The Favourite Camera Series – Carol

If you were to choose a favourite film camera from your collection which would it be?

Easy. My Bencini Koroll 24. Made in Italy in the early 1950s.

How long have you owned this camera?

I have only had it for 3 years or so.

How did you come to own this camera?

Nicole in the Beau film department is my dealer. She is excellent at hooking up people with cameras. In fact, too good. I bought another older Bencini that she told me I needed which I also like, but the Koroll 24 is still my favourite.

What things do you enjoy most about this camera?

Tons of stuff! I love the style of it, the fact it seems to be built like a tank, it’s easy to use and that it it’s a half-frame camera allowing for 24 images on a 120mm roll of film. I also like that it is “made in Italy”, specifically Milan. I made a point of bringing it back to the city it came from on my last trip to Italy. Finally, I like how using a film camera instead of digital makes me slow down and take a really good, long look at my surroundings. I tend to remember those locations more when I get back from a trip.

 

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