Colly micro camera, Japón, 1953

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Luisa Gila Merino on February 10, 2013

Mira Gatoland, ésta debe de ser muy fácil de manejar, dos botones o tres y ya está, para mí la cuenta, que no me aclaro ni con el manual de instrucciones. Oye, que igual me tenías que decir lo de cómo se hacen las panorámicas, no es muy difícil, claro.

Saludos, Luisa.

Gato Land on February 11, 2013

Hola Lusia, un botón de disparo y una rueda para avanzar la película y tomar la siguiente foto, la verdad es que esta cámara se vendería en su época con un eslógan tipo "mecanismo de chupete" o algo así, jejeje, si te sirve de consuelo yo tampoco me entero con los manuales, es más, al cabo de los años y de pura casualidad resulta que empiezo a mirarlo por encima y descubro que el cacharro en cuestión hace un montón de cosas que ni imaginaba. De las panorámicas te enviaré un tutorial por correo electrónico, es muy sencillo hacerlas y los resultados son espectaculares

Diane MP on March 9, 2013

Oh, I am so relived to learn I am not the only one who ignores manuals. Of course, this is obvious in my photos! I just don't understand them and I feel guilty for not learning more. But, I start taking pictures and a year later I can't find my manual at all. Problem with Manual Guilt solved! :D :D :D

This camera is so cute. It's one of the thousands of cheap products Japan was so brilliant about making from almost nothing after the war.

Gato Land on March 9, 2013

I also consulted the manuals Diane, if it's as empathy, nor find them when I need them, fortunately Internet is a huge oracle and easy to find PDF manuals for almost anything. A few days ago "rescued" from a drawer my MiniDV camcorder that cost me a lot of money but do not use for years, I lost the manual and could not remember how to connect to the computer, well, I located the manual on the manufacturer's website (Canon ) and I managed to finally connect. I liked the analysis you did on this camera as it is true that at that time, in the early 50's, Japan was trying to resume their industrial production and foreign trade and made with low-cost products, this little camera is one example among thousands. Another brand, Sanwa, which produced chambers of equal size but different in finish and quality as you have seen in my other photos.

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  • Uploaded on February 8, 2013
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    by Gato Land
    • Taken on 2013/02/02 18:02:37
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash