Apparently, you all seem to love my babies as much as I do, so without further ado I present the next set of 4: (If you thought I was even closed to finished you are so wrong)
#1: The Ultra Fex: I am pretty sure I bought this plastic wonder at some point when I was living in Brooklyn… Although it still works, there is a piece of plastic missing from the shutter which makes it like a tiny dagger that perforates your index finger every time you take a shot. I don’t use it that often, mostly due to the fact that I really like my fingers. Takes 120 film.
The Agfa ISOLY : This camera is yet another Torcy find. Maybe I shouldn’t be telling you all this if I want to keep getting cameras there… Totally works, takes 35mm film (suprisingly because it looks like a medium format when you hold it).
The Brownie Starflex: I bought this tiny baby at Penn Camera when I still lived in DC, some guy was getting rid of his collection (mostly stuff that doesn’t work, otherwise it would’ve been a jackpot) and selling it there. It works, but unfortunately 127 format film has been out of production since before I was born and I don’t have the patience to cut down 120 film and respool it in the dark… alas…
The Ferrania 3M: This camera was part of the brief “Rapid Load” system (sort of like that whole Kodak Advantex phase we all already forgot about) and has a very unfortunate slit in the back which makes loading any other kind of film impossible. But technically, it still works. (This one was given to me as a gift)