CAMERA – Capta II

CAMERA: Capta II
FILM: Kodak 160VC Expired 2001
TAKEN: September 2011

The Capta II is a strange beast. Made of bakelite, heavy and almost impossible to open, and elusive when searching the internet for any information. I’ve only used it once as now the red frame window is too foggy to look through and I’m debating whether to pop it out and try and replace it with something a little makeshift. Either way, it’s a strange camera that gave me good results, even though there are very limited controls. The inside was warped, and you can see from some of the images below where I’ve kept in the bending edge of the frame.

I would really like to use it again, but I really have to figure out how to wind it on without that window…

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©Jennifer Schussler

CAMERA – Zenit E

CAMERA: Zenit E
FILM: Lomography 400 colour
TAKEN: April 2011

I bought the hunk of metal otherwise known as the Zenit-E at a photography market in Perth. It was relatively cheap, although purchased so long ago I have forgotten exactly how much I paid for it. It came with a lens, I don’t know much about it or care to find out, and there are certain elements of the camera functions that do not work, such as the light meter. It is so heavy I have actually only used it once, to save my neck/back from breaking under the strain it was on a day that I had a friend give me a lift in her car.

There is something funky going on with the lens, but I like the patina it gives to the images.

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©Jennifer Schussler