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Phound Photos Volume 17

This film was in the Chinon SLR I reviewed. It’s Kodak Max 400 I think, I can’t find my notes and the film is so dark I can’t read frame numbers or edge markings.

There was a lot of overlap, sometimes triple exposure, so the parts of the film that have images are kind of a jumble. Except for a couple (see below), it wasn’t worth extracting individual frames so I scanned strips – 5K-ish wide by 700-ish tall. WordPress image upload barfed on trying to do post-processing on the wide images so I’m putting links to unprocessed files. Click the link and your browser will open the JPEG in a new tab or window. In Firefox or Safari, click it and it will zoom to 100%. Then you can horizontal scroll.

1st image (~1.4MB)– The exterior shots look like the landscape around Los Alamos.
2nd image (~2MB)– This half is in better shape (multiple exposures aside). I think it may have been earlier on the roll so better protected when curious folks opened the camera back.

This is probably the best image I could salvage.

This is probably the best image I could salvage.


Old image or just old school. Dad may be military.

Old image or just old school. Dad may be military.


After WordPress couldn’t process, I punted and put the files on Google Photos. [time goes by…] After wasting an hour or so of my life, I found that Google Photos, like many things Google does, is a useless waste of time. They want complete control of how and with whom you share your own photos. I can share an album or a photo that’s not in an album but it either is controlled within Google’s viewer, which blows, or it can be downloaded. As a download transfer station to get images to friends, it does work, so it does have very limited utility. There are a couple of convoluted hacks to get links directly to files but none of them worked for me. I should have expected as much. After giving up on Google, I looked at the media library in WordPress and the original files had uploaded, it just couldn’t process thumbnails and other intermediate sizes.

Google – Don’t be evil. Hahahaha! Sucker! Getting you to think we weren’t going to be evil was the most evil part.

52 Cameras: #6 – Chinon Infrafocus 35F-MA


Part of the original project. No results photographs in the video.



The film is Kodak VR 400. It was in a lot of expired film I got for $1.00 a roll. Most of the rolls are a couple of years out of date. This one was labeled Develop before 03/88. From the look of the photos, it lost about 2 full stops. ISO 400 is a bit grainy any way but this roll picked up a lot more grain from age.

Film caveats out of the way, I really like this camera and I’ll try again with some fresh film. The rubber grip was coming off and the light seals are goo (I used studio tape for this trial run) but now that I know it works, it’s definitely worth spiffying it up.

Aspen Vista

Aspen Vista

Flowers near Santa Fe River Park

Flowers near Santa Fe River Park

This is the only posted photo using flash and it shows that the camera can take nice pictures with sufficient exposure.

Patchwork

Patchwork

This is using the wide angle adapter so it probably lost another stop worth of light.

Building art on Pen Rd.

Building art on Pen Rd.

I’ll do another entry with some post-processing on the pictures.