Monthly Archives: September 2015

52 Cameras: Camera 77 part 2 – Konica Tomato (Pop-10)

You never know what sleepers are out there or what camera will click with you. I may not keep it — my office is starting to look like an episode of “Hoarders” — but I really like shooting with it.

Aperture selection via the ISO and flash settings:

  • 100 w/ flash — f/4
  • 200 w/ flash — f/5.6
  • 100 no flash — f/8
  • 200 no flash — f/11
  • 400 no flash — f/16

There was a lot of scanner noise (got a CD with processing) so this shot has heavy noise reduction and a small exposure boost in Photoshop.

God beams on the morning commute.  F8 if I remember correctly.

God beams on the morning commute. F8 if I remember correctly.

Eagle in Los Alamos -- love the detail in the feathers. F 16.

Eagle in Los Alamos — love the detail in the feathers. F 16.

The nice thing about a wide-angle lens (35mm) is you get decent depth of field, even with a large aperture. I like this shot better than the one in the video. Instead of looking down on the flowers, they lead you back into the forest.

Asters in the canyon, Los Alamos. F4.

Asters in the canyon, Los Alamos. F4.

I'll do a hi-res scan of this negative.  M wants a print for the living room.  That makes me happy.

I’ll do a hi-res scan of this negative. M wants a print for the living room. That makes me happy.

The reflections in his eyes and on the floor (probably cat litter from his feet) have the diamond shape of the aperture.

Goober at his level.  Flash at ISO 400 -- I forget what f-stop that comes out to.

Goober at his level. Flash at ISO 400 — I forget what f-stop that comes out to.

Some noise reduction on this one. Also, I clone-stamped in Photoshop to remove cat barf I hadn’t noticed when I took the picture.

Zoe.  Circular cat in a circular bed.  Also flash at ISO 400.

Zoe. Circular cat in a circular bed. Also flash at ISO 400.

I sold this camera but here’s what it looked like.

Nice kit -- original strap and bag.

Nice kit — original strap and bag.

Lens protection slider open.

Lens protection slider open.

Nice clean top panel.

Nice clean top panel.

The inside was super clean including the seals.

The inside was super clean including the seals.

52 Cameras: Camera 76 part 2 – FujiFilm Instax Mini 7S

Scanned at 1200DPI on the Canoscan 9000f. I cropped the borders and resized for upload.

Crazy mannequin in the yard at Boomerang Thrift Shop.

Crazy mannequin in the yard at Boomerang Thrift Shop.

Goober, that handsome devil.

Goober, that handsome devil.

Train station in Santa Fe.

Train station in Santa Fe.

Cool tree on Sandoval St. in Santa Fe.

Cool tree on Sandoval St. in Santa Fe.

I ran out of time tonight but I’m determined to find out how the Instax Mini 7S controls exposure…

22 September update: The camera definitely adjusts the aperture to control exposure. I set the Nikon AW100 to “fireworks” mode to get a long shutter and snapped the inside of the Instax while it fired. I thought I’d have to be clever and defeat interlocks but it turns out the Instax doesn’t care if the back is open or if there is film loaded with regard to the shutter and flash.

"Clear", as in sunny, setting.

“Clear”, as in sunny, setting.

"Indoor - Dark" setting.

“Indoor – Dark” setting.

52 Cameras: Camera 75 part 2 – Contax G1

Expired Kodak VR 200 — quite a bit of grain.

Jem is a handsome fellow.  This really shows what the lens can do wide open.

Jem is a handsome fellow. This really shows what the lens can do wide open.

More summer music at La Montañita Co-op in Santa Fe.

More summer music at La Montañita Co-op in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque from the top of Sandia Crest.

Albuquerque from the top of Sandia Crest.

Second roll, less expired Kodak VR 200 and less grain.

Metal flowers in Old Town Albuquerque.

Metal flowers in Old Town Albuquerque.

More will follow after I shoot some slide film.