Now I have a collection :-)
We’re having a rather nice day here, sunshine, a weak breeze and above 0C (32F). I drove to the grocery store/ post office in Gudhem to pick up a package that arrived yesterday, a “new” old camera 🙂 🙂 The postage costed more than the camera this time too 🙂 I think one need three items to have a collection so I thought one more wouldn’t hurt 🙂 I’m not a person that collects things, I usually get bored just after the first thing I get in what ever it is that have caught my interest. But I already had two older cameras so I thought why not, especially since this was one I’ve never seen before. I have to admit that I had forgotten about my old Minolta XG-1 🙂 and I don’t count my digital cameras yet 🙂
It is an Edixa Reflex but I can’t say if it is type A, B, C or D 🙂 It sort of doesn’t fit any of the descriptions on those 🙂 The fun thing with this one is that one look through the viewer from above. It is however easy to change to a more normal viewer if one so wish. Edixa only exists because of the Marshall help and F. Porsche the older is the designer of the camera. It is known for not having the best quality on details 🙂 but this one seems to work just fine. I found two really old film rolls (35mm or 135 film) that haven’t been kept in the best conditions but I thought it might work anyway, the colors is most likely very wrong but this is just a test to see if the shutter works reasonable right when it comes to how fast it should work. I understand that it is very easy to clean the mechanics in the camera, just remove the bottom, clean it with either some petrol or alcohol, drop in some oil, like the one that is used to sowing machines and put the camera together again.
I still need the light meter but it is easy to focus when looking through the viewer. It turns out that any lens to older Practica/ Pentax cameras can be used to this camera, good to know if I would like that one day. I’ll show You how those photos turn out if the film wasn’t too old. I now feel that I don’t want another camera 🙂 That’s a good thing of not being a true collector 🙂 I still haven’t heard anything about those film rolls I posted just after Christmas but I guess that’s to be expected, I guess they wanted a vacation now too 🙂
I was lucky to find the right brand of dog food in the grocery store, Hector won’t risk starving for day now 🙂 The fun thing is that he eats the other brand as treats but then again, treats can be anything so that doesn’t disturb him at all, in fact he gulps it down 🙂 🙂 🙂 I was planning on bringing my camera with me and stop by the old abbey ruins but You know how plans work, they usually don’t 🙂
Nothing much on tv today, they show the Mummy with Brendan Frazer for the zillionth time and that’s it. I don’t mind that movie but they tend to show it too often 🙂 They are also showing The Simpson’s and Family Guy like they do every day. I don’t know how many times they’ve shown each and every season 🙂 Well maybe they’ll show an episode that I actually haven’t seen 🙂
It is time for some tea and something to eat. it’ll be a clear and chilly night so perhaps I’ll go outside and watch the stars and imagine how I travel the universe to go there no man has gone before 🙂
Have a great day!