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52 Cameras: # 141 — Pentax Spotmatic SP




Kodak Tmax 100 developed in HC-110 dilution ‘H’ (1+63) at 68F for 12 min.
Scanned on a Canon CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI.

Another frame showing the unexposed portion.

Another frame showing the unexposed portion.


The camera is getting better with use but I want to figure out what’s going on. The side of the frame that’s black and the direction of curtain travel should point the way.

Pretty severe crop.  The cool plant that was the real subject was in the black part.

Pretty severe crop. The cool plant that was the real subject was in the black part.


Another crop -- the tree was at the right thirds vertical.  Love the rocks though.

Another crop — the tree was at the right thirds vertical. Love the rocks though.


This one, like the shot in the video, came out well and didn't have the problem.

This one, like the shot in the video, came out well and didn’t have the problem.


I like the perspective distortion in this one -- it gives a sense of height.

I like the perspective distortion in this one — it gives a sense of height.

Phound Photos Volume 6

I found this roll in a Pentax Zoom 90-WR Date. I purchased the camera on 14 December 2016 as part of a 15 camera lot from Goodwill of Orange County. The images seem to be from California City, CA.

Considering that it’s been in the camera for nearly 20 years and my color chemicals are almost exhausted, it’s a miracle I got anything.

"American Mercantile" film by 3M so it's probably Ferrania.

“American Mercantile” film by 3M so it’s probably Ferrania.


18-ish frames total. 3 of the 18 are partially ruined from light exposure.
He loves this truck.  Half of the images I got feature the truck.

He loves this truck. Half of the images I got feature the truck.


I'm guessing this is the proud owner.

I’m guessing this is the proud owner.


I usually hate date stamps on photos but in this case it was really useful.
Oneida for Christmas!

Oneida for Christmas!


Mom and dad?

Mom and dad?


Truck guy's younger siblings?

Truck guy’s younger siblings?


Happy 77th!  He must be OK, he's Pisces.

Happy 77th! He must be OK, he’s Pisces.


It’s always tempting to make up some sordid backstory about strangers (like I do to amuse myself in restaurants) but they seem nice so I’ll just leave this here.

52 Cameras: # 102 — Pentax ME Super

Lomo Earl Grey 100

Goober is one photogenic fellow.

Goober is one photogenic fellow.

The negative looks really cool.

The negative looks really cool.

Dying flowers.

Dying flowers.

Appropriate for posting on Memorial Day.

More fun with the Neanderthal skull.

More fun with the Neanderthal skull.

The Kodak 400 was in bad shape — tons of grain and it needed a lot of color correction.

Trees & clouds.

Trees & clouds.

Zoe is always awesome even with crummy expired film.

Zoe is always awesome even with crummy expired film.

52 Cameras: Camera 90 part 2 — Pentax Spotmatic II

The first images are Kodak Ektachrome 100X (unknown expiration date), the roll shared with the Mamiya 135EE, developed with Unicolor E6 chemicals. Scanned on a CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI. Minor exposure tweaks and scanning cleanup in Photoshop.

Sleepy Zoe.  The tables turned -- I had to clean up a scanned human hair in a photo of a cat.

Sleepy Zoe. The tables turned — I had to clean up a scanned human hair in a photo of a cat.

I put his arms and the sign back.

I put his arms and the sign back.

Agfa APX 400 B&W. Expired 01/2010. Developed in Kodak HC-110 with Ilford Rapid Fixer. Scanned at 2400DPI.

M's warm wax deodorizer thing uses a beautiful incandescent bulb.

M’s warm wax deodorizer thing uses a beautiful incandescent bulb.

Last one.  He went into the compost bin after this shot.  About 3 1/2 months.

Last one. He went into the compost bin after this shot. About 3 1/2 months.

M42 macro extension tube with the SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4.

M42 macro extension tube with the SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4.

Stop-n-Eat.

Stop-n-Eat.

52 Cameras: Camera 82 part 2 — Pentax K1000

While going through selecting images, I realized I took no photos of people. A couple of the cats but they’re not great.

All are Kodak PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME E100SW – color slide film. I didn’t keep good notes about exposure settings.

Beautiful foggy morning.

Beautiful foggy morning.

Our street on the same foggy morning.

Our street on the same foggy morning.

Fog on the way to work.

Fog on the way to work.

That's some nice bokeh.

That’s some nice bokeh.

It was dark for 100 film but it came out OK.

It was dark for 100 film but it came out OK.

Thankfully, I have some of this film left.  I love it!

Thankfully, I have some of this film left. I love it!