Kodak Etralite 10 – week 51 results

The Ektralite 10 is a nice snapshot camera. Kodak really hit the mark with this one. It’s not very special, but for quick and easy photos of the family, it just works. The 110 format produces a smaller, grainier image than I prefer, but this camera did a decent job with the conditions it wasContinue reading “Kodak Etralite 10 – week 51 results”

52 Cameras – Week 19 results – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR

This camera was loads of fun, with a few quirks. Exposure is automatic based on the selected aperture. If the shutter speed is out of range, an LED triangle lights in the finder pointing in the proper direction to turn the exposure wheel to correct. If the shot is acceptable, no feedback is provided.  Continue reading “52 Cameras – Week 19 results – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR”

52 Cameras – Week 19 – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR

I have an oddity this week, a Single Lens Reflex camera using 110 cartridge subminiature film. The Minolta 110 Zoom SLR (Mark I) was introduced in 1976. It is an odd-looking little pancake of a camera with a 25-50mm f4.5 zoom lens. Focus is manual with a micro prism finder spot. Exposure is aperture priorityContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 19 – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR”

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 toContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 7 Results – Minolta Weathermatic A”

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 onContinue reading “Week 7 – Minolta Weathermatic A – 52 Cameras”