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52 Cameras: # 119 — Minolta Hi-Matic S




My sweetie at Santa Fe Bar & Grill.

My sweetie at Santa Fe Bar & Grill.


Detail of a controversial (and vandalized) mural in progress in Santa Fe.

Detail of a controversial (and vandalized) mural in progress in Santa Fe.


Interesting morning light on a closed produce stand in Española, NM.

Interesting morning light on a closed produce stand in Española, NM.


This is in the video but Trinity is so darn cute.

This is in the video but Trinity is so darn cute.


Princess Zoe is not amused by the attention the kitten has been getting.

Princess Zoe is not amused by the attention the kitten has been getting.


The velociraptors like that I haven't raked the leaves -- more bugs that way.

The velociraptors like that I haven’t raked the leaves — more bugs that way.

52 Cameras: # 115 & 116 — Using The Maxxum 7000 parts 1 & 2

Update 26 November 2016
Scroll down for results from the tutorial shoot.

Tutorial part 1 — getting the camera ready to shoot.



Tutorial part 2 — using the camera.



While I finish out the roll and process, here are some images from about a year ago shot using this camera. FPP RetroChrome 320 slide film. It’s grainy but nice. I used it when I shot with the Promaster 2000PK too. Developed in hopelessly exhausted E6 chemicals.

Morris parked at the Co-Op.

Morris parked at the Co-Op.


Iron Giant while Meow Wolf was still under construction.

Iron Giant while Meow Wolf was still under construction.


Sticks behind a chain link fence.

Sticks behind a chain link fence.




Tutorial Shoot Images

Ilford Pan F 50 expired “Dec 2002”. Developed in Kodak HC-110.

Jem grooming Goober -- no flash.

Jem grooming Goober — no flash.


Jem grooming Goober -- with flash.

Jem grooming Goober — with flash.


Compost pile under cloudy sky.

Compost pile under cloudy sky.


Roses -- macro with 4000 AF flash.

Roses — macro with 4000 AF flash.


"We don't make mistakes.  We have happy accidents" -- Bob Ross

“We don’t make mistakes. We have happy accidents” — Bob Ross

    I had a plethora of “happy accidents”. I…

  • Misread the expiration on the film box. If I had realized it was 14 years out of date, I would have adjusted the shooting ISO downward or used different film.
  • Didn’t check the internal battery and wasted a frame opening the back to reset the counter to ‘1’.
  • Underexposed shots of the gatos using a 2800 AF flash that was malfunctioning. Jem did start grooming Goober so it turned out to be a better image.
  • Tried to share the roll with another camera by cutting it in half in the dark bag after I shot the first half. I misjudged half way and ruined the apple depth-of-field test images.
  • The film felt odd going on to the developing reel but I was in a hurry and didn’t take the time to re-spool. The film jumped the guides and stuck together and came out completely near the end of the film, leading to over-agitation marks on ~ 5 frames.

52 Cameras: # 111 — Samsung Maxima Zoom 145


The Maxima Zoom 125 review.



Fujicolor Super G Plus, ISO 200, expired in 1997.

Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

Lizard teasing the gatos on the other side of the screen.

Lizard teasing the gatos on the other side of the screen.


Zoe loves her catnip tomato.

Zoe loves her catnip tomato.


Migas -- breakfast of champions!

Migas — breakfast of champions!


My iffy migas recipe (for two):
In a (preferably cast iron) skillet, soften 2-3 chopped corn tortillas in ~ 2 tbsp oil.
When soft, add 2-3 whisked eggs.
When the eggs are almost hard scrambled, add 2-3 heaping tbsp salsa and 2-3 heaping tbsp grated/shredded cheddar or longhorn cheese.
Top with more cheese, chopped tomato, sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with warmed flour or corn tortillas.
Eat lots.

52 Cameras: #108 — Canon T70

More expired-in-1997 Fuji print film.

Grashoppers have been eating the Jimson weed.  They don't die or appear to get high so I guess they're used to it.

Grashoppers have been eating the Jimson weed. They don’t die or appear to get high so I guess they’re used to it.

A lot of scanner noise but nice colors and not too much grain.

A lot of scanner noise but nice colors and not too much grain.

The 50mm f/1.4 is a sweet lens.

The 50mm f/1.4 is a sweet lens.

Heavy noise reduction -- the monster cloud shows all the noise.

Heavy noise reduction — the monster cloud shows all the noise.

More hummingbirds with the Vivitar zoom.

More hummingbirds with the Vivitar zoom.

52 Cameras: # 106 — Samsung Maxima Zoom 125

Thanks Jimmy! Sorry for the potato video quality. No idea why it went to 360p when I uploaded.

M's grandmother.  The shot from the video.

M’s grandmother. The shot from the video.

The old (19+ years) film is grainy and blue.  Noise reduction, Photoshop's "Auto Smart Fix", and color correction.

The old (19+ years) film is grainy and blue. Noise reduction, Photoshop’s “Auto Smart Fix”, and color correction.

The munchkin perspective.  The crazy tilt with the beer bottle works.

The munchkin perspective. The crazy tilt with the beer bottle works.

Another shot by M's niece.

Another shot by M’s niece.

52 Cameras: # 104 — Kodak Signet 35

Color correction on all of them for the old film and some dust cleanup in Photoshop.

Exposure corrections on this one.  Bright sky from within a dark restaurant on Central in Albuquerque.

Exposure corrections on this one. Bright sky from within a dark restaurant on Central in Albuquerque.

The neighborhood irrigation pond.  A little contrast boost.

The neighborhood irrigation pond. A little contrast boost.

Flowers outside the Santa Fe Bar and Grill.

Flowers outside the Santa Fe Bar and Grill.

Roses in the back yard.

Roses in the back yard.

M put together a beautiful lounging area.

M put together a beautiful lounging area.

52 Cameras: # 103 — Olympus Trip Junior

I always forget something. There is a little twirly film advance indicator above the flash-ready light. If you have a Trip Jr., pay attention to it. I took this camera with me on a recent trip and got nothing. I had accidentally hit rewind at some point and the film wasn’t advancing. The camera still makes motor noise so the only way to be sure is to look at the advance indicator. On the plus side, rewind on this camera leaves a bit of film out of the canister so I was able to reuse the film.

Goober in the window.  A little color correction for the bluish old Kodak.

Goober in the window. A little color correction for the bluish old Kodak.

Santa Fe River stocked with rainbow trout.

Santa Fe River stocked with rainbow trout.

At minimum focus (1m) there's no leeway for things like Zoe jumping down at the last second.

At minimum focus (1m) there’s no leeway for things like Zoe jumping down at the last second.

Monster developing session overflow in my office closet.  I rotated to get the hanging film vertical.  I like the background -- it looks like a film ad or something.

Monster developing session overflow in my office closet. I rotated to get the hanging film vertical. I like the background — it looks like a film ad or something.