Saturday, 9 February 2013

Kodak Instamatic X-15F

I cut my teeth on this little plastic marvel.
The Kodak Instamatic X-15F was made from 76 - 88 and was my first camera - my parents gave it to me for Christmas. Bit of a cliché in the photography world.
The shutter speed is pretty simple on as you don't have much of a choice 1/60 it is! The flash was a cartridge type (called a Magicube) that I remember buying at the chemist, I also remember the burning plastic smell fondly. It takes a 126 film cartridge, that was perfect for a kid as it was simple to load and got me used the the concept of loading film. The film was in-cased in a plastic shell and all one needed to do is drop it in the back of the camera.

[caption id="attachment_373" align="alignleft" width="280"]Mullock Heap Brett Price's first photograph of a mullock heap in Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.[/caption]

The image you see here is the first one I ever took with my Kodak circa 86 - 87. Its a mullock heap in the Ballarat area, I had no idea what a mullock heap was until this moment.