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Crank That Camera
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Crank that Camera
The 16mm cameras we will talk about are mainly clockwork (i.e. 'wind - up') cameras.

That means you don't have to worry about your batteries going flat. The similarities are more with still camera technology rather than video or digital cameras. You load up the camera with unexposed film stock and then have to process the negative and then print it onto print stock. So no instant gratification here. Apart, of course, from winding up the camera and hearing it purrr. Most 16mm cameras use a variety of interchangeable lenses that vary in focal length (i.e. 10mm = wide: 25mm = standard; 75mm = long.) or a zoom is used that covers all the ground that the 'prime' lenses do. So a bit of manual dexterity is required for focusing, using a light meter, and planning your shots.

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