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Uncut Gem - My Magic Memory Camera: Halina 35X


One of my all time favourite cameras is the Halina 35x. There is always something wrong with it and that's what gives the photos character.

This time there was a problem with the winding so the film was folded and even crumpled in a couple of places. That's why there are streaks and spots in some places.
Usually the Halinar lens finds focus well and on the edges of the frame not so good. The corners go darker when exposures need the wider apertures. The lens doesn't do strong light very well, which fogs some photographs.
I made the exposures on a roll of Rollei 400S which I had the kind people at Elof Ericsons Foto in Gothenburg develop since the film won't let itself be developed in Caffenol.



The winding also had the film double expose sometimes so I had to edit away some ugly parts. All the photos are edited for higher contrast, some more some less.

Paddan/the Toad boat sightseeing in Gothenburg harbour. A heavily fogged photo.


More of the Fogging

My favourite photo!





The shutter is cocked in a two step procedure. First you wind the film. Second you cock the shutter with a lever which is situated on the lens. If you've wound the film and not cocked the shutter and happen to press the release button you've lost an exposure. You have to repeat the two step procedure.



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