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View to Lundy

View to Lundy by 35mm_photographs
View to Lundy, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

Photograph taken with a Pentax P30 35mm camera using an out of date roll of Kodak Gold film (Kodak GT 800-4).

Taken from a moving car on the road leading down into Woolacombe Bay

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Swingboats Woolacombe Beach


Photograph taken with a Pentax P30 35mm camera using an out of date roll of Kodak Gold film (Kodak GT 800-4).

Mortehoe – from Chichester Arms


Photograph taken with a Pentax P30 35mm camera using an out of date roll of Kodak Gold film (Kodak GT 800-4).

Pentax Espio 120mi – #Paignton #Devon

Paignton Beach - Pentax Espio 120mi

I recently went down to Paignton in South Devon to see me my old mate Garry – we had a splendid day drinking at a Beer Festival and managed to take some decent photographs of Paignton Pier with an old Pentax Espio 120mi. This is point-and-shoot, mid-range, 35mm film camera. The Espio is an autofocus unit with automatic exposure settings and a built in flash unit.

One of the most useful applications available on this model is ‘backlight compensation’ setting, which enables you to take a photograph using natural light in the background and flash in the foreground, giving an even tone across the image. Panorama mode is included in this little package which gives a different aspect ratio from most other cameras.

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Olympus Trip 35, another film camera I was searching for

My rummaging around in junk shops sometimes reaps great rewards. On my recent hunting expedition I found an Olympus Trip 35, another film camera I was searching for.

The Trip 35 is a 35mm compact camera, manufactured by Olympus. It was introduced in 1967 and discontinued, after a lengthy production run, in 1984. This camera makes use of a selenium photocell to select the shutter speeds and aperture let novices use the camera as a “point & shoot”, unfortunately this does not work on mine.

The Trip name was a reference to its intended market – people who wanted a compact, functional camera for holidays. During the 1970s it was the subject of an advertising campaign that featured popular British photographer David Bailey. Over ten million units were sold.

Olympus Trip 35. (2012, August 16). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:03, October 20, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Olympus_Trip_35&oldid=507702469

Pentax Spotmatic

My blog has reach number 1 in the top printing blog charts today. Image taken with a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm Camera - August 2012. Here is another photograph taken with vintage Pentax camera I purchased of ebay on the 15th July 2012. The Pentax Spotmatic takes M42 screw-thread lenses and was introduced by Asahi in 1964, it was the first SLR … Continue reading ?The image above: After Lunch by 35mm_photographs on Flickr

Image above taken with a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm Camera – August 2012.

Here is another photograph taken with vintage Pentax camera I purchased of ebay on the 15th July 2012. The Pentax Spotmatic takes M42 screw-thread lenses and was introduced by Asahi in 1964, it was the first SLR … Continue reading ?

The photograph: After Lunch by 35mm_photographs on Flickr

Woolacombe (darkroom error) #ndevon #art

Woolacombe (darkroom error) by 35mm_photographs

The photograph above (Woolacombe (darkroom error), a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr) was taken looking down on Woolacombe using a Pentax Espio 120mi and Ilford HP5 Plus a 35mm black and white film. More on HP5  here?

View 2 PutsboroughAcrylic and oil paint on canvas. Painted Sept. 2002

The horseshoe of sand that is Woolacombe Bay, constantly changes. The summer and the sun bring the tourists, the winter brings drama to the seascape. The surfers and hang gliders, brave the seasons’ changes. The one end of the beach is the town of Woolacombe, to the other is Putsborough  and Baggy Point…Read more

Falmouth boats – film jam

Falmouth boats by 35mm_photographs

Occasionally the film jams in my Pentax K1000, this has happened ever since I first had the camera from new, sometimes this is really annoying but the sometimes you get great accidental results

I took this image in September 2012, on the water front, in Falmouth, Cornwall. Falmouth boats, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

Travel – 35mm images go wrong in Venice

View to St Marks Square

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I haven’t used a 35mm camera for years. I recently decided to take my old Pentax K1000 with me to Venice. I took some great black and white shots from our hotel window, looking out over the Grand Canal towards … Continue reading ?

Towards Morte Point #ndevon – Pentax K1000

Towards Morte Point by 35mm_photographs

I love film cameras – how unreal are these colours?

Taken with my trusty Pentax K1000 35mm camera – September 2012. Towards Morte Point, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

The Pentax K1000 is an almost all metal, mechanically (springs, gears, levers) controlled, manual-focus SLR with manual exposure control. It was completely operable without batteries. It only needed batteries (one A76 or S76, or LR44 or SR44) for the light metering information system. This consisted of a center-the-needle exposure control system using a galvanometer needle pointer moving between vertically arranged +/– over/underexposure markers at the right side of the viewfinder to indicate the readings of the built-in full-scene averaging, cadmium sulfide (CdS) light meter versus the actual camera settings. The meter did not have a true on/off switch and the lens cap needed to be kept on the lens to prevent draining the battery when the K1000 was not in use.

Pentax K1000. (2012, May 31). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:26, June 8, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pentax_K1000&oldid=495230110

 

Tubes of Oil Paint cost a lot

Tubes of oil paint by 35mm_photographs

I cant believe how much oil paints cost – I’m going to have to charge for my paintings by the square inch (or centimeter) from now on.


The photograph above was taken with a Pentax K1000 35mm film camera in the studio of West Buckland School in the 150 building – September 2012. Tubes of oil paint, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

35mm film camera – Pentax Espio 120mi

Both images were taken using the ‘backlight compensation’ mode.

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The photographs above and below were taken on Morte Point using a Pentax Espio 120mi and Ilford HP5 Plus a 35mm black and white film. More on HP5  here?

The Pentax Espio 120mi is point-and-shoot, mid-range, 35mm film camera (also called a compact camera) and is a still camera designed for simplicity. The Espio is an autofocus unit, having automatic exposure settings options and a built in flash unit.

Design initiatives make this a small and flexible camera – notably the physical size and overall quality of finish make this camera a stylish baby. It houses a good quality zoom lens (38-120mm), with plenty of features that enable a variety of picture taking settings. The focus and exposure system on this easy to use camera is an improvement on earlier Pentax compacts, giving sharp results and a decent contrast of tones. One of the most useful applications available on this model is ‘backlight compensation’ setting, which enables you to take a photograph using natural light in the background and flash in the foreground, giving an even tone across the image. Panorama mode is included in this little package which gives a different aspect ratio from most other cameras.

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