I went to a meeting for creatives the other night and we met in a really cool showroom full of furniture and furnishings for rent. I spied a couple of vintage cameras and fell for the looks of this one. It’s a USC Auto Fifty. I know nothing about this type of camera other than what I read today quickly researching the name. I’m pretty sure the top lens is the viewfinder and the bottom lens captures the image. I also found out it was made in Japan, despite USC standing for United States Camera corp.
I have never seriously shot with film. I had a film camera growing up only because digital hadn’t been invented yet. But my camera was a point and shoot and I only knew how to point it and shoot it. It was nothing like the auto fifty below with multiple dials and levers.
I don’t think I’m going to get into shooting with film either, because I’m too cost conscious. I don’t know that I would ever take a picture! However, it would force me to study the light and surroundings so I could get the best SOOC shot that I could.
I took the picture with my phone with Instagram in mind. Take a look over at Project Edit 365 to see the original and how I edited it. Thanks!
~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
3 thoughts on “Vintage Camera”
Beautiful machine – I’m so tempted to shoot film one day and develop it myself…just me being creative this would be a a logical step, but I have no idea how to do it and probably shouldn’t even seriously consider it. Thanks for sharing!
Agreed! My dad had a dark room when I was really young, but I never learned anything about it. I think I’ll stick with digital.
Its beautiful. I agree 120 film is costly to shoot. Nowadays I adapt these to instant film made by Fuji. Much more convenient and cost effective! https://instaxmagic.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/instant-back-in-time-shooting-with-a-90-years-old-lego-instant-camera/