Agfa Clack

Lately, I've become mildly obsessed with old film cameras - some for their simplicity, most for their design, all for the fun of not seeing the shots until the roll is finished. I am also forced to be a little less obsessed with straight lines and absolute sharpness which digital photography with it's lack of grain and, hence, very polished style, calls for. As I discovered using a throwaway camera in Montpellier, sometimes I just don't feel like shooting on my 'work tool' (much as I love her) when on holiday or walking around town. It helps that these cameras are generally cheap meaning I'm far less paranoid about having them ripped off me!

So here's my Agfa Clack test roll. I picked this funny little box up in a garage boot sale in Evere. It's pretty easy to know it works since the Clack is basically just a plastic casing for a medium format film, with a clunky shutter and two aperture options (sunny or cloudy). I'm guessing the speed is about 1/30th of second so sharpness is pretty much impossible to achieve handheld... and the photos automatically look like they were shot decades ago.

Agfa Clack (Manufactured 1954-1965) 

Agfa Clack (Manufactured 1954-1965) 

Schaerbeek, Rue des Palais

Schaerbeek, Rue des Palais

Schaerbeek

Schaerbeek

Ixelles, Rue du Berger

Ixelles, Rue du Berger

Brussels, Galerie des Rois

Brussels, Galerie des Rois

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