Developed Pictures: Alpa Reflex

06Jun08

223 // June 06, 2008

Alpa Reflex

A couple days ago I finally took some pictures and got them developed using my “new” Alpa Reflex, circa 1944.

Alpa Reflex

I’m glad the camera came with the operating manual, because the focusing alone was a little hard to grasp at first. Not only do you have to look through the rangefinder and viewfinder at the same time — you have to focus and snap without moving too much…

Alpa Reflex

What happens is that the rangefinder has one hole, but it’s split in two. You need to line up the top and the bottom with the focus, and that will ensure a clear picture.

I LOVE the shallow depth of field with this camera.

Alpa Reflex

So I took the roll of film to Walgreens and about half the pictures came out undeveloped. The other half, with the exception of a few, came back as half-developed (the last three pictures in this post have been cropped). The camera felt like the film was loaded and advancing correctly, so I’m not sure at this point if it is camera error, user error or a developing error.

Guess I’ll have to try again this weekend!

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One Response to “Developed Pictures: Alpa Reflex”

  1. You take some awesome photos! Keep up the great work. 🙂


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