film anymore. I would have to drive to Seattle 4 hours away to have it done or send it off which I did and that will take two weeks to get back!! Had I have known that I would have shot B&W film because I can hand process that at home. My models couldn't make it but there was this old guy next door clearing my neighbors property and he was wearing a huge Turquoise rock necklace and a long grey beard and a stocking cap. I thought hey he makes an interesting shot so I asked and he obliged me with a pose and some talk about them damn blackberry plants and stumps. I have another shot that I hope comes out and it is of frosty trees and fog. Well nothing more to do but wait for two weeks.
I have a shot of the old man I need to scan but here are some with my long time muse. The double exposures are complete accidents but I like them. All in all I don't like this camera simply because the shutter speed is to slow. Other than that I like the soft crappy lens. Now I must get a HOLGA !
Oh yea the UPS man is here with my new Nikon 80-200 f2.8 !