Icon by Daexmos.
Full-time engineer, part-time furry. Dabbles in everything from electronics to costume design, digital art to architecture, photography to phonographs. Biggest hobby is photography exclusively with film, with hundreds of photos taken with 35mm, medium format, and especially Polaroid. Loves to give advice, talk technology, and introduce more people to becoming a film photographer in the digital age.
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Picked up a new, odd camera today, the Praktica MTL3, made in the German Democratic Republic (That's East Germany to you, capitalist pigs!).
Its an odd SLR... the shutter button is on the front and not the top. It also has the least stealthy shutter and wind noise ever.
But the craziest thing about it is that the light meter is powered by a PX13 mercury battery. And... the battery in this one is still good! 100% accurate compared to my other cameras. The magic of mercury!
PS if you want to see the trippy, bizarre commercial for this camera, look here. I highly recommend giving it a watch! http://youtu.be/ow4GAMUFHVE
Joined 19 January 2014