28 minutes ago
**up next, the exakta vx500!** sorry for the massive delay! i replaced my phone and was using a temporary old phone in the meantime that didn't like instagram very much. i'm back!
and here's a new series. the #exakta
i'm sorry to say that i've only managed to take ten succesful photographs with this #camera, despite having had some gorgeous snowy #weather.
it turns out the shutter only worked well at speeds of 1/60th of a second and below, anything quicker would just be entirely or partly black. in the past few weeks i've been taking a massive amount of photographs with the other cameras so i would not lag behind too far, that worked so nothing is lost, and i went back to the location i went to with the exakta.
despite not working quite right, the vx500 is a great camera to work with, especially with the lovely #jena #50mm
2.8 #aperturelens. it's heavy, sturdy, has a nice feel and makes epic noises. if we can make it work reliably, i'll definitely give it a second chance.
this camera was made between 1969 and 1972 and needs an external #exposure
meter. i use an app on my phone and my own proper judgment for this. shutter speeds go from 1/30th to 1/500th, it has a prism viewfinder. the design of all exakta cameras is #dutch
but the camera itself is built by #ihageein
i took this picture using my previous phone, a #moto
g5 plus and it's taken in #meerssen, right in front of the beautiful #cathedral