Every Thursday a Blurb employee brings out their favorite camera for a little show-and-tell. The cameras run the gamut from classic to modern. The only rule is that they have to actually be used (no display-only cameras allowed). Here’s this week’s:
Camera: Agfa Synchro Box
“This is a wonderful medium-format camera that I got from my mother-in-law. It was actually her camera back in the 60s. There are only two aperture settings, and two shutter settings. It has to be held just the way it is in the picture, down at waist level so you can look down into the viewfinder. It just has a wonderful form factor; it feels like a magic device. When I carry it around people ask me if it actually works. Truth is, there’s not a lot that can go wrong with it — except when the photographer accidentally loads the film wrong (as evidenced in one of the photos below). It’s nice to shoot with something that has so few options. It really forces me to work with what’s available in terms of light and space and errors you can’t get from any photo filtering app.”
Next week we’ll be back with another camera and another story of camera love. Follow blurb_books on Instagram for the latest dispatches from our corner of camera-nerd heaven.