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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    Last two shots from this roll of expired Velvia 50:

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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    Now some expired Velvia 100!


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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    Fuji GX617 - Nevada's Valley of Fire. c. 1996

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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    Shot with my phone, but I thought I'd be fun to post some "making of" shots for that last one! I kept having to move my camera position down the stream to catch the little bit of light filtering in through the trees, so I'm not sure if this was the exact spot I ended up pulling the trigger.


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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    And now for something a little different ...

    The changes to yahoo groups is inspiring a lot of my group lists/forums to move to other server hosts, one of which is the Subminiature list, a forum for enthusiasts of sub-half-frame 35 cameras. Minox 8x11 is one of the big names there. Change has awakened a few of the posters… the list has been very very quiet for years. I was one of the earliest subscribers, some time in about 1995 or 1996; several old friends that date from that time and the next half decade appeared out of the blue. Some discussion ensued, and I got inspired.

    I checked my records and found that the last time I shot any Minox 8x11 film was two rolls I did in 2013. Wow, has it really been that long?

    Two of my Minox cameras—an early C and a 1980s EC—were just where I put them way back then … I pulled them out, found I'd left the battery in one. Oops! But no leakage, AND the ancient PX-27 battery was still at nominal voltage! That's testimony to how tight the electronics in that even more ancient Minox EC are.

    I used the battery to test the EC shutter as well as the Minox C shutter. Both working perfectly. So I made a decision, left the battery in the C, and loaded up a 36 exposure roll of Minox ASA 25 b&w film (Agfa APX25, expiration date 2002). Yeah. I pulled out the Minox mini tripod, the adapter for the EC flash to the C body, and the flash itself. The whole kit fits into a corner of the pocket of my bicycle bag. I carried it all on my cycle loop today and made six exposures. Feels so good to have this little camera back up and shooting again!

    Photos to come when I finish the roll and process it.

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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    Well, that roll is processed and ready to scan, along with the ancient roll that was half shot in the EC when I pulled them out of the drawer.

    But ... In the meantime, there's been more activity.

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    I signed up to obtain a first issue of the new Analog Forever magazine a few months ago. A week or three ago, I received an invite to a San Francisco photo walk in honor of their launch. Yesterday was the day...

    Getting ready to go, I thought about what camera to take along. The Hasselblad 500CM came to mind, but I recently had my Minox C and EC cameras out and I thought, "Hmm. I wonder if folks would like to see some Minox cameras. I'm sure there'll be other Hasselblads..." So I loaded a roll of Minopan (Agfa APX) 25 into the Minox C and a roll of Minopan 100 into the Minox EC. Carrying two Minox cameras with their flash unit as well as the Minox tripod (just in case) leaves my bag delightfully light and empty, to the point where I then thought, "Oh stuff it: I'll carry the Polaroid SLR670x by MiNT and two packs of 600 Color as well." That way we could share some photos at the end-walk meetup point at SF Camerawork.



    I took CalTrain up from San Jose to avoid having to deal with parking and traffic, and bussed up to the start point. Meet up was at Glass Key Photo on Sutter near Van Ness Avenue. I arrived as folks were beginning to show up and walked in. Oh my! I haven't seen a photo shop with a wall of printing papers and a set of refrigerators full of film behind the counter in quite a long time!

    People arrived with a delightful array of interesting cameras. Lots of instant film, new and old, 35mm RFs, 35mm SLRs, and MF SLRs/TLRs/RFs. A couple folks with 8mm and Super 8 movie cameras. Everyone was in a festive mood and happy to chat about their gear, their photography, etc, and there was a good mix of men and women as well. A few folks I knew from other events and places were there, notably my friends from Modern Book Gallery days Niniane and Danny. (Danny still works for Modern Book in their latest efforts and Niniane now works for Analog Forever.)

    The walk commenced with the usual hubbub of getting a group shot. About a hundred people had assembled... quite a daunting group to photograph in the narrow confines of the sidewalk outside the shop. After that we loosely meandered along in a spread out bunch of groups, first up to Bush Street and then down Bush to the Leica Store near the top of Grant Avenue and the Dragon Gate, people snapping photos as we went. Then the walk headed down to Market Street, and back towards Van Ness until we arrived at SF Camerawork.

    The conversation along the way was fun and engaging. People photographed each other, other people, sights along the way, etc etc. I shot one pack of my Polaroid Originals film, finished the roll in the Minox EC, and did about half the roll in the Minox C. Another guy with a 100 series Polaroid made a portrait of me, which he handed to me to hold until it was dry ... I lost track of him and still have it!


    I took one of him too:


    At SF Camerawork, a number of the instant film users (myself included) laid their photos out on the table for everyone to see. This was my set:


    I left a little early because I needed to catch the bus and train back home. On the way out, I asked one of the guys from Glass Key Photo if they carried Minox film, and it seems that they do if he recollects correctly. I did a few more snaps with the Minox C on the way home. There are now about 15 exposures to go in that camera.

    All in all, a very fun day of it. I look forward to my first issue of Analog Forever!
    The roll that I finished in the Minox EC is now processed and will be ready to scan as soon as it is dry...

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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    I've now scanned the Minox EC roll. While I made a few mistakes, most frequent of which is fitting the flash and forgetting to switch it from AUTO to Flash mode, there are some amuzing ... and some interesting! ... photos there. Guess that's what comes of not touching a camera for almost a decade.

    Have to blast through the C roll in the next couple of days and get that one processed and scanned too.

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    Re: More and more film fun with something other than a Leica M

    The evening before the SF photo walk this past weekend, I had the Minox EC with me when I met up with some friends for a drink at the local club. I took a couple of photos there … One, using the flash, of some friends appeals to me despite that it shows my usual error in making it…


    Minox EC + Minox Flash
    Minopan 100 (Agfa APX100) in HC-110 @ 1:49, 76°F for 7 minutes

    I'd forgotten to switch the EC from autoexposure mode to flash mode, so it was trying to capture a long exposure while the flash went off and froze the primary subject. I kind of like the point light tracery overlaid on the frame, though, so eh? So much for intent!

    More Minox soon.

    enjoy!
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