Monthly Archives: December 2015

52 Cameras: Camera 87 part 2 — Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera

I’m seriously bummed that Fuji stopped making this film. I can shoot color and then convert in Photoshop but it’s just not the same. Scanned at 1200DPI on the CanoScan 9000f. A little dust cleanup on a couple but no exposure edits.

The pumpkin continues to melt.

The pumpkin continues to melt.

Cereal and something to read in your PJs is a good start to any day.

Cereal and something to read in your PJs is a good start to any day.

The ever-photogenic Zoe.

The ever-photogenic Zoe.

Jem is up to something.  I don't know what but something.

Jem is up to something. I don’t know what but something.

52 Cameras: Camera 86 part 2 — Ricoh FF-8WR

You never know what will show up when you have to by a “lot” of cameras to get what you’re looking for. I get to give something back too, since there’s bugger-all on the web and I got the manual.

Goober and Jem doing what cats do.

Goober and Jem doing what cats do.

Not great for moon photos.

Not great for moon photos.

Street sign being reclaimed by nature.

Street sign being reclaimed by nature.

Sunset by the old Santa Fe landfill.

Sunset by the old Santa Fe landfill.

Same shot in panorama.

Same shot in panorama.

Phound Photos Volume 2

I’ve had an Apple Quicktake 200 for a while but I never had media. It takes 5V Smartmedia. I scored another camera and this one had two memory cards with it. The camera isn’t working but it had some test shots on the cards.

Messy desk.  I can relate.

Messy desk. I can relate.

It looks like someone was just testing the camera, cards, or both.

It looks like someone was just testing the camera, cards, or both.

A mouse and a bit of a finger over the lens.

A mouse and a bit of a finger over the lens.

Last found photo.

Last found photo.

I took the next two. My first camera does work. Behold the 1997 glory of 24-bit 640 X 480!

My sweetie in her cat PJs.  I don't think she believed it would work.

My sweetie in her cat PJs. I don’t think she believed it would work.

People are asking, and getting, $50-75 USD for a 2MB card. 4MB cards fetch around $100. Old Boss and Roland synthesizers need them so demand is still high.

Like finding Bigfoot to score these babies.  Notch on the left = 5V.

Like finding Bigfoot to score these babies. Notch on the left = 5V.

I have a USB reader that can theoretically work with 5V Smartmedia. I haven’t found working drivers yet. I used a Fujifilm Floppy disk adapter FD-A1S to transfer these. I’ll do a proper write up when the camera is featured on 52 Cameras.

52 Cameras: Camera 85 part 2 — Olympus Infinity (AF-1)

I used a pretty expired (8/1999) 12-exposure roll of Fujicolor Super HGII color print film. Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

We got a pretty good snow the week after Halloween.

We got a pretty good snow the week after Halloween.

Thick wet snow and blue sky -- New Mexico weather.

Thick wet snow and blue sky — New Mexico weather.

I had an old Ghia but mine was a rust bucket.

I had an old Ghia but mine was a rust bucket.

Statue of Fray Angélico Chávez outside his namesake History Library in Santa Fe.

Statue of Fray Angélico Chávez outside his namesake History Library in Santa Fe.

Corn stalks in the fall wind across from the plaza.

Corn stalks in the fall wind across from the plaza.

Phound Photos Volume 1

There was a partially exposed roll in the Canon EOS 750 when I bought it in late 2014. I used the remainder of the roll as a test and, not expecting much, I had it processed at the drug store. Surprisingly, my shots came out pretty nice. There were also a few exposures from the previous owner.

Since the camera does pre-wind, these are probably in reverse-chronological order.

I looked for a rabbit or a bird or something.  Maybe it's just a test shot or the subject got away.

I looked for a rabbit or a bird or something. Maybe it’s just a test shot or the subject got away.

This was unexpected.

This was unexpected.

I think someone just got married.

I think someone just got married.

They look like they're having fun.

They look like they’re having fun.

Cute couple.  I like the red-eyed guy in the background.

Cute couple. I like the red-eyed guy in the background.

These two take their dancing seriously.

These two take their dancing seriously.

Lost in the moment/movement.

Lost in the moment/movement.

If you know these people or are these people, get a hold of me through the comments at my Youtube channel so I can send them a CD (kind of low-res since it’s drug store processing) and negatives.

I had to turn off comments on the blog after I was invaded by spam-bots.

52 Cameras: Camera 84 part 2 — Polaroid One Step Flash

Weird expired-effects aside, I love this film. I’ll get some more fresh and shoot it fresh and see how it goes. Every time I’ve purchased Impossible film, it’s been better than the last so they’re still hard at work improving the formulas.

Scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 2400DPI. Resized to 10% except for the detail images which are 1024 X 768 crops of the full-sized scans.

Cool accident. It looks like someone in a v-neck and a blazer.

This was the first shot.  I handed her the camera without telling her it was loaded.

This was the first shot. I handed her the camera without telling her it was loaded.

I liked the long grass before the bubbles.  I still do.

I liked the long grass before the bubbles. I still do.

Amoebas are eating my prints!

100 % crop detail of the grass shot.

100 % crop detail of the grass shot.

I know it’s supposed to be black and white but the rust color is gorgeous.

This detail is from the upper left where the developer ran out.  Auto-level tweak in Preview.

This detail is from the upper left where the developer ran out. Auto-level tweak in Preview.

Kind of bummed about the bubbles in this shot.

Kind of bummed about the bubbles in this shot.

100% crop.  The crops are interesting so... lemonade!

100% crop. The crops are interesting so… lemonade!

100% crop.  That strange fern effect.  TIP says it's probably an artifact from bending while the print is developing.

100% crop. That strange fern effect. TIP says it’s probably an artifact from bending while the print is developing.

Our Jack-o'-lantern on 1 November.  I'm documenting his slow return to the earth.

Our Jack-o’-lantern on 1 November. I’m documenting his slow return to the earth.

I found an interesting article about doing emulsion lifts from Impossible film. It’ll be interesting to see where the spots are in the print layers.

Update 16 July 2016

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

Front Open

Front Open

Front Closed

Front Closed

Film Compartment

Film Compartment

Side Open

Side Open

Back -- Made in the UK!

Back — Made in the UK!

A cool camera in great shape but I have a few almost like it so off it went to a new home.