by Druopta - Prague, Czechoslovakia
This is one solid toy camera and it's loaded with features you won't
find on your average toy. Three shutter speeds and B. Two lens
openings. One for taking pictures of clouds and one for taking pictures
of the sun. Zone focus settings for taking closeups of people with no
arms. A setting for a group of armless people of various heights. And a
setting for pictures of a house, tree and crosses in front of a
mountain with the sun behind it. It also has a flash synch for
studio work and a neat braided wrist strap for carefree days in Prague.
You can also use it as a standard camera strap if you have a
really small head and enjoy being strangled.
The Corina takes 120 film. 620 fits too but nobody has any so I don't
know why I bothered to tell you that. I think the Corina is a very
Corina's backside. Check out that fancy viewfinder. Slovaks must have
really small eyes.
Corina with her high beams on. You need a coin to open the back. I
suggest a gold Ducat but a penny works too.
The film advance knob is on the bottom of the camera. Unless you think
of the bottom of the camera as the top of the camera. It really doesn't
matter when shooting 6x6, now does it ? That's a tripod mount hole to
reduced a roll of 120 film to only four images. High quality cameras
like the Corina are very sensitive to minute changes in air
temperature, barometric pressure and ham-fisted film loading. I'll do
better next time.
I dodged honking
cars to take this forgettable photograph. There's something about
pissing people off while taking a photograph of a barn in Granby,
Massachusetts with a junk camera from Prague that's satisfying to me.
Just to the right, out of the frame, my wife is seated in her car.
She'd just bought me a couple of cigars.
Meeting House in New Salem, MA
Rolleiflex on Ice at Quabbin Reservoir - Gate 22
APX 400 in HC110(b)