Monthly Archives: November 2015

52 Cameras: Camera 83 part 2 — Promaster 2000PK Super

The FPP slide film is a bit grainy but the color isn’t bad. This was in the same soup as the K1000 slides so I have a comparison to expired Ektachrome at least.

Water sliding down black stone.

Water sliding down black stone.

Grainy but pretty.

Grainy but pretty.

Pretty but grainy.

Pretty but grainy.

Boosted the exposure a bit but not bad for indoors at night.

Boosted the exposure a bit but not bad for indoors at night.

Joe Ely on the plaza in Santa Fe.

Joe Ely on the plaza in Santa Fe.

The Mavericks on the plaza in Santa Fe.  I couldn't have gotten this with the ISO 100 Ektachrome.

The Mavericks on the plaza in Santa Fe. I couldn’t have gotten this with the ISO 100 Ektachrome.

I got a 2500PK Super and sold this camera. They’re virtually identical but the 2500 is a little newer.

Front

Front

Top

Top

Back Open

Back Open

Three Quarter View -- it is a sexy beast

Three Quarter View — it is a sexy beast

52 Cameras: Camera 82 part 2 — Pentax K1000

While going through selecting images, I realized I took no photos of people. A couple of the cats but they’re not great.

All are Kodak PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME E100SW – color slide film. I didn’t keep good notes about exposure settings.

Beautiful foggy morning.

Beautiful foggy morning.

Our street on the same foggy morning.

Our street on the same foggy morning.

Fog on the way to work.

Fog on the way to work.

That's some nice bokeh.

That’s some nice bokeh.

It was dark for 100 film but it came out OK.

It was dark for 100 film but it came out OK.

Thankfully, I have some of this film left.  I love it!

Thankfully, I have some of this film left. I love it!

52 Cameras: Camera 81 part 2 — Canon A-1

This isn’t a great photo but it may be a great story. Obviously, it’s a begging sign, for want of a better term, but why wasn’t it finished? Was it abandoned for better cardboard? Did they have to flee? Did they get a ride? Did a magnanimous millionaire decide today is the day? We’ll probably never know.

28mm, auto everything-but-focus mode.

28mm, auto everything-but-focus mode.

28mm.  Not having experience with the metering, I underexposed the musician.

28mm. Not having experience with the metering, I underexposed the musician.

Another story. The little guy had moved his bone beyond the reach of his chain. We moved it closer for him.

Poor doggie.

Poor doggie.

Aspen Vista in the fall -- it doesn't get any better.  Canon 35-70 f/4 zoom.

Aspen Vista in the fall — it doesn’t get any better. Canon 35-70 f/4 zoom.

My sweetie.  Canon 35-70 f/4 zoom.

My sweetie. Canon 35-70 f/4 zoom.

Big Tesuque.  Canon 35-70 f/4 zoom.

Big Tesuque. Canon 35-70 f/4 zoom.

52 Cameras: Camera 80 part 2 — Canon EOS IX

Still waiting. I got the order from Amazon (some other seller but “fulfilled by Amazon”). Instead of APS film, I got a plastic APS film library holder thing. The order was entered correctly; they just didn’t ship film. I wonder if they actually have any film or if it’s a scam to use people’s money for a while. The refund doesn’t process until the returned item is received. Lame.

FPP it is.

52 Cameras: Camera 80 part 1 — Canon EOS IX

I ended up ordering some Fuji APS through Amazon. FPP is reliable but a little more expensive. I’m still in the experimental phase with this camera so I’m going cheap for now. Ultrafine advertises a lot more variety, even Kodak B&W APS, but when you get to checkout there’s an extra charge of $8.95 for “insurance/handling fee”.

Ex-squeeze me?

Ex-squeeze me?

A padded envelope doesn’t cost much and “insurance”? I’m buying extinct and expired film for $5 a roll — what is there to insure?