Hey, the description for this forum says "if it has bellows..." - and this has bellows - but you can only see them from the inside
Stopped by a yard sale while running errands today; I found a Bilora Bellina. A guess-the-focus 127-format camera first sold in 1963.
Oops - forgot the front plate - which had fallen off.
The front of the camera pops out and clicks into place. Interestingly for a roll film camera - at least the ones that I've used - it has a lever wind, which also cocks the shutter.
What interested me the most was that it had a roll of film inside. I couldn't see any frame numbers, even after winding a few times. I figured that it was worth taking a chance on. I've been planning to try winding some 35mm film on a 127 roll with backing paper (got several rolls from Pete Lutz a while back), so I figured that it was worth a few bucks to try. $3 later, I took it home.
I wound the film to the end; turns out that it was already near the end - though who knows if the roll had been shot or if others had simply tried winding the film over the years.
It's Kodacolor II - so C-41. I did a little searching the web Re:developing this in B&W chemistry. It appears that some have tried. Has anyone here done it successfully? Philip? The film might actually have been shot by the owner a long while back - and I could probably track him down if there were any images on the film (it was a neighborhood yard sale).
As for the camera; I had tried the shutter. I managed to see it open (just a little) a couple times - but it doesn't appear to be working properly. It has speeds of B, 30, 60, and 125. Any guesses what level of complication I could expect to find if I open it up?