Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pictures from my 1940 JEM JR 120

Remember that nice $10 1940 JEM JR 120 camera I picked up at the flea market? Well I finally got the film processed this week and the pictures are in. Simply amazing that a simple box like that can take some stunning images.

Camera is resting on the ground for this 10 second exposure.
It's not that amazing on bright sunny days but long exposures at night came out great. This camera has only 2 shutter settings: 1/30 and Bulb mode where the shutter stays open as long as you want. All this at f/11.

The sun is facing the camera and reflecting on the ring around the lens, creating that flare. 1/30 exposure with camera held at waist level.
One thing I've noticed is that if you have direct sunlight or lights aiming at the front of the camera, the glossy black metal ring around the lens will leave a flare on the image. Flat black hockey tape to the rescue to fix that problem.

15 second exposure using a lawn chair for a tripod at Occupy Montreal.
I'll be buying more film for this camera in the near future. Not bad for a 71 year old camera made in New Jersey.

Thanks for watching.

Gerry :)

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