Saturday, 29 March 2014
This self-portrait was taken using aperture priority so that I could stop down to improve depth of field and mitigate any auto-focus. This of course meant a long exposure, so I used a tripod and the self-timer, the exposure was 2 seconds.
I don't have a dedicated APS film holder for my scanner, so I simply lay the negatives strips directly onto the platen. I particularly wanted to scan the full width of the film to show the two perforations per frame that the APS format uses. This is two consecutive frames together.
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
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.
Saturday, 22 March 2014
reflected self-portrait with Loreo Stereo camera and jester's hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Friday, 21 March 2014
There is only one shutter speed and aperture, so this really is a basic camera, although there is a flash built in, it no longer works on my example.
A stereo pair is produced on a single frame of 35mm film, this is achieved by having a series of mirrors to create the required separation between the viewpoints, as without the mirrors, the two lenses would be too close together to gain a satisfactory stereo result.
Sunday, 16 March 2014
reflected self-portrait with Konica C35 camera and mortar board, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
There is a single fixed shutter speed, but a selenium meter adjusts the aperture using the "needle trap" method. The maximum aperture is f2.8, so despite the single shutter speed, it should be usable in poor daylight conditions.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
reflected self-portrait with Lomo LC-A+ camera and wooly hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Monday, 3 March 2014
reflected self-portrait with Olympus Pen FT camera and striped hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.