Posts Tagged ‘ camera ’

Yashica Mat 124G and Pentax K1000

Hey guys, just got two new cameras!

The first is a Pentax K1000 which will be a fun SLR to play with.  Trying out a roll already and it feels pretty good so far.

The real find though is a Yashica Mat 124G! I love TRLs and I only have a Yashica A and a Blackbird Fly (doesn’t really count does it?). So since, it just past my birthday I decided to treat myself. Unfortunately the light meter seems to have some problems when changing aperatures. It’s fine but I really didnt want the hassle of carrying a hand light meter (an unreliable one at that) anymore.

OK gonna shoot some film with these and post some photos latr!

Kodak Portra 800 with my Nikon N8008

Taken months ago with my Nikon N8008, with one of my favorite films, Kodak Portra 800. This is a start of a project I was working on about summer in suburbia but it didn’t work out because it was in the middle of march. But I might try again now that its hot.

Most are of my friends just goofing off. My friend Yee Yang is almost in all of them.

Best Camera Ever!

Best Camera Ever! Friend got it for me at Party City for $3.

Also, don’t drink and drive, latr.

Minolta SRT 200

Hey guys, here’s a SLR I picked up from a thrift store. A Minolta SRT 200. I don’t know much about Minolta in general, but the lens it came with is ok, not as sharp as my other ones but good enough I think. This camera has an odd shutter release that pulls a shutter thing (?) over when cocked and releases it when shot. It’s hard to explain but because of that, it feels really different when shooting. My friend says it makes the camera sound cheap, but I think it gives it its own charm.

Also this camera has some pretty good vignetting, just look at the first photo.

I ran some Fuji Superia and some Ilford B&W and here’s what I got.

Overall it’s a fun camera to use when I’m bored using my Canonet or DSLR.

Latr guys!

New Polaroid Film is Finally Here! PX Film!

Finally thanks to the Impossible Project, Polaroid film is back in the form of the new PX film made for the 600 and SX-70. I’m excited about this but I think I’ll try out a pack or two first before I stock up on a load of PX.
Also, there’s an odd thing about the new Polaroid PX film, it starts out blue. When that little photo comes out of your Polaroid, it’s blue and fades to a black and white photo. Oh yeah, only black and white Polaroid film will be available, with color PX promised around summer of 2010.  I don’t really mind the blue, it really differentiates the PX films from their predecessors. You can see the film in action in the intro video for the PX film.

Also the PX film will have new “Darkslide collector cards”. Basically, you know the card that protects your film before you use it? It’s a piece of art now. The first few example were of weird quotes and phrases like, “catch a fly and give it a hug” or “feel the mood of your computer”. This could be very interesting, but I think it would be a lot cooler to add art to the collectable darkslides than just quotes, similar to how Mountain Dew had that Green Label Art thing.

Here’s a link to the new site: Impossble Project Go there for a ton of more info!

And some example shots can be seen at this website www.1854.eu.

Also here’s an interview with Forian Kaps, the Executive Director of the Impossible Project. Video from Mijonju @ circlerectangle.com

Well they are available on March 25, and I know I’m getting a few packs for my SX-70!
Latr guys!

Yashica Electro 35 GS – Need Help!

Ok so I go this Yashica Electro 35 GS because I love 35mm rangefinders. I got it pretty cheap but I can’t seem to get the meter to work. Apparently they don’t make the batteries needed for this camera anymore. If anyone has any suggestions or advice please let me know!

Also I’ve tried using a PX28A 6v battery with a spring, but it doesn’t seem to work either.