Wednesday, 26 October 2016
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.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Friday, 21 October 2016
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
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.
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!