Beseler Pinhole

Beseler Pinhole

Here’s one from the archives circa 1998. It was yet another dark rainy night in Seattle. Amid the general din of tires swishing by on the wet street and the noise of freeway traffic in the distance, my husband pulled up to the curb. I jumped in the car, all...
Foto-Flex TLR Camera

Foto-Flex TLR Camera

Marcy’s Foto-Flex Camera Review: Manufactured by Hadds Manufacturing in Chicago, the Foto-Flex has to be the ugliest camera I’ve ever seen. The Foto-Flex takes twelve square images on 127 film. It was in a box of cameras that I bought at an auction. Its made of...
Polaroid I-Zone

Polaroid I-Zone

Polaroid – ever the innovator – had a great idea! Then, they came out with this really weird camera instead. The I-Zone. In 1999 you could buy these cameras, and special film, brand new. I think I remember that the little I-zone film packets had 12 instant...
Purma Special

Purma Special

At first glance, this camera appears too big for its britches. In classic, hulking 1930s Bakelite this 127 fixed-focus camera is a bit on the portly side. But there’s a reason for that, which we’ll get to in a minute.  With its Beck lens , it’s not a...
Traid Fotron

Traid Fotron

My Fotron Experience: Found this Fotron at a favorite antique mall in Wheeler, Oregon. It came with its original leather case, warranty and a promotional brochure. There’s even a film cartridge attached to the back. I was willing to pay the stated price of...