Another camera which uses 127 film. I’ve only had this for a few days, but it seems in very good condition and the first film I put through it has just gone off for processing (a transparency film, so I can’t process it myself). The one thing missing is the folding lens cap – I found one of eBay, but the price being asked for it was very nearly as much as I paid for the camera. The stitching on one side of the case (not in this photo) is also breaking.
A spectacular sunrise on what was a very cold day. The extra below shows the frozen lily pond in the park. It was so cold there that with frozen fingers I dropped the camera, which fortunately survived, although it nearly went into the pond.
Beautiful weather for a change. I went out into the park, but I had to hurry back as my doorbell rang, and I thought it might be a new photographic acquisition, I just got back home before the postman left, after putting a not through the door, and the parcel was what I was hoping for. More news when I have tried it out!
With weather like that, I had to resort in a photograph of my lunch today – fish as it’s Friday.
When I first started using colour film (transparency) in 1959, accurate exposure became critical, and guessing or using guide like the one shown on the left in the photo was inadequate. As the Agfa Silette had no built-in meter, I used the moderately priced meter shown on the right of the photo above. The meter has a rolling blind which covers the meter cell when you want to use incident light metering, and also a guide in the side to assess colour temperature. The meter is still working, though the maker’s name badge fell off at some stage.