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Height of chromatic

Det här är en trevlig kamera. En modell som många bar omkring på magen under 1970-talet. Den är väldigt lättmanövrerad - det är bara skärpan man ska hålla reda på, resten är automatiskt.
Isn't this a very nice camera. It's a model sported by loads of tourists during the '70:s. Easily manouvered, it's only focusing that demands your attention apart form framing the motif.

Just det här exemplaret har varit med om något som har spräckt sökarglaset. Dessutom har den en ytlig missfärgning som antagligen kommer från platsen där den legat undanskuffad en längre tid.
This one's journey ended with a cracked finder glass. Storage in a unconspicious place has also added a yellowed tint to the metal.

Men så snart jag bytt tätningslisterna, tvättat av och den satt i batterier så ska jag sätta i en filmrulle och ta ut den på en tur.
But as soon as I've replaced the light seals and batteries, it will be cleaned and loaded with film. Who knows what I'll catch in the finder then?

Förr eller senare så får ni se resultatet här på sidan. Och när jag lyckats byta ut glaset så finns kameran kanske till slut att köpa i min butik på Etsy!
Sooner or later you'll see the result here. And when I've also replaced the glass maybe it'll show up in my shop at Etsy!


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