|Shooting pictures with an heirloom (Petri 7s part 1) #filmisnotdead
||[Nov. 4th, 2015|08:03 pm]
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Back in the 1960s, my dad got completely fed up with his very first camera, an Agfa Billy 1, and bought himself a Petri 7s.
I'm not sure where he got it, but he used it for all photos right up to the point where I was 7 and old enough to use a camera myself. At that point the Petri vanished into the liquor cabinet (yes my dad stores cameras in the liquor cabinet, no I don't know why either) together with the Billy and left the picture taking mostly to me (and when he didn't he shot with my camera, which was this boxy black basic analog but it did the trick).
Anyway, my dad trusted me with a, for that time very fancy, camera when he bought me my Samsung Slim Zoom back in 1996, but he wouldn't let me near his Petri with the proverbial barge pole.
Until the point where I started to shoot pictures with a 1957 Agfa Isola 1 I picked up on the cheap, apparently that made him trust me enough to hand over his vintage cameras when I asked if I could borrow his Petri :)
But yeah, the Petri. Inititially I found it quite hard to photograph with because of it's weird setting system. It's unlike anything else I've ever used, and it took rather a lot of trying to get used to. And of course, I FINALLY figured out how to set the lighting, only to realise that I had forgotten to set the distance too *facepalm*. So next roll will undoubtedly come out MUCH better than this one, now that I know all the settings and in what light to use it best. But to be fair, I think I'll be using a few more HEMA rolls before I buy a nicer one.
Anyway, enough babbling, to the pictures!
First of all, some photos of the Petri, which were clearly not taken with said Petri but with my SLR.
And now for the first batch pictures WITH the Petri. I've only kept the ones that weren't too blurry and badly lighted.
Want to see more of my analog adventures? Click here for all non-Lomography analog shots :)