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    Today is 126 day. Get out those Instamatics.

    Time to get out there with a 126 camera and see what we can come up with.

    Look around the web for examples of peple using 35mm film in their Instamatics.

    I even found non-perforated 35mm film to make up my own reloaded cartridges.

    Have fun with those old family cameras.

    (and no, iPhone pretenders do not count )
    - Bill Lynch

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    I Wish We Had A Like Button !

    Although it's not really necessary, I'll probably never like anything else ever again ...

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    126 day is actually 12 June
    Fabrizio Ruggeri fine art photography site: http://fabrizio-ruggeri.artistwebsites.com
    Stock images at Imagebroker: http://www.imagebroker.com/#/search/ib_fbr

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    12/6 (Dec. 6)

    12/6 (June 12 for Europeans)

    1/26 (Jan 26)

    Or any old day of the year when you are in the mood to shoot 126 film !!
    - Bill Lynch

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    What a brilliant thread !!!!
    I started with a 126 instamatic.

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    I just broke mine..

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    This message comes in very late (also for December the 6th), but my mother's Agfa Instamatic 100 has been one of the first cameras with which I fiddled as a child so I can't refrain writing few words. It must have been for sure an entry-level inexpensive camera of the time, with only two apertures (sun and cloud - and be happy with them!) and a galileian viewfinder. Still, what impress me more today is that, compared to later entry-level film cameras or to today digital eye-level scanners, it looks like a little jewel, with its metal frames and the nicely textured leatherette on the front, perfect to the touch. It also had a large orange shutter release button which was fully mechanical but has just to be caressed gently to operate, a true marvel.

    http://www.pbase.com/image/53985652

    I also admired in the past the 126 format reflex cameras made by Zeiss Ikon with interchangeable optics that really tried to stretch this "poor" format beyond every reasonable limit. Germans really knew how to make great cameras in their days.
    I know a chap who does excellent portraits. The chap is a camera.
    (Tristan Tzara, 1922)

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    January 26 is also 126 day. You still have time to make some film for that sweet little Agfa Instamatic 100.

    I missed Dec 6, but I will be prepared in January.
    - Bill Lynch



 

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