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    Ilford Sporti

    Think of it as a metal Holga ... with working aperture arm. I think it actually has nicer vignetting than a holga and i'm quite happy about my impulse purchase of it. This is one of the "original" Sportis so only 2 aperture choices - sunny or cloudy/flash (sound familiar?).

    Excuse the poor contact prints, i should have a proper contact printer soon rather than a scummy piece of glass I manhandle in dim safelight conditions.
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    Nice!
    Where did you find this gem? How much did you pay?
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    ebayUK. £3 + £4 shipping. Quite a few on ebayUK and seem to be going for less than the typical Holga.

    I just tried a roll of Fomapan 400 through it and I think the larger exposure latitude of fomapan has meant I totally lost all that lovely vignetting! Going to have to bulk buy HP5 since that seemed to work better.

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    Are you still using that Sporti Heather? I love mine although needs a bit of sun to havee enough contrast I find.
    Me this week - posing
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    Well I took it to Norway in December but I think it mostly had boring landscape shots on it... I'll have to look again. I'm drowning in negatives at the moment.

    Bah I forgot my clockwork selftimer gadget doesn't fit my sportis (the pokeystick bit sticks out too far to screw it into the shutter release)
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    Good stuff. I have that issue as well. A roll from the Hassie awaiting looking at - the snow got me out and I'm trying to recover energy from that.
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    Well I took it to Norway in December but I think it mostly had boring landscape shots on it... I'll have to look again. I'm drowning in negatives at the moment.

    Bah I forgot my clockwork selftimer gadget doesn't fit my sportis (the pokeystick bit sticks out too far to screw it into the shutter release)

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    I posted in another thread that I bought a Sporti 6 a couple of weeks ago for 20p ($0.40). I think I was overcharged! It produced images which were sharp on one side but blurred out of focus on the other side. I think it will become a pin hole camera soon.

    I liked the portability of it though so I started looking for another one but I ended up buying a Balda Baldixette which is fairly similar. It has a collapsing lens too which makes it even more portable.


    http://www.geocities.com/jgpyke/baldixette.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I posted in another thread that I bought a Sporti 6 a couple of weeks ago for 20p ($0.40). I think I was overcharged! It produced images which were sharp on one side but blurred out of focus on the other side.

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    Don't let the Holga-heads know about this, they'll all want one.I had the same issuue on a Koroll 24s - but then I did drop it onto the llens and it bent it in a bit. Like the snaps with it tho.

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    One of my sportis did that but it's not a shutter issue like the sporti6 problem probably were... I've figured it was due to the film not rolling on correctly. The *tiny* little "handle" that helps pull out the takeup spool is missing on that sporti and having compared to another one, that actually serves another purpose - to keep that metal piece from falling inwards too far and making it roll up badly.
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    A working aperture arm??? What the heck is THAT all about?? What size film does the Sporti take, or is it general 35mm or 120/620 etc like the Holga? I wish I could find some cheap old folders for sale around here, dang it. Enjoy.

    Paul

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