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reflected self-portrait with Boots Pakmatic camera and St. George's wig

Taken with a Boots Pakmatic 28 camera in week 126 of my 52 film cameras in 52 weeks project:

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Boots is a UK pharmacy chain with a long history of selling photographic equipment, they often re-badged other manufacturer's cameras, the "Boots Pakmatic" is in fact the Braun Paxette 28, it takes 126 cartridges, which give 28mm x 28mm square images, this is where the "28" in the name comes from.

I found a 126 cartridge, also Boots brand, which expired in 1996. The film was rated at 100 ASA, but I set the meter to 50 ASA to allow from loss of sensitivity due to age. Developed in the Tetenal C41 kit, ith a couple of extra minutes in the developer for good luck!

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Taken on May 31, 2012