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Yashica Electro 35 GSN – Kodak Elitechrome EB100

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I was excited to find a Yashica camera at a record store in Montreal’s NDG neighbourhood. The perks that drew me to this camera: a low F/1.8 aperture, rangefinder capabilities, and auto-exposure with the help of a built-in light meter. It originally takes a PX32 battery which is no longer available. The workaround I am using is a 28A 6v wrapped in foam to make it the correct width and an old metal spring to make it the correct height. Apparently it can also take four LR44 batteries. When the current battery dies, I will try that since it is much more readily available.

For all of its capabilities, that simply meant there was much more that could go wrong with this camera. First off, after finishing this roll, I realized that the rangefinder was not calibrated properly. It’s off by a few feet. There are instructions online on how to tinker with it. Unfortunately, doing so has caused the shutter to stop working. So, now there is much more work to be done with it.

Another problem was the light meter over-exposing most of the roll. Between the focus and the exposure out of whack, very few photos actually turned out. But the camera has great promise if it can just be fixed. I like the idea of a low aperture film camera. And not having to guess the shutter speed makes the Yashica Electro 35 an easy camera to carry around for on-the-fly shooting.

Camera: Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Film: Kodak Elitechrome EB100 cross processed slide 35mm
Location: Montreal in April 2011

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Ansco Pix Panorama

Here is a two year old roll of film. Yikes I have a lot of catching up to do. The Ansco Pix Panorama isn’t that remarkable of a camera, as was to be expected. The pictures weren’t that sharp, weren’t that dreamy, no fun quirks.

These photos were taken around Montreal in March of 2011. The roll also includes a road trip to Burlington, VT.

Camera: Ansco Pix Panorama
Film: Kodak Elitechrome EB100 cross processed slide 35mm
Location: Montreal, Burlington, VT

 

Vivitar UWS – Once again!

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Just another roll of film in the Vivitar UWS. I took the camera out on a beautiful sunny day back in February, the day after a snowstorm.

Camera: Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim
Film: Kodak Elitechrome EB100 cross processed slide 35mm

SuperSampler!

I have a new Lomography camera! I got the SuperSampler as a Christmas gift this year. It’s a cute alien-esque camera that takes 4 shots in a row with two different speeds: 4 shots in 2 seconds or 4 shots in .2 seconds. There are four 24mm lens with a fixed 1/100 sec shutter speed and a fixed focus from 1 foot to infinity. It has a fairly minimalistic design with no viewfinder to speak of. I saw in the packaging that they had a hallow rectangle that you can attach to the side and use as a viewfinder, but I couldn’t find it in the box. The film advances by using the pull string, so if you are in a hurry to capture a few shots of action in a row, you can take a shot, advance, and take another shot in no time. And the shutter makes a very curious whirring noise as each of the shutters are releasing.

But this poor camera is malfunctioning. The final lens stays open until the film is advanced. So my last frame of each of the shots turned out completely white. I will have to contact Lomography and hope they replace it! In the shots below, I just cropped out the accursed final frame.

The SuperSampler opens up many other photo possibilities and techniques to try. I experimented with keeping the camera on the same subject but jiggling the camera around. The resulting image shows far more overlap of the subject matter in each frame than I expected, so I will have to remember that next time. But I still haven’t tried holding the camera as a portrait, or spinning it, or many more possibilities. I really like the sliding shots! I guess the camera was made for moments like those.

Here’s hoping my next roll of film with this camera will have all 4 frames!

Camera: Lomography SuperSampler
Film: Kodak EB100 cross processed slide 35mm
Location: St. John’s and Montreal
Scanned with Epson V500

Smena 8m – EB100 Film

Ah, the joys of taking photos in the dead of winter. Half of this roll was taken on a beautiful sunny day here in Montreal that I just had to take advantage of. Unfortunately, it was also a day that it was -25 degrees C, even colder with the wind chill. My 45 minute walk to work expanded into an hour and a half with all of the sidetracks and alleys and fiddling with my new light meter. That is a LONG time to be out in that weather! But everything just looks better on a sunny day. I’m enthralled by the way smoke looks against the sky! Building tops look even more interesting!

The rest of the photos are from New Year’s in St. John’s. Enjoy!

Camera: Smena 8m
Film: Kodak EB100 cross processed slide 35mm
Location: St. John’s and Montreal

Vivitar PN2011


This is another point and shoot Vivitar camera. I’m not sure when it was made, but it’s name suggests it is this year’s model! How fitting! This camera multitasks panorama and standard shots with the flip of a switch. So it’s sort of a IC101 and the IC100 combined. It’s a fixed focus, fixed aperture, fixed shutter speed camera. All the Vivitars seem to be F/8 and 1/125th shutter, and the PN2011  is no exception. Using 100 film, I tried to only use it in sunlight.

I found that the camera didn’t produce shots as crisp as the IC101 Panorama. Some of the pictures are a bit fuzzy, particularly noticeable in the shots of people. Maybe it’s just this roll, but the IC101 has taken more consistently impressive photos. With the exception of a few, the shots didn’t “wow” me as much. It doesn’t have the magic! Maybe I’ll pull it out again and give it another try.

I used Kodak Elitechrome EB100 film in it. Why am I using this film so often? Because I bought a pack of 40 for really cheap on eBay. Like, $2 each. Cheeeap.

Camera: Vivitar PN2011
Film: Kodak Elitechrome EB100 cross processed slide 35mm
Scanned with Epson V500

Diana F+ Panorama Sprockets

The possibilities with the Diana camera are endless! I mentioned in an earlier post about using the different frame masks with the 35mm back. For this roll, I used the panoramic option with sprockets exposed (33 x 48mm) and I took it bowling! This was also my first time using any panoramic option with the camera and I loved it, especially with the fisheye lens. Since regular sized 35mm negatives suffer from being small in stature, many of the lens lose their effect because the negatives simply aren’t big enough to show the edges of the lens. Shooting in panorama seems to be a great compromise. The fisheye is recognizably fisheye! Not quite as obvious as when you use it with 120 film, but it looks better than non-panorama. I didn’t use the telephoto lens, but I bet the vignetting would have actually shown.

The first few shots that are darker, I used the N shutter speed (1/60) and F/11 with flash. The other shots, I used flash and the Bulb setting held open for about a second. A bit overexposed and shaky (I didn’t use a tripod), but the colours came out very green and very nice. The dreamy quality of the Diana really comes through.

Camera: Diana F+ with 33 x 48mm frame mask for 35mm film (panorama with sprockets).
Film: Kodak Elitechrome EB100 cross processed slide 35mm
Scanned with Epson V500