52 Cameras – Week 8 Results – Konica C35

The C35 proved to be a nice pocket camera. In spite of my concerns, the poor seals did not produce any light leaks. The preset aperture/shutter combinations seem to work well, although a few of my lower-light photos did show evidence of camera shake. I'll be returning to this one in the regular rotation, I… Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 8 Results – Konica C35

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… Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 7 Results – Minolta Weathermatic A

52 Cameras – Week 8 – Konica C35 Automatic

Introduced in 1971, the Konica C35 Automatic is a compact ragnefinder small enough to carry in a pocket. It features a fully automatic exposure system in which the shutter speed and aperture run in predefined combinations. Mine was an eBay bargain; the leatherette is peeling from the back cover and it needs new light seals.… Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 8 – Konica C35 Automatic

Week 7 – Minolta Weathermatic A – 52 Cameras

The Minolta Weathermatic A is a weatherproof 110-film camera introduced in 1980. A friend of mine had one of these in hight school; I only knew it as a yellow camera. In fact it's waterproof to 3 meters. It has a zone focus system and three different apertures all selected by the black knobs on… Continue reading Week 7 – Minolta Weathermatic A – 52 Cameras