Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Kodak Colorsnap 35
At a carboot sale a few months ago, my boyfriend bought this old camera (£2). I 'borrowed' it for a few days, and ended up just keeping it... oops! There was an old film inside, which we were going to develop to see if there were any interesting historical pictures on it - but because I didn't have a clue how it worked, I ended up exposing the entire film!
The camera is the first model of the Kodak Colorsnap 35, which was made from made from July 1959-January 1964. Unfortunately, it isn't really worth any more than £3 today, meaning the film and developing cost more than the camera.
After the exposure mishap, I realised the need for an instruction manual and luckily found a scan of one on flickr. I had some spare film at the bottom of a drawer, so I loaded the camera up and spent about a month using up the film, in the hope that I'd have some lovely vintagey pictures at the end! Unfortunately, due to my complete lack of expertise with cameras, every single picture was incredibly blurry and dark. I only managed to end up with about 3 'good' ones (see above!).
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