Experiments with film. Roll 27. Empire Junior.

Mom gave me her old camera, an Empire Junior. The history is a bit sketchy but it may have been the prize in some marketing drive by Coca Cola, possibly.

Empire Junior

Empire Junior

Anyway, it’s a cheap toy camera. A single speed shutter (plus bulb, but no socket for tripod mounting or connector for cable release), three apertures, and it uses 120 film.

Family. Kodak TMAX 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 40 minutes at 20C.

Family. Kodak TMAX 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 40 minutes at 20C.

On the way home for X-mas I had loaded up with some Kodak TMAX 100. A price check online gave that I could get three or four Empire Juniors for the price of a single roll of film.

House across the river. Kodak TMAX 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 40 minutes at 20C.

House across the river. Kodak TMAX 100 in Maco Ecoprint 1+50 for 40 minutes at 20C.

It was an interesting experience to shoot with such a simple camera. But the lack of control was a source of frustration. However I liked the format of a 60mm lens at 6×6. I might pick up a slightly more advanced camera to shoot some more of that.

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5 thoughts on “Experiments with film. Roll 27. Empire Junior.

    • I have shot two more rolls through it. roll 40 and roll 35. The camera seems to work just fine. The apertures might be f16, f11 and f8, but it’s hard to tell for me. I have only shot b/w film, which is pretty forgiving when it comes to bad exposure.

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