It’s got to be… Prefect

The Halina Prefect, what can I say.  It’s a bit rubbish – but solid with a bit of heft, easy to use and it looks nice sitting on a desk.  I paid a fiver for it just to see how bad it would be.

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It’s a metal bodied pseudo TLR.  It takes 120 film with 6×6 negatives.  It has a fixed-focus lens.  It has one shutter speed – 1/30th sec and B.  It has three aperture settings – f8, f11 and f16.  It has a shutter release.  The viewerfinder is bright-ish.  And that’s your lot.  Load the roll, wind on looking at the red window for film frame number, guess the 1-of-3 f stop, and click.

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I took it on a shoot with a few musicians (mainly digital..), and grabbed a few shots using Fomapan 100 developed in Ilfosol.

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And the verdict?  I was pleasantly surprised.  It was a bright day, so F16 was going to be used and they were reasonably sharp and maybe better than the spec deserves.  I’ll probably take it out for another shoot – on a bright day with lots of contrast – and play around with it.  Certainly worth the fiver.

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