52 Cameras – Week 7 Results – Minolta Weathermatic A

“If you want something to look old, use an old camera.”

In some cases this is true, although much of the 'look' of a photo is influenced by film selection and processing methods. In this case, the Weathermatic A & Lomography Tiger 200 film teleported me back into the 1970s.

It's an easy camera to work with, although I'm personally never completely comfortable with a zone focus system. I always wonder if I've guessed correctly. The control knobs worked smoothly, and the thumb lever film advance is quick and cool. The flash is appropriate for a snapshot camera, but I found it to be underpowered in some of the large spaces where I shot. Many of the shots also seem slightly fogged; I think I need to clean the outer waterproof shell.

I didn't dare attempt immersion, but I did have occasion to shoot a bit at an indoor water park.

Overall, a neat and rugged camera but for regular 110 work I still like my Ektralite 10 better.

 

Kahuna Laguna, North Conway, NH

Field #9, Amesbury, MA

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury, MA

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury, MA

 

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