Monthly Archives: February 2014

52 Cameras: Week 26 part 2 — Kodak Advantix C800

The color balance was really jacked. The Camera Shop of Santa Fe did an amazing job pulling usable images out of a sea of magenta. Scaled to 25%.

Monorail cat - some additional color correction.

Monorail cat – some additional color correction.

Skeleton box lid.

Skeleton box lid.

Still life with pot and sponge.

Still life with pot and sponge.

Outside the laundromat.

Outside the laundromat.

Cool Caddy.

Cool Caddy.

Unless a Canon IX falls in my lap, I don’t think I’ll mess with APS any more. I’ll stick to easy stuff like 126 and 828 film.

52 Cameras: Week 25 part 2 — Kodak Advantix T550

The film is old and the roll was exposed to some light during processing. I decided to see what I could salvage on the scanner. First, I taped the APS film into the scanner’s 35mm adapter. Sharp but the exposure was way off. Next, I tried putting the film directly on the scanner glass. Better exposure but the focus was off — the scanner expects the film to be lifted off of the glass by the adapter. These photos are from the 3rd attempt. I taped the negatives to some low-glare glass from a picture frame. The focus is still a little off since the glass isn’t the exact height of the adapter but it’s a decent compromise. 4800 DPI TIFFs on the Canoscan 9000f, reduced to 25% and converted to JPEG.

This was on the roll in the camera.  There are some of someone's kid too.

This was on the roll in the camera. There are some of someone’s kid too.

Jem and Goober up to something.  Original roll but I took this one.  Dust cleanup & color correction in Photoshop.

Jem and Goober up to something. Original roll but I took this one. Dust cleanup & color correction in Photoshop.

Power line shoes.  I left this one alone.  None of my adjustments had that gritty, Polaroid feel.

Power line shoes. I left this one alone. None of my adjustments had that gritty, Polaroid feel.

The next two are shot on the film I got from Film Photography Project. Processing, scanning, and color tweaks by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe. Reduced to 25% for upload.

In his own world.

In his own world.

Bees stencil art.

Bees stencil art.

I like to mix it up but since the cameras had to share the FPP film, the Kodak Advantix C800 is up next.

52 Cameras: Week 25 part 1 — Kodak Advantix T550

There was a 40 exposure roll in the camera with 36 unexposed. I got photos from it, and some strange ones from the previous owner, but they’re not great. So far, four cameras purchased for the project have had pictures, 2 film and 2 digital. Two more had film with nothing on them and another one is pending processing. I’m torn about doing a post of found pictures — they’re interesting mysteries but it seems a little, I’m not even sure of the right word… Intrusive? Presumptuous?

There are some nice APS cameras — Nikon Pronea, Minolta Vectis, and Canon’s IX and IXUS (Elph). Leica even made an APS camera, the C11. Kodak’s Advantix are a mixed bag but some are fine shooters. Grab some film from Film Photography Project *, or anywhere you can, and use them before the film is completely extinct.

* I have no financial interest in FPP. It’s a cool site and podcast and it’s where I got APS film and some Lomography 110.

52 Cameras: Week 24 part 2 — Smena 8M

This camera is a lot of fun. I really had to think about what I was doing.

Triple exposure - Zoe & Zoe, f/4 @ 1/15 plus lights at Tomasita's f/11 @ 1/60 all with flash.

Triple exposure – Zoe & Zoe, f/4 @ 1/15 plus lights at Tomasita’s f/11 @ 1/60 all with flash.

The same lights - I think this was f/4 @ 1/60.

The same lights – I think this was f/4 @ 1/60.

I walked around the tank until the sun was behind it. With the clouds, it looks like a reactor cooling tower.

Water tank - f/16 @ 1/60.

Water tank – f/16 @ 1/60.

Windmill at Sanbusco - f/5.6 @ 1/30

Windmill at Sanbusco – f/5.6 @ 1/30

Fluffy pink clouds through the winter trees - f/11 @ 1/15.

Fluffy pink clouds through the winter trees – f/11 @ 1/15.

52 Cameras: Week 23 part 2 — Argus C-4

This camera found a new home through my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EcoBodega

Expired Kodak Gold 200 (November 2003).

The first image is cropped and the first two have default noise reduction in Neat Image. Other than that, just resized for posting.

I used the same Achiever flash that I used with the Polaroid but without the PC sync cord. Pretty advanced — a 1955 camera with a hot shoe.

Zoe has to be the first picture even if it doesn't come out or I don't post it. f/16 at 1/50.

Zoe has to be the first picture even if it doesn’t come out or I don’t post it. f/16 at 1/50.

I need to save the meter settings.  The time was about 1 second, guesstimated using bulb.

I need to save the meter settings. The time was about 1 second, guesstimated using bulb.

My sweetie at Joe's. f/2.8 @ 1/50 (I think).

My sweetie at Joe’s. f/2.8 @ 1/50 (I think).

Photo of me by M.  Same settings.  I had a photography class with Roland, proprietor of Joe's Dining.

Photo of me by M. Same settings. I had a photography class with Roland, proprietor of Joe’s Dining.

Old bridge at Otowi Crossing.  No idea of settings -- I was freezing my arse off.

Old bridge at Otowi Crossing. No idea of settings — I was freezing my arse off.

Descanso on NM 502.

Descanso on NM 502.

Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

52 Cameras: Week 22 part 2 – Polaroid Automatic 220

Film is Fuji FP-100C. Scanned on the CanoScan 9000F using Apple Image Capture.app. TIFF, millions of colors, 4800 DPI. Resized to 5% of original and converted to JPEG for upload. No edits.

My neighbor's dog Max.

My neighbor’s dog Max.

I kept forgetting that the original Polaroid film is ISO 75 vs. 100 for the Fuji and adjusted exposure the wrong way.

Giant parapets at Jackalope on Cerrillos Rd.

Giant parapets at Jackalope on Cerrillos Rd.

I used an old Achiever flash with a PC cord.

I used an old Achiever flash with a PC cord.

A rainbow of information.

A rainbow of information.

Messy table with Fuji negatives and Konica Auto S.

Messy table with Fuji negatives and Konica Auto S.