- Those of us that cherish old things-in my case, especially old cameras, come to realize that each of these old machines (or lenses) has its own rendition of reality, personality, and for that matter, quirks. The Isolette for example has a double exposure lock system that will render the shutter release button useless if the shutter is cocked and then the camera moved. So you learn to wind the film just before you shoot or release the shutter from the arm inside the folding bed if the system is locked. Always regretted parting with my original (as well as yours ) first isolette. Your blue covering with brassed body was also quite a looker.
Perishability in a photograph is important in a picture. If a photograph looks perishable we say, "Gee, I'm glad I have that moment." ~John Loengard, "Pictures Under Discussion"