Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Week 221 - Minolta Vectis S-100
The Minolta Vectis S-100 is the first APS camera that I have used. The APS (Advanced Photo System) was introduced in 1996, it used 24mm wide film, and had provisions for three different aspect ratios to be selected, though the negative always recorded the full frame, and the different formats were implemented at the printing stage, with data being read from the film to tell the machines which aspect to use.
APS was a short lived format as soon after it was introduced digital cameras started to become more affordable, and the non-technically minded snap shooter, for whom the APS system was ideal, soon switched to digital. The film is no longer made, but is still fairly easy to find online.