Ha! When I’m loaded with film, I usually don’t actually take a picture of the video camera. Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.
The film was a pleasant surprise. It’s black and white. I searched around and the best guesses seem to be that it’s an Ilford clone or actual Ilford taken out of single use cameras. I lean toward the latter since most disposables get 27 shots. They’re loaded in the dark so no frames are lost to the leader.
The backwards frame numbering is another clue that it’s film from a disposable camera. Since a rewind mechanism isn’t needed, most disposables reel the film into the canister as you advance.
Mixed reviews on line but the roll I got is beautiful. There are magenta and slate tints; easy enough to correct but I like them the way they are.
Even after mentioning it in the video, I had the camera set to ISO 100 for the photo at the co-op. I checked photos of film on my phone, looked at the one I used last week, and shot the rest with the camera at ISO 200. Whatever the film is, it’s pretty forgiving.
Enough about that. On to the camera!
F/5.6 at 1/1000-ish. I set the aperture and rotated the shutter dial until the meter said it was a hair under. I really need to be better about writing this stuff down.
Is reflected depth, depth, or a flat plane of light near the camera? I couldn’t remember for sure but guessed the latter.
Update: Of course, I guessed wrong. You can tell by the OoF background. It’s a better picture for not having done what I was trying to do. Dumb luck — I’ll take it!
The Physics Classroom is a nice refresher for those of us who had Physics 101 a long time ago.
This is a fun little camera. My shots so far aren’t great but I can’t blame it on the equipment.
I don’t remember the film used for this first shot. I’ll have to pull out the negatives and find out. Some serious light damage to the bottom edge so it’s cropped. The camera doesn’t leak so I think it was during drugstore processing.
28 June 2014 update: The first roll was a 12 exposure of ISO 400 something. The edge of the negative has “V 400” and “XJ603” but I haven’t found any reference other than someone else asking the same question. I think it was expired Kodak VR. The second roll is Fuji 400.
The next two are from a different XA using Ilford XP1 400.
I cut out a lot of “um” but I still say “cool” too much. This is the last of the got-ahead cameras so it’s back to near-real time.
From our trip to El Paso and Juarez. Processing and scanning by Visions Photo Lab.
AKA the Mju-II.
I have a couple of the date/time version in silver. One has problems and I haven’t tried the other one yet. The manual mentions a panorama version but the only non-zoom Mju with panorama mentioned on the Olympus history site is a variation of the Mju-I. It was a crop-the-top-and-bottom panorama so it’s not a big deal except to the compulsive collector in me. There’s a remote too…