Roll 91 and 92. Eho box camera and teaching photography

Together with the Bilora Blitz I got an old box camera made by Eho, possibly around 1930. The seller sold it as defect due to a broken shutter and I planned on hacking it into a pinhole camera.

But as I opened up the front plate I figured out what was wrong, repaired it and then I had two working box cameras and no new pinhole camera.

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My friend Anders had asked me for a tutorial on photography, it sounded like a fun thing to do so we scheduled one for the weekend. Friday evening turned into a short theory session covering the basics of how cameras work and the Sunny 16 rule. Saturday morning we took some cameras from the collection, loaded them up with film and brought Doggie along for a photowalk around the neighbourhood.

Leaving. Shanghai GP3 in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 min at 20C.

Leaving. Shanghai GP3 in Rodinal 1+100 for 60 min at 20C.

I took the Eho box camera and found it an interesting challenge, the view finders were so dim that they were useless. Taking pictures with this fixed focus, single shutter speed camera turned into just pointing it in the general direction and hoping for the best.

Bridge. Shanghai GP3 in Rodnial 1+100 for 60min at 20C.

Bridge. Shanghai GP3 in Rodnial 1+100 for 60min at 20C.

Anders took the Zeiss Ikon Nettar and loaded it with 400 speed Kodak TMax.

Anders' birdhouse. Kodak Tri-X 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 11 min at 20C.

Anders’ birdhouse. Kodak Tri-X 400 in Rodinal 1+50 for 11 min at 20C.

When we got back we developed the film and scanned it the following day. He had a good time and took the camera and a couple of rolls of film with him home.

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