Here are some shots taken with a Wirgin Gewirette. There were a few issues here. The Gewirette uses 127 rollfilm which is no longer available. I found a film online of the brand TriFCA, unknown to me and expired in Aug 1975. It says on the instructions that came with the film that the it should be returned to TriFCA for triple print processing, they would print two wallet-size photographs and one super-size 4"x4" print of each negative. The box even contained a return envelope marked Film Corporation of America (UK) Limited, PO Box 60, Chelmsford, Essex. If only! As the 127 film needed to be developed using the C-22 process, which is no longer available in commercial labs. However, the film could still be developed as B&W, of course losing its colour information in the process.
The contrast on the film came out really low, I don't know if that's because of the development process, the age of the film or even the camera. I therefore enhanced them digitally, which produced rather grainy but surprisingly authentic looking images.
The Gewirette is so small that it is easy to bring along but not easy to take pictures with, mostly due to the underwhelming viewfinder. Compared to the Photavit the pictures are appalling, but I should really load the Gewirette with some standard 135 film (wrapped in the backing paper) to really test the camera. There is strong vignetting in the corners so the effective size of the negatives is less than the standard 40 mm x 36 mm by about 4 mm.
Cramond marina near Edinburgh.
Cramond causeway as seen from Cramond Island.
Forth Railway Bridge from the southwest.
A vintage yellow Buick 1958 Convertible, if I am not mistaken. Old, but still a lot younger than the camera! An awesome specimen - just like cameras from that era, they don't build them like that anymore.
Forth Railway Bridge from the east this time.
Eating ice cream. Framing these shots properly with the Gewirette viewfinder is almost impossible when this low to the ground and close to the subject. I certainly failed.
This is what happens when you forget to pull out the collapsible lens!
Backing paper of the TriFCA 127 rollfilm.