I’ve often thought about making my own lenses, but unfortunately I’m so bad at making things I’ve always avoided it (apart from making a pinhole “lens”). But this week I was fortunate enough to be left with a broken 35mm slide projector, a Braun Novamat 515 AF-I, to be specific. It had a Braun Color-Paxon […]Read more "Homemade lens"
Released 1959 The Paxette is quite a nice compact, with a fixed shutter speed at 1/40, but variable aperture and focus. The basic selenium meter doesn’t work but that’s OK. It’s still perfectly usable as a manual camera. See all photos taken with the Paxette. At a glance Lens Fixed 40mm f/2.8 Film 135 Focus […]Read more "Braun Paxette Electromatic II"
Recently I was given a Braun Paxette. After running a couple of rolls of film through it, I’ve decided that the focus isn’t quite calibrated correctly according to the focus ring. Fortunately, you can loosen three grub screws around the snout of the lens and rotate the focus ring without moving the lens, line it […]Read more "Calibrating the focus ring on a Paxette"
Hana went to a car boot sale recently. I half-jokingly asked her to pick up anything photographic if it was cheap, hoping to sell it on eBay for a few quid (and maybe even use it). Girl done good – she found a early 1960s Braun Paxette Electromatic II for not many pounds. The seller […]Read more "New camera: Braun Paxette Electromatic II"