This photo was taken with a Kombi Camera from 1892. Seriously, 1892. Isn’t that nuts!? My Uncle Bill gave me the camera.
This is the Kombi. It is actually one of the first roll film cameras. More on it here.
So there isn’t really any usable film around from 1892 I used some 120 film that my professor gave me and cut it up to fit in the Kombi.
Template for the film. I had to cut the film totally blind in COMPLETE darkness and then slide the film in the camera. It was difficult, but doable. I love camera hacks!
The different parts of the Kombi.
I put tape over the lens before I took a photo because I didn’t want any light to leak in when the shutter is being cocked.
And the result! I am in a photography class this semester so I was able to use the dark room to develop my pictures. I recommend taking film photography. The dark room is great.
On another camera note– today was parent’s day at my school and we went to a little town called Rockville.
We went to this antique store and my dad bought me THIS CAMERA!!
It made my day. My dad usually disapproves of my collections but I guess he thinks this hobby is OK. Thanks for the camera, Dad. You’re the best.
Janet, my dinosaur, loves the Brownie. She’s got good taste.
Great day. Can’t wait to work with the Kombi more.