testing camera

Testing my Dirkoma

Yesterday I took my newest pinhole camera on a test walk. I recently bought a Dirkoma S Multi and I was anxious to try it out. The Dirkoma (or Dirk, as I call him) takes 120 film, and it can be set to four different frame formats (6x4,5, 6x6, 6x9 and 6x12). I decided to set it to 6x9 and loaded some Ilford Delta 100 to it. 

And then I made a mistake.... Dirk has two frame counters: one for 6x4,5 and 6x9 and one for 6x6 and 6x12. I figured I should use every other frame for 6x9 and because the counter window was in the middle I advanced the film until I saw a 2 in the window. So, I went out and shot a few pics, advancing two frames every time. Until, after the fourth shot, I was out of film....

At home I immediately developed the film. Turns out, for 6x9 I could have started at frame 1 and I could have shot every frame. Lesson learned! And the good thing: Dirk didn't disappoint. The four shots I did make look fine. One is posted in the pinhole section of the website. I guess it's the beginning of a beautiful friendship. :)