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Photo DUUUUUMP

Some photos I shot through my 1950's Kinoflex (an inexpensive box camera made in Hong Kong, styled to look like an expensive TLR). Used Acros 100, and a yellow filter to try and keep the sky from washing out (yellow blocks blue light, so blue colors look darker in the photograph, useful on bright days for keeping the sky from appearing pure white).

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Color photos from the Exa 1C, because I can’t do close focus with the Kinoflex. The Exa 1C was sort of the Trabant of cameras. Not a bad design when it was introduced in the 1960s... but the East Germans kept making it until the late 1980s, and it was the cheapest SLR you could buy anywhere - so it remained fairly popular across the eastern bloc.

More Kinoflex:

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Now, if you’re into photography, I want to show you something very odd about the Kinoflex. It’s massive field curvature.

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Take a good close look at the above photo. Notice anything off about the depth of field? Look at it again. Edge to edge, corner to corner. If you’ve never seen field curvature in action, you’ve seen it now.

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