Nov. 6, Is it Legal to Shoot Lomo Purple with a 100+ Year Old Camera?

I don’t think so, but I was determined to find out. After the last extremely disappointing roll of Ektachrome 100 that I shot with the Ica, my expectations were pretty low. Silly me, Lomochrome Purple with its wide exposure latitude, seems to deliver in almost any context.

I’m pretty thrilled with these, especially in light of that ill fated roll of Ektachrome. These were shot with my 1920 Ica Icarette horizontal 6×6 folder. The only thing really wrong with these shots is the scratches I get from trying to run a 12 exposure roll through a camera built for 6 exposures. I don’t think I have much room to complain about that.

I have to say that I think the old Hekla 75mm f/6.8 Doppel Anastigmat does quite well for a 100 year old uncoated lens.

The Ica Icarette

I’m also excited about the 3 rolls of Lomo Turquoise that just arrived. I think I’ll reserve one for the Ica, but I may be smart about it and wait until Spring to shoot it.

Orange Bucket

9 responses to “Nov. 6, Is it Legal to Shoot Lomo Purple with a 100+ Year Old Camera?”

  1. You’d never guess the age of the camera looking at these!


    1. Thank you Jim! It’s really a wonderful little camera and I can’t believe that it works so well, especially considering its age.


  2. You’d never guessed the age of the camera!

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  3. Not bad at all


  4. Real nice! I used the lomo purple in SF and I liked the result!
    I need to pick up another roll.


    1. Thank you Fred! Yes, I’m liking purple more and more as I use it more. I’m looking forward to trying the Turquoise too!


  5. What a marvelous experiment! The oldest of my cameras that I’ve been able to harvest usable images is a 1935 Kodak Bantam Special, and even those pix were technically compromised. Still, an exciting adventure! Thanks for sharing your fun.


    1. Thank you Michael! I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Yes, I’m lucky to have some old cameras that work so well.


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