Tuesday, September 6, 2011

110 By The Sea

In this blog I pair scanned prints from two Minolta 110 cameras, a 1979 Pocket Pak 440E and the 110 Zoom SLR from 1976.

South beach at Sisters Rocks. 440E:
South beach at Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/2011
South beach at Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/2011
The 110 Zoom SLR:
South beach at Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/2011
The 440E serves as something of a wide angle:
South beach at Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/2011
Minimum focal length, 110 Zoom SLR:
South beach at Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/2011
Maximum focal length, 110 Zoom SLR:
South beach at Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/2011

The next series accompanies Grown Over from 8/22/2011. The Pocket Pak 440E approaches:
Abandoned building near Gold Beach, Andrew D. Barron©8/22/11
Once inside, 110 Zoom SLR:
Abandoned building near Gold Beach, Andrew D. Barron©8/22/11
Abandoned building near Gold Beach, Andrew D. Barron©8/22/11
It was fun to shoot with 110 cameras. I used the exposure compensation on the 110 Zoom SLR, but the results were much grainier than the unadjusted 440E. I think for my last cartridge, I will modify the long tab to register correctly as fast film in the Zoom 110 SLR.

I hope that Adox comes out with new film in the coming year. Who knows, I may be brave enough to reroll cartridges. In the mean time, you can get 110 film from the Film Photography Project Store. I love the show and have found much inspiration over the last year from the podcast.

Shooting with 110 cameras is fun. If you find one in a thrift store, give it a whirl. In my experience, the Minolta models feel more substantial than the later Kodaks, like my Ektra 2. Read more about Minolta 110 cameras.

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