Tag Archives: point-and-shoot

52 Cameras: #86 – Ricoh FF-8WR




You never know what will show up when you have to by a “lot” of cameras to get what you’re looking for. I get to give something back too, since there’s bugger-all on the web and I got the manual.

Goober and Jem doing what cats do.

Goober and Jem doing what cats do.

Accelerated decrepitude.

Accelerated decrepitude.

Not great for moon photos.

Not great for moon photos.

Street sign being reclaimed by nature.

Street sign being reclaimed by nature.

Sunset by the old Santa Fe landfill.

Sunset by the old Santa Fe landfill.

Same shot in panorama.

Same shot in panorama.

52 Cameras: #8 – Nikon Coolpix 885


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



For what it is, a 12-year-old point-and-shoot (as of 2013), it’s a pretty good camera. All of the exposure information is taken from the Exif data written by the camera. I didn’t realize until I was captioning the pictures that they are all at widest, 8mm (38mm equivalent on a full-frame camera), or maximum zoom, 24mm (114mm equivalent).

She got really nervous when she realized her calf was on the other side of the fence.

Elk in Los Alamos -

Elk in Los Alamos – ISO 100, 24mm, f4.9 @ 1/148 sec.

Too many people gathered around so she led the calf back into the woods.

 Elk in Los Alamos - ISO 100, 24mm, f4.9 @ 1/422 sec.

Elk in Los Alamos – ISO 100, 24mm, f4.9 @ 1/422 sec.

Black Mesa from NM 502 - ISO 100, 8mm, f2.8 @ 1/80 sec.

Black Mesa from NM 502 – ISO 100, 8mm, f2.8 @ 1/80 sec.

Jemez Mountains at sunset - ISO 100, 8mm, f2.8 @ 1/249 sec.

Jemez Mountains at sunset – ISO 100, 8mm, f2.8 @ 1/249 sec.

The Bataan Memorial Building was built as the New Mexico State Capitol building in 1900.

Bataan Memorial Building, Santa Fe, NM - ISO 100, 24mm, f4.9 @ 1/326 sec.

Bataan Memorial Building, Santa Fe, NM – ISO 100, 24mm, f4.9 @ 1/326 sec.

It’s not too obvious in these reduced photos but the sensor has some stuck pixels. There’s a red dot in the bushy tree above the calf in the second elk picture and some dots in the sky of the Jemez picture.

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 Most of the rolls are a couple of years out of date.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.