"Blackbird Fly"--TLR LOMO-style camera -- uses 35mm film!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Fintan, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Fintan

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    I thought these were 120 cameras? Are they making a 35mm version now too?
    Brian
     
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    But there's no Irish model in Shamrock green :D

    Very intriguing concept.

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    Those are very cool--a 35mm toy camera TLR--fantastic! I haven't seem them for sale anywhere, but I definitely need an orange one.
     
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    No doubt! Looks like we may have to wait for them to figure out overseas shipping/markets. Although they seem a little pricey for what they are...
     
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    Who sells these, for how much? DO they make 24x24 square pics or standard 35mm aspect ratio? Looks intriguing.
     
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    Its standard 35mm, still no info on where to buy...
     
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    oops I think I am wrong, it does take square shots as well as regular 35mm
     
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    If I paint a Lubitel blue, can I be hip, too?

    My mom says I'm cool.


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    The Lubitel uses 120 film, this uses 35mm.


    I wonder how long it will be before the Lomographic Society grab these and triple the price?
     
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    Amazing to see a thread about a toy-like camera that was *not* started by gr82bart... :D :wink:
     
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    I love how the taking lens is geared to the viewing lens! Maybe you can actually get a somewhat accurate focus. What's that lever on the bottom? Maybe just a bulb/instantaneous switch, or possibly the shutter release. Seems there is a silver pointer visible in the side view that points to one of a few cartoons. Sun, cloud, etc? Maybe it is controlled by the silver handle on the other side of the lens. Looks like fun if they aren't too much money!

    Anyone else notice the initials on the front? fbf...appropriate for a film camera...heh heh heh.

    Also, I wonder if Michael Jackson is gonna ask them to change the name...

    Well, one thing is for sure: I WANT ONE!!! Can't wait till prices die down and they show up over here. I just asked a question about the existence of such a camera on the TLR group not all that long ago. A 135 format, square composition TLR. Nice.
     
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    Orange please.
     
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    Despite my glib comment earlier, I do agree that a 135-format TLR would be interesting. However, as someone who isn't sold on toy cameras for every day use, I would rather it at least have a "real" lens (the "Superheadz" people apparently only make Holga-esque toy cameras).

    I do have a Flexaret VI with the 135 kit (it has a pressure switch so it "knows" it's shooting 135) which will shoot 24x24, but to be honest I haven't tried it out yet.
     
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    I only have two questions:

    1) How shitty are the pictures it makes
    2) Where can I buy it
     
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    :D:D:D

    That is one of APUGs notable quotes Ari, classic.
     
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    I am curious as to whether it actually spaces the frames the same when shooting squares and rectangles, or whether it just uses a mask to make the square, wasting the edges.
     
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    So, a geared focusing helical -- plastic, I wonder? How long will that keep working properly? Oh right -- that isn't the point.
     
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    The point appears to be that these cameras are designed so that they never work properly. Broken before you use them (tm).
     
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    Interesting camera, but on the pricey side for what it is.

    Jeff
     
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    Can I get the same basic effect if I just shoot my Weltaflex TLR and stop using the focus knob?

    I got that thing for a mere $14.