Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Week 356 - Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic A

Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic A
Another 126 camera which is a cut above the basic. This one by Zeiss Ikon has an automatic exposure system, but it no longer works. The aperture remains at about the half way point, and the shutter only works on one setting, when placed in the flash setting it acts as a "B" setting, but I'm sure this is not meant to be the case.
With 126 film being scarce, I transferred the part used film from past week's camera, so I only have a few exposure to play with this week.

photo from week 355 - Minolta Autopak 600-X

Miro's Studio
This is the exterior of the studio of the artist Joan Miro. I thought the square elements of the building fitted well with the square format of 126.

Monday, 24 October 2016

photo from week 355 - Minolta Autopak 600-X

reflected self-portrait with Minolta Autopak 600-X camera and royal crown
Indoor mirror self-portraits can be a challenge for 126 cameras, but this one has focussing, and exposure control, so it coped fine in the relatively low light.

photo from week 355 - Minolta Autopak 600-X

Palma Marathon & Cathedral
I took the Minolta to Palma, Mallorca. This was taken near the finishing line for the Palma Marathon, and shows an award ceremony with the cathedral in the background.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Week 355 - Minolta Autopak 600-X

Minolta Autopak 600-X
The Minolta Autopak 600-X is one of the higher spec 126 cameras, most were simple point and shoots, but this one has zone focusing, an f2.8 lens, and automatic exposure control. Of course the film is now obsolete, and only expired stock is available. I've loaded it with a fairly recent cartridge of Solaris ISO 200 colour negative film.

Monday, 17 October 2016

photo from week 354 - "Dogs show up in every photo" - Novelty Camera

Palma tower with ghost dog
You can just make out the dog in the sky, on the camera packaging it implied that the dog images were not superimposed on the taken image, their example against a clear blue sky shows a very well defined dog.

photo from week 354 - "Dogs show up in every photo" - Novelty Camera

reflected self-portrait with "Dogs show up in every picture" camera
The results were very disappointing, the dog images were pre-exposed onto the film, but were very faint, and on many photos were all but invisible, having been "drowned out" by the light areas in the scene. This indoor shot is the only one to clearly show a dog!