FP4 party #1

Minolta SRT201/135mm / Ilford FP4 in HC110b 9:00 Shot for December’s #fp4party on Twitter. I just got around to developing now. From a short roll of 12 there were at least 4 keepers, but my favorite shot was water spotted. We’ll see if a rewash saves them.

Week 80 – Minolta Autopak 400X

The cameras are back! I’ve written a bit about 126 cameras before; for this session I chose the Minolta Autopak 400X. Launched in 1972, the 400X’s claim to fame is its selenium light meter. It automatically selects between 1/45 and 1/90 shutter speeds based on available light. A mechanical system turns the viewfinder red ifContinue reading “Week 80 – Minolta Autopak 400X”

Minolta Weathermatic 35DL – week 44 results

The Weathermatic 35DL was a mixed bag of results. The good news is that the seals proved watertight. My excursion to the water park left it unscathed. The outdoor shots came out nicely. The flash, however, was another matter. I’m not sure if the problem was in the flash unit or the metering, but allContinue reading “Minolta Weathermatic 35DL – week 44 results”

Week 44 – Minolta Weathermatic 35DL

  The Minolta Weathermatic 35DL is a big brother to the Weathermatic A reviewed back in week 7.  It’s a fully automatic, water- and weatherproof 35mm point and shoot.  Everything from advance to flash is fully automated and motorized, with no options available.  The DL stands for Dual Lens; a button on top switches betweenContinue reading “Week 44 – Minolta Weathermatic 35DL”