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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?

52 Cameras: Week 26 part 2 — Kodak Advantix C800

The color balance was really jacked. The Camera Shop of Santa Fe did an amazing job pulling usable images out of a sea of magenta. Scaled to 25%.

Monorail cat - some additional color correction.

Monorail cat – some additional color correction.

Skeleton box lid.

Skeleton box lid.

Still life with pot and sponge.

Still life with pot and sponge.

Outside the laundromat.

Outside the laundromat.

Cool Caddy.

Cool Caddy.

Unless a Canon IX falls in my lap, I don’t think I’ll mess with APS any more. I’ll stick to easy stuff like 126 and 828 film.

52 Cameras: Week 25 part 2 — Kodak Advantix T550

The film is old and the roll was exposed to some light during processing. I decided to see what I could salvage on the scanner. First, I taped the APS film into the scanner’s 35mm adapter. Sharp but the exposure was way off. Next, I tried putting the film directly on the scanner glass. Better exposure but the focus was off — the scanner expects the film to be lifted off of the glass by the adapter. These photos are from the 3rd attempt. I taped the negatives to some low-glare glass from a picture frame. The focus is still a little off since the glass isn’t the exact height of the adapter but it’s a decent compromise. 4800 DPI TIFFs on the Canoscan 9000f, reduced to 25% and converted to JPEG.

This was on the roll in the camera.  There are some of someone's kid too.

This was on the roll in the camera. There are some of someone’s kid too.

Jem and Goober up to something.  Original roll but I took this one.  Dust cleanup & color correction in Photoshop.

Jem and Goober up to something. Original roll but I took this one. Dust cleanup & color correction in Photoshop.

Power line shoes.  I left this one alone.  None of my adjustments had that gritty, Polaroid feel.

Power line shoes. I left this one alone. None of my adjustments had that gritty, Polaroid feel.

The next two are shot on the film I got from Film Photography Project. Processing, scanning, and color tweaks by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe. Reduced to 25% for upload.

In his own world.

In his own world.

Bees stencil art.

Bees stencil art.

I like to mix it up but since the cameras had to share the FPP film, the Kodak Advantix C800 is up next.