I took the XA 1 with me to climb Cabezon. A challenging day, light-wise. Small storms kept puffing off of Mt. Taylor and blowing across the Rio Puerco Valley so we had heavy rain and scorching sun taking turns all morning. Too much lightning so we turned around.
Processed and scanned by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.
No post-processing other than resizing for upload.
At this rate I may collect the whole set. This is another awesome camera.
The next two photos and the ones at the end of the video were shot with the Series E 50mm f/1.8 lens on expired Fujicolor Super HQ 100 film.
The next photos were shot using a Tokina AT-X 28-85mm zoom I got on a Nikon FE. It’s not super bright, f/3.5-4.5, but it’s not a bad walking around lens and the macro is pretty good. From what I could find on line, close focus is 1.5 feet at 28mm. Seems about right — I didn’t biff too many flower shots. Film is a 12 exposure roll of expired Kodak Gold 200.
Shot for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, 26 April 2015.
Expired Kodak 400 film processed and scanned by my good friends at The Camera Shop Of Santa Fe.
I didn’t think to factor in the short lens to film plane distance so the image circle doesn’t cover the 35mm film frame.
The image I submitted:
Some more from the second roll (also expired Kodak 400).
The next three were taken at the Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, NM.
I didn’t end up using the digital camera (Canon 60D) as much as I thought I would. Most of the shots with the Bell+Howell, I winged it.
The conversion was pretty straightforward — The metal pinhole from the cardboard camera from last year taped to a T-mount lens adapter for the Canon. I only used the needle to make sure the hole was clear and clean of cat hair.
My favorite shot from the Canon. I think the pinhole is larger than necessary so the kit will give something to a kid using the Ridley camera.
Scanned at 1200DPI on a Canon MP480. No edits other than cropping and straightening.
I had wanted to get some shots in bright light for the second half of the pack but wasn’t to be.
This is the most natural light I had and it was pretty early in the morning. Soft light is usually desirable but Fujifilm FP-3000B can be pretty unforgiving stuff.
Scanning the negatives pulls the contrast way back. Depending on the shot, having more mid tones without white-white and black-black can be good or bad.
The Polaroid Focused Flash # 490 is made for Hi-Power FlashCubes. Their mount has ‘L’ shaped plastic pegs instead of rectangular so you don’t accidentally use the wrong cubes. I didn’t have any Hi-Power FlashCubes so I used a razor blade and trimmed regular cubes to fit. The porch where the bag is hanging was dark so it worked — just not as well as having the right flash.
I used the weaker FlashCube again. The print is really dark. The inverted negative scan is a bit flat. Another great thing about the Fujifilm negatives — you can get a usable image even if the print is way too dark.
Remember to let the developer goo dry before you put negatives on the scanner.