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52 Cameras: # 183 — Yashica 230-AF




It speaks well for this camera that even with the shutter malfunction, giving a useful format of 36mm wide X 12mm high, I got some usable images. Most are sharpened a bit – they’re cropped to about 25% of normal area.

Kodak-Alaris Color Plus 200. I’m glad Kodak-Alaris re-introduced Color Plus. Usually, Gold 200 is what’s available in the US. Color Plus is good film for really cheap. I like it better than the Gold — it isn’t as saturated so images are more WYSIWYG. I can always add saturation in post if that’s what the subject calls for.

Scanned with a Canon CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI.

Ant pile

Ant pile


Flowers in our friend's yard

Flowers in our friend’s yard


I left this uncropped except for the black part.  It made an interesting composition

I left this uncropped except for the black part. It made an interesting composition


M was critter-sitting.  The meanest turkey you'll ever meet.

M was critter-sitting. The meanest turkey you’ll ever meet.


Flowers in the yard.

Flowers in the yard.


I wish I had a better photo of Hank.  He's a 300 lb sweetheart.

I wish I had a better photo of Hank. He’s a 300 lb sweetheart.


Jem.  His paws were in the unexposed part.  Another sweetheart.

Jem. His paws were in the unexposed part. Another sweetheart.

52 Cameras: #10 – Pentax P3


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



Expired Kodak Max 400 processed and scanned by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe

I left the polarizer on the Rikenon. I had forgotten how much vignetting it adds at the wide end. I think this was at 1/60 sec.

RKN 35-70mm, f3.5 @ 1/60

RKN 35-70mm, f3.5 @ 1/60

The rest of the posted shots are with the Pentax 50mm/f2. I took some with a Takumar 70-200mm/f4. It’s a nice lens but telephoto + shivering morning – tripod = blurry pictures.

Buddha in downtown Santa Fe - I used 'A' mode for "street shooting" so I don't know the aperture/shutter settings

Buddha in downtown Santa Fe – I used ‘A’ mode for “street shooting” so I don’t know the aperture/shutter settings

Blankets for sale

Blankets for sale

Skater and lamps at De Vargas Skatepark

Skater and lamps at De Vargas Skatepark

Papier mâché skull for El Día De Los Muertos

Papier mâché skull for El Día De Los Muertos

Cider jug from Kentucky

Cider jug from Kentucky

52 Cameras: #4 – Canon AE-1


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



Kind of disappointing results. I used Kodak Max 800 film because I wanted to use a 400mm lens I got with the camera to photograph the moon. It’s a Prospec 400/5.6. I haven’t found too much information on it — it seems to be a JC Penny rebranded Tokina lens. I’ll try it again, either after I fix this Canon or on another FD mount body.

The shots after the moon was fully up are junk but this one through the trees is at least interesting.

Full moon through the trees - 400mm/f5.6 @ 1sec on Kodak Max 800

Full moon through the trees – 400mm/f5.6 @ 1sec

This is better. I used the Canon 50mm/1.4. Crazy grain from the film but I can see that I’ll want to shoot more with this camera/lens combo after I fix the switch on the AE-1.

Zoe - 50mm/f1.4 @ 1/30

Zoe – 50mm/f1.4 @ 1/30

52 Cameras: #2 – Nikon F


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



Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4. Fujicolor Superia 400 (expired). I lost the first four shots but that’s the risk shooting old film. Film processing and scanning by The Camera Shop Of Santa Fe. No post-processing except resizing.

I was looking for a stray cat near my local supermercado and saw these flowers.

Flowers - f 5.6 @ 1/60

Flowers – f 5.6 @ 1/60

The “Belle of the Southwest” in Las Vegas, NM.

Plaza Hotel - f 8 @ 1/250

Plaza Hotel – f 8 @ 1/250

Corgis rule!

Chloe - f 1.4 @ 1/60

Chloe – f 1.4 @ 1/60