Braun Super Paxette (Part 1)


If you have read my blog for a while you may already know about my affinity for this camera. Super Paxette, Real Photographers dont crop and Super Paxette More Images This time around I used Kodak’s excellent Ektar 100 film. The only thing that might make this camera better for me is if I had some of the other lenses that were made for it. I have the 45mm Kata which is the most useful focal length but there were also lenses available in focal lengths 35mm, 50, 85mm and 135mm.

It should be mentioned that the lens is not the sharpest even stopped down around f5.6-f8 and the bokeh has an odd distorted look when it’s focused on something close. The film mask creates a look something like the zig zag scissors you use in preschool and the shutter release is in a completely unfamiliar location. The flip side of all those things though is that the lens is sharp enough for making good 8x10s. The Bokeh is a cool effect that can be used when making an image and the film mask is also pretty interesting and the shutter is actually in a comfortable spot.

I’ve selected 26 images from the roll of 36 for inclusion but broken them into two separate posts. All 36 turned out technically fine it’s just that sometimes I shoot similar shots or even pictures that aren’t that interesting. (Yes I still get to decide here what is interesting or not)



2 Responses to “Braun Super Paxette (Part 1)”

  • Braun Super Paxette (part 2) | Wallace Koopmans Artlog Says:

    […] More images from my Braun Super Paxette with the Kata 45mm f2.8 lens and Kodak Ektar. These ones were selected from the roll for their theme of old buildings. Part one can be seen here Braun Super Paxette Part 1 […]

  • daveh Says:

    good stuff, isn’t it amazing there were lots of camera makers at one time, now like the media , it’s all going to a small number , and how many companies actually make the sensors and the guts of the various manufacturers cameras of today ? two ? three ? one ? anyway, buy those old and good ones before they start confiscating them all and make us buy cameras from home depot along with all that good(not) hardware they sell

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