DP2M In Perspective

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roland Karlsson Forum Pro • Posts: 26,979
Re: DP2M In Perspective

DMillier wrote:

No light meter in my first camera and no focusing aids. Your focusing aid was a tape measure, your lightmeter a little box with a waggly needle on it you held in your other hand. I wonder what happened to my old Boots Beirette. Shutter speeds from 1/30 to 1/125th. Still got a Jessops CdS handheld meter.

Followed up that lot with an advanced Zenith E SLR with built in selenium meter. It wasn't coupled at all, you read the value off the scale on the top plate and turned a knob that was a little calculator dial that suggested an aperture and shutter speed which you could set yourself. I actually still have an older Zenith B model without the lightmeter today...

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My first camera was an Instamatic 100. Fixed focus, and fixed time/aperture. Nothing to adjust at all. And - as long as the sun shined, it got surprisingly good images for such a simple camera.

BTW - I still have got the camera. Its in my camera collection. It looks quite torn, so I bought another Instamatic 100 that looks to have been never used.

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