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Terry S


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Registered: December 2011
Location: Southend on Sea, Essex, England UK
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This picture was taken on camera that I used for the first time when taking it. It's a small black plastic compact, called a RAINBOW V. The reason I bought it, was because it has 22mm wide angle lens! The very basic lens seems to have quite a good overall sharpness, unlike my Holga’s which are rather softer at the edges.


It has the one fixed shutter of 1/125 and a fixed aperture of f11. The print was taken on ISO 400 Rollei RPX film and stand developed for an hour, with 6ml of Rodinal.


The picture itself was taken at a gardening scheme where I volunteer when able, to fit around my
Photography university course that I have recently started my second year of.


During the winter months the sun is low in the sky quite early in the day. I was walking around the garden taking some pictures when I noticed some lovely lighting and shadows on the handmade fence. The fence was made for wildlife to live in, by some school children who come regularly to the garden for
gardening classes.


With a little cropping and then exposing for the highlights in general, I let the rest of the print do what it wanted to do. A little bit more burning in of the corners and the print was done.
· Date: Fri, 7, February, 2014 · Views: 2056
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Keywords: Rainbow V camera, Rollei film, 22mm lens, Rodinal, Stand development
Film make, size & rating:: Rollei ISO 400
Film developer & temp:: Rodinal STAND developed at APPROX 20C
Lens Focal Length, aperture & speed:: 22mm fixed lens; fixed f11 and 1/125 aperture and shutter
Tripod used Y or N:: No
Paper:: Ilford RC Pearl
Paper developer & temp:: Ilford MG print dev @ 20C in a Nova slot tank

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Martin Erdner

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Registered: January 2014
Location: Upper Bavaria
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Sun, 9, February, 2014 3:04pm

The Rainbow V, isn't that the Vivitar Ultra Wide (& Slim, if I recall correctly)? A friend of mine had one once. Had some obscure problems with the film advance till he bulk loaded rolls of only 20 pics or something. Then it was his most used camera till it fell more or less apart (nothing against plastic, he also wrecked a Leica III...).


And you made good you use of the camera. I like the print, the ambience of the subject. Thanks for showing!

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Terry S
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Registered: December 2011
Location: Southend on Sea, Essex, England UK
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Sun, 9, February, 2014 3:50pm

You are quite correct Martin. I believe that my camera, as well as a few others, are cloned versions of the Vivitar model, which sell second-hand for ridiculous prices.


Despite it's cheap plastic nature, I was very impressed with it's little fixed lens and I will definitely try to use it to it's best, looking for things that can make use of it's 22mm lens.


Although I have only put one film through it so far, a 36 exposure one at that, I had no real trouble apart from trying to rewind it back into it's reel as the rewind handle was so blooming small!


Thanks also for the comments about the picture. It looks quite good on my screen but as we all know, this can vary and one can really only appreciate a picture in ones hands.


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Mike O'Pray
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Registered: October 2008
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Sun, 9, February, 2014 7:26pm

A great camera for kids and beginners where initial success is important to maintain their interest. It's fully AF. Well as good as. I have just looked at the DoF calculator and focused at 6ft everything is in focus from 3ft to infinity at f11.


Nice one


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