I’ve got some catching up to do for my Camera Gallery. I’ve acquired a few old cameras recently and I’ve been getting them cleaned up so I can photograph them for the gallery. I found one called the Lavec that looks like the 35mm version of the Holga, and since it was only 50 cents I figured I’d give it a try. I ran a roll of film through it and it came out blank. It’s the junkiest camera I’ve ever used. It’s all creaky and twangy springs and low-grade plastic. Makes the Holga look like a Hassy! Sheesh!
But I also picked up a Polaroid Land Camera that I can’t wait to play around with. Unfortunately the cost of the battery and film packs is a bit prohibitive at the moment, so I’ll have to wait whether I like it or not. And Steve brought home a filthy old Yashica Electro 35 GS the other day and I was thrilled. However, it’s going to take some minor surgery to get it in working order, and I’m pretty intimidated by DIY camera repairs. But hell, I’ve got nothing to lose since it was a freebie, and I’d love to be able to use that one.