The pictures from the Retina IIIS – continued and end
A completely different light situation can be found in the next picture, the number four on the Fuji Superia 1600 found in an old Kodak Retina IIIS. It was by the way the only one of the seven i could discern on the muddy grey film when i got it back from the lab. It is also the one that shows the most colors.
The first two pictures on this film show a heavy blueish green tint and are not in focus. It’s almost like the photographer took these two shots in order to be sure that the camera transported the film properly to picture one.
We see a street as we find it in a lot of european cities.
Whenever i buy a used camera online or in a shop, my hand goes to the rewind knob to tes whether there is a film left in the camera. A forgotten film, most often a vintage color film from either Agfa or Kodak, a chemical time machine of its own that has not been produced for a long time.
A couple of pictures from a film i found inside a Braun Colorette i purchased for two Euro at a photo dealer here in Munich. The camera still takes photographs but its selenium cell light meter does not work any more. Looks like the film i found was used to document two family holidays – a trip to the south, maybe to Italy or Spain and a moutain hike somewhere in the alps. The last three pictures i shot myself when i tested the camera on my way home from the purchase. Two holiday trips an a stroll through the city some decades later – not many films stay long enough in a camera to collect this variety of pictures.
The Braun Colorette was a german bread and butter camera produced from 1956 to 1959 by the Carl Braun camera factory in Nürnberg. The lens is a Steinheil Cassar, a rather simple triplet.