Oh yeah. There was an eclipse today. I forgot about it until I went outside and everything looked really... dark. So after staring at the sun (and showing the neighbors) through a couple of sheets of horribly overexposed negative film, I went back inside to grab a camera and take a picture.
The only camera I had handy is this weird old scientific camera I found that has 8 lenses with shutters coupled to a time release, so each shutter fires in sequence. It has a knob to adjust the timing, and a shutter release, and that's it. It had a slot at the back with an old Polaroid 500 4x5 film back, which was discontinued in the early 60's, so I think the thing is pretty old. I pried out the 500 back and put in a modern one, but I've never been able to get a decent exposure out of it since the aperture holes are too small and the shutter speed is so fast. But lo and behold it took an incredibly tiny but clear eclipse picture. I stuck it on the fridge.Posted by kia at June 10, 2002 11:54 PM