This past summer (2015) I traveled to Ohio to meet my family at my Grandparents old house. We spent time going through the closets and storage areas looking for important family items and things that we didn't want sitting hidden in closets. Naturally, I spent most of my time looking through old photography equipment and slides from my mom's childhood. Then I would get the stories from my mom about Grandpa making them pose while he would fiddle with settings and try to set up the perfect family photo (minus himself of course).
One of my finds was a Sitacon ST-3 camera. It is an old 35mm camera similar to the Holga but with a little more substance (and some metal construction). I threw a roll of film into it and started shooting. It is a fun little point-and-shoot that has three different light level settings from cloudy to direct sun light. The most interesting thing about the camera is that the focal plane that the film sits on is NOT flat. The film is held for exposure in a curved position that results some interesting distortion on the edges of the frame.
One thing that was surprising is the large number of double exposures caused by failed winding. It seems like winding too fast can cause some slippage and results in a partial wind of the frame. But, now I know the risk and it gave me some interesting shots of Second Beach in La Push, WA.
It is a cool little camera that I always have in my bag and randomly pull it out to take a few shots wherever I am. I really enjoyed what I got on my first role from the camera, and am looking forward to my future results from this little camera.