Belca Belfoca Test on Flickr.
I’ve had this Belca Belfoca folder rattling around in a box for well over 20 years. Not a camera with terribly much to recommend it, a three speed ‘Junior’ shutter topping out at 1/100th of a second, scale focussing, stamped metal construction. Heck, probably the best feature of this camera is the giggle-inducing ‘bonotar’ lens but, I figured what the heck and ran a couple rolls through it last weekend.
Well, it works. Results were much more drastically hurt by my myopic attempts to scale focus than from anything to do with the camera itself. It’ll go back to rattling around in a box for another 20 years and, if I can still get 120 film then, I may shoot another couple rolls with it.
22 Months Plus a Day on Flickr.
And, for the second to the second to the last in our Plus a Day series: Post bath, a very tuckered out Emperor fresh off a day with the Koala Punk. Always exhausting as Koala Punks are perpetual motion machines. I think tonight was the first time Trajan ever demanded to get in his crib to go to bed. :-)
The last month has been filled with more adventures than I’ve got time to relay here. Suffice it to say that the Emperor is a fan of summer and has been enjoying it to the full.
Getting 6 toddlers to sit nicely in a row for a photo is definitely not a task for the weak.
“I’ll remember this” on Flickr.
Trajan is not a fan of the box. We don’t put him in it often but, sometimes it’s necessary. Like when we want to empty the dishwasher without him closing the door every 10 seconds!
More importantly though, nice job here with the Jupiter 3 lens (Russian 50mm f/1.5) at 1.5. It looks like I got the rangefinder pretty much bang on when I adjusted it too. Not super, biting sharp but, pretty darn nice rendering. I’d judge my version to be from the late 50’s/early 60’s by the chrome finish on it.