The Bella 65 Bilora
I came across this little beauty on Ebay. I think it cost £12 or something like that. At first I could not work out how to open it. It’s very heavy and metal and complicated looking.
Bella 65 takes a 120 film, which is such a fun film to work with. For my purposes I used a 400 ISO (Fujicolour).
When I managed to open up the camera I found that the Bella 65 actually is a remarkably simple model and works in almost the same way as a lomo Holga (although it’s much heavier!) The lens of course is glass and it seems to be a good quality 1:8.
Apart from a crude manual focus, the Bella 65 has 3 shutter speeds, which is really cool for a battery-less camera.
It’s a German made camera from the mid-50’s. Now it’s all loaded up I can’t wait to shoot with it.