fisheye camera

First foray into film (for a while)

fisheye cameraI’ve been reading a bit about Lomography recently and although I haven’t used film for years (I had various cameras for holiday snaps in my younger days),  yesterday I bought myself a Fisheye One film camera from the Lomography shop in Manchester. It was a bit of an impulse buy as I only went to have a look around, but they had 50% off any cameras without a box, so the camera itself was only £22. Felt like it would have been rude not to buy one at that price! 

It’s green, doesn’t need batteries as it’s all mechanical (there is a flash which takes a pencil battery which I haven’t tried yet), and lightweight, so easy to carry around. Here are the stats, taken from http://microsites.lomography.com/fisheyecamera/

* Weight: 0.5lb (0.23kg)
* Format: all 35mm (color negative, slide, b&w)
* Field of Vision: 170 degrees
* Approximate focal length: 10mm
* Fixed Aperture: f/8
* Fixed Speed: 1/100

I’ve been out and about today to have a play around with it, and despite buying three films with 36 exposures each, I’ve only taken about 12 pics. To be fair, I had my DSLR with me as well, so I was more focused on playing around with the ND filter I also bought yesterday, to try out some long exposures. But having film did make me much more careful about what pictures I was taking. With hindsight this was a bit of a mistake, as the whole point of playing around is to see what works and what doesn’t, so next time I need to make sure I use up the film otherwise I don’t think I’ll find out what does work! Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow.

Time to get on with editing the long exposures first…

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