Tested and confirmed working Certo SL 100 vintage analog photography camera.
one SL cassette filled with film
leather-look-like camera case
original manual (useless, but looks nice :)
Certo SL 100
is a small pocket size compact 24x24 SL cassette camera - easy to use
What is the most interesting and unique in this camera - it gives 24x24 mm square frame picture on classic 35mm film, while 99,99% of cameras with classic type 135 film gives 36x24 mm frame. Camera-wiki page tells there are only 21 camera models like that! WOW!
Since I love the square frame, mostly using middle format 6x6, I fall in love in this little small plastic vintage square wonder Certo SL 110. Few websites says it gives surprisingly good pictures and I totally agree with it. You can have a look on attached picture or visit my gallery for Certo SL 110 pictures
Additionally unique: camera is using SL cassette. SL is rare and unique system and I'm including one of SL cassette into the package. Originally, when I collected it, it was filled with OWRO NP22, but must be stored in bad place (warm and moist) so useless. I rewind it and put fresh new Rollei RPX 400 in it. Once you will finish it - 16 of 24x24 frames, camera automatically switch winder to opposite direction allowing you to rewind film back into cassette. Be carefully with this, it surprised me a lot when I found it for the first time.
Once you will finish your first film, take it from cassette and develop it, you can then load empty cassette with any 135 (analog 35mm perforated) film you like. Get one 135 (classic analog 35mm) film, cut 60cm of it (in darkness ofc!!) and then push it into the SL cassette. It is very easy and 7 yo kid can do it. This way - cassette I'm giving to you, you can use forever. Good luck!
Certo SL 110 manual
Camera is easy to use. Distance (focus) and lighting (shutter) are set based on easy-to-understand pictograms. You will never miss it, but remember - lens has maximum apperture f/8, so you need good light condition, evenings are not good for Certo SL 110. Best is sunny midday.
NOTE: after you did 16 shots and counter reach the end, winder is locked and you need to... wind back! I was surprise for me. Just make sure - once you can't wind to next frame - try to wind backward - it will roll film back to cassette! Yey!
For more advanced photographer - you can find exact distance in meters and shutter speed in time and f. - explained on the web, use Google! ;) What is worth to know, if you will use expired film and need to do "+4 eV" trick as explained in guide to expired films, remember
Another interesting feature is the way exposure parameters are set – in spite of having both the aperture and shutter speed variable, the camera has only one setting ring common for both parameters. Shutter speed/aperture pairs are permanently coupled together, appropriately to five conditions illustrated by symbols placed on the ring: 1/125 s & 16 for bright sun/beach, 1/125 s & 11 for average sunny conditions, 1/30 s & 16 for light clouds, 1/30 s & 11 for medium clouds and 1/30 s & 8 for heavy clouds or rain. This covers exposure values from 11 to 15 EV.
There are two things to know - kind of bug I found.
First - don't direct analog camera straight into the sun and other sharp source of light. Shutter is made of plastic and it is confirmed bug (also by me!) that in such case it can expose film even shutter is closed :( Sad, but since you know it - you can live with it.
Second one I didn't find it anywhere on a web so it might be just my stupidity - occasionally winder got stucked and I cannot move film forward nor backward. In such case, I have to come back to analog darkroom, open camera in completely darkness, take film out, wind in back to cassette close camera (empty), open it and it starts to work again. Funny! camera from 1975 and works like any modern technology. Didn't work? Turn off. Turn on. Works again. Weird but happened to me twice.
Certo SL 100 is an unique analog camera, rare plastic compact with 24x24 frame. Recommended for passionate analog photographer, both beginners and advanced, both will have a pleasure and satisfaction.
For beginners - you will learn pictograms and loading films into rare analog SL system cassette.
For advanced - 24x24 square frame on analog 35mm film! seriously satisfying.