52 Cameras: Camera 77 – 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.