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.
Tutorial Shoot Images
Ilford Pan F 50 expired “Dec 2002”. Developed in Kodak HC-110.
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 If I had realized it was 14 years out of date, I would have adjusted the shooting ISO downward or used different film.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.
Ilford FP4 Plus 125 developed in Kodak HC-110.
A little grain. Most of it is scanner noise.
Fujicolor Super G Plus, ISO 200, expired in 1997.
Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.
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.
Fujicolor ISO 200 print film. Expired 02/2016 but it’s been frozen.
More expired-in-1997 Fuji print film.
Thanks Jimmy! Sorry for the potato video quality. No idea why it went to 360p when I uploaded.
Color correction on all of them for the old film and some dust cleanup in Photoshop.
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.