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In my youth I used to collect interesting cameras to play with. I was having a cup of tea in a cafe near London when I saw this little girl drinking a cup of tea. She gave me such a nice smile I just had to capture it with my Tessina wrist watch twin lens reflex camera. If anyone has used one of these they will know what i'm talking about when I say it was one of the most unusual cameras on the market. You had to pre load short lenths of 35mm film into a special mini cassette. The body and lens were crafted in Switzerland. Two small dials on the case adjusted aperture and exposure. No light meter so one had to estimate the right exposure for the shot. I used Tri-x rated at 1000 ASA most of the time. The camera came with a wrist strap to wear like a watch.

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