The Thunderbird Camera… named after “The American Classic”. Long after receiving this camera, I happened into a small fortune of c41 127 size film. Thought I’d blast a roll through the Thunderbird. I was shocked to find that this camera expressed itself in true form as a pillar of visual culture! The images! After the photo lab gave me the processing for free (yet another mistaken idea that the pictures didn’t “come out”, see terms and definitions ) I had a revelation about this camera … it can only see life as if from a park bench-morning-after episode. Honest to God. Check it out. I love these images!
The stats: accepts 127 size roll film. 12 square exposures. Completely plastic. McKeown’s has it listed under “Brumberger” but it’s just like the Mark XII and I can tell that Herbert George is most likely the father. In fact, the Thunderbird camera is just like a lot of plastic cameras that are named after cars. Most were put out by Spartus. I wonder why this one is named after a brand of fortified wine?
This camera holds hope and I think I may muck around with it a bit … possibly put it on a twelve step program.