Tag Archives: point-and-shoot

52 Cameras: Vivitar PS:35




Another found photo. Kodak Max 400.

Another found photo. Kodak Max 400.


Rio Grande

Rio Grande


Trees on the way to the river.

Trees on the way to the river.


Jem checking out the stray cats outside.

Jem checking out the stray cats outside.


Not sure what happened here but I like it.

Not sure what happened here but I like it.




Sometimes getting information about a camera is pretty piecemeal.

It's actually a pretty sophisticated little camera. I may try to find the older, non-DX version to get more control.

It’s actually a pretty sophisticated little camera. I may try to find the older, non-DX version to get more control.


I can't remember if this is from an auction site, a wiki, or someone's blog.

I can’t remember if this is from an auction site, a wiki, or someone’s blog.


A screen grab of the box on an auction site gave me flash distance and max ISO.

A screen grab of the box on an auction site gave me flash distance and max ISO.


A tiny blurb in the September 1984 issue of Popular Science has shutter and aperture information. Typo - should say f/16, not f/1.6.

A tiny blurb in the September 1984 issue of Popular Science has shutter and aperture information. Typo – should say f/16, not f/1.6.


My test roll.

My test roll.

52 Cameras: Canon Sure Shot Ace


The “Phound Photos” post for this camera: http://exit272.com/?p=4897



This is what I meant in the video. Down low = "Hey, whatcha got?"

This is what I meant in the video. Down low = “Hey, whatcha got?”


Ristra at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Ristra at the Santa Fe Convention Center.


Sculpture at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Sculpture at the Santa Fe Convention Center.


Poor Jem with his eyes blown out by the flash.

Poor Jem with his eyes blown out by the flash.

52 Cameras: Olympus Trip MD


The site with the lens construction info:
http://www.optiksammlung.de/Olympus/TripMD.html

The manual is under Manuals & Ephemera.



I’ll do a separate post about the failed 1st roll. I ended up having some fun with it.

Jem - gray and orange always go together.

Jem – gray and orange always go together.


A new (to us) stray in the neighborhood. King Tux. Those are some honkin' toe beans.

A new (to us) stray in the neighborhood. King Tux. Those are some honkin’ toe beans.


Central Ave. in Albuquerque.

Central Ave. in Albuquerque.


Old firetrucks and wreckers.

Old firetrucks and wreckers.


I couldn't decide so here's a cropped version too.

I couldn’t decide so here’s a cropped version too.


In the above two images, I like the barbed wire and fence receding into the distance in the first one. I also like the focus on the vehicles in the second one.

I got up too late to get pristine snow but it's still pretty.

I got up too late to get pristine snow but it’s still pretty.


Red picnic table at the Camel Rock Valero.

Red picnic table at the Camel Rock Valero.


The background colors were “meh” and there were some weird red flares on the wall so I desaturated everything but the table.

52 Cameras: Nikon Coolpix L310


Nikon still has the manual here.



A photo that was on the SD card when I got the camera.
 The previous owner had a lot of bird images.

The previous owner had a lot of bird images.


I’ll do a separate “Phound Photos” post. The card had images from 14 Dec 2012 to 11 Jul 2013.

McPigeons in Bernalillo, NM.

McPigeons in Bernalillo, NM.


Goober.

Goober.


Storm over the Jemez Mountains.

Storm over the Jemez Mountains.


Not a scene mode but it has settings for B&W, sepia, cyanotype, & vivid.

Not a scene mode but it has settings for B&W, sepia, cyanotype, & vivid.


Doorbell & shadow.

Doorbell & shadow.

Figuring Out F-Stops – Olympus Trip MD

Like the Konica Tomato/Pop-10, the brightest f-stop is the only one given in the manufacturer’s literature. Unlike the Tomato, I couldn’t find information on line so I had to do it myself.

If you don’t care how I arrived at these values and trust a random web page, here’s a table:

ISO Flash F-Stop
100 yes 4
100 no 8
200 yes 5.6
200 no 11
400 yes 8
400 no 16
1000 yes 11
1000 no 22

These values are rounded to the nearest whole stop. YMMV. Not responsible for ruined shots, hives, divorce, or any negative outcome resulting from the use of this information.

The camera is dark gray or black but the LED lights made it look blue.

Trusting that 35mm really is the focal length and f/4 really is the brightest f-stop:
35mm / 4 = 8.75mm diameter with the lens wide open.

You only get F4 at ISO 100 and the flash popped up.

You only get F4 at ISO 100 and the flash popped up.

The area is what’s important for exposure. Focal length/diameter=f-stop only holds for circular apertures. For most, I treated the shapes like diamonds and used (b x h)/2 for the area. To keep things simple, I cropped in to the edge of the lens and then resized to 875 pixels so 100 pixels is one millimeter. Once I had an approximate area, I used the equivalent circle area to get a diameter. SensorsOne has a great calculator so I could just plug in the area instead of using a calculator and working backwards from area=π r² every time.

ISO 200 with the flash came out to about f5 so I rounded it to the nearest full stop at f5.6

ISO 200 with the flash came out to about f5 so I rounded it to the nearest full stop at f5.6


ISO 100 w/o flash & ISO 400 with flash are ~ f8 (7.2 calc'd).

ISO 100 w/o flash & ISO 400 with flash are ~ f8 (7.2 calc’d).


ISO 200 w/o flash & ISO 1000 with flash are ~ f11 (10.3 calc'd).

ISO 200 w/o flash & ISO 1000 with flash are ~ f11 (10.3 calc’d).


The last one was still approximated to a diamond but I had to be more accurate as the apertures got smaller.
At ISO 400 & no flash, the shape got less diamond-like so 2 circles and 2 squares give f14.

At ISO 400 & no flash, the shape got less diamond-like so 2 circles and 2 squares give f14.


ISO 1000 w/o flash is a pill shape so a circle cut in 1/2 and a small rectangle approximate the area for f18.

ISO 1000 w/o flash is a pill shape so a circle cut in 1/2 and a small rectangle approximate the area for f18.

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.