Happy SUNday! – fun with Fuji

ISO 800 color film was made for shooting in full sunlight to be able to take advantage of the film’s full capabilities.
Image trickery.
I’ve decided to sell my Fuji. It’s available in my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 is one of my all-time favorite instant film cameras. The large 62 x 99mm picture is a format that I more easily relate to (6 x 7cm). The fill-in flash feature is nice since it “fills in” shadows in bright sunlight which is the best way to take advantage of the color and sharpness of the film. I haven’t used the Mono Chrome film yet so I don’t know how well it actually performs. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Kodak Kodachrome 25 – early 1970s classic film

I can’t even begin to guess how many rolls of this I shot in the 1970s.
You had better have lots of bright sunlight and a fast lens to shoot this back in the day!

One of my many unused rolls of film that I have on display in my camera collection. How many remember shooting this stuff? Thanks for stopping by, Chris http://www.ccstudio2380.com

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Under the radar Yashica 35mm P&S compact film camera – Yashica Zoomate 150EF

Yashica Zoomate 150EF set from 2001.
Kyocera Zoom Lens – 10 elements in 8 groups, coated, dual aspherical optics.
Still new in its box!

PRESS RELEASE

February 9, 2001

KYOCERA RELEASES SECOND COMPACT ZOOM

CAMERA WITH THE YASHICA ZOOMATE 150EF

Somerset, NJ—Following in the wake of its successful launch of the Yashica Zoomate

165EF compact zoom camera, Kyocera Optics now unveils the latest offering in its line

of “Super Flash” cameras—the Yashica Zoomate 150EF.

Like its sister camera, the Zoomate 150EF is fully loaded with the features and

performance photographers demand in a compact 35mm camera. Fully automatic, the

camera provides auto focus, auto exposure, and five built-in flash modes. A precise, five-point

passive focusing system locks your subject in focus for exceptionally sharp

photographs with every shot. The 38mm-150mm lens glides to the setting of your choice

with the touch of a button. With its programmed auto exposure, the camera insures the

best color and contrast under a range of lighting conditions. Five flash options—

including fill flash and red-eye reduction—allow the photographer to select the flash

strength desired to properly illuminate his subject: Backlit objects are brightened,

daytime shadows are eliminated and intimate portraits can be created using only natural

light.

Constructed of ten elements in eight groups, the lens system in the Zoomate 150EF

provides astonishing color and clarity. Brilliant colors pop off each photo, whether the

subject is a Cape Cod sunset or a family reunion. The sharpness of the images perfectly

complements the color. Thanks to the camera’s coated dual aspherical lens, crisp,

detailed photos are created shot after shot.

The Zoomate 150EF boasts an array of other key features as well. Standard features

include automatic film load/advance/rewind, mid-roll manual rewind, a top shutter speed

of 1/300 second, Infinity Lock, and a built-in panoramic switch. For users with

eyeglasses, the camera offers a built-in adjustable diopter (+1 – -3). For photographers who demand excellent optics,

outstanding flash functionality and fully automatic features in a compact, lightweight

camera, the Yashica Zoomate 150EF is the perfect combination of power and

performance.

The Zoomate 150EF is manufactured by Kyocera Optics, Inc., a division of Kyocera

International, Inc.

Just in time for Christmas, I’ve added this to my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com… Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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A reminder, it’s the season of mangled boxes!

Pack carefully! If you’re an online seller here is a gentle reminder to pack your outgoing items carefully.

The inbound package I received today from USPS. It’s a very good thing the seller left a little room in his package and used lots of bubble wrap. An inch away from disaster!

Packages can get damaged at any time of year but with the “crunch” of holiday mail and packages, it’s especially important to pack your online sale items exceptionally well. It looks like this box had a very rough time of it as it traveled to my front door. It’s a good thing there weren’t any loose items inside.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Selling! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia film simulation and a 62-year-old Yashica lens…

Taken in deep shade during the late afternoon so it skews overly bluish which is actually how the scene looked. Nice true reds and again natural greens.
Out of the shadows and into the light the blue sky looks more natural against the deep greens of the trees.
I purposefully shot this high-contrast scene to see how my Yashikor lens handled it. Well, I believe.
I’m always pleasantly amazed by the quality of my images when shooting vintage lenses on a mirrorless digital camera. I believe I took this at f/11.

This is the first time in a very long time that I switched on the Velvia film simulation mode on my Fujifilm X-A10 mirrorless digital camera. I do enjoy shooting my classic film lenses on my camera – I used the Fotodiox L39 – FX adapter to mount the Yashikor lens to the modern camera. You can too… give it a try as it opens up a whole new world of photographic fun.

Vintage glass from Yashica and Tomioka.

Let me add that none of these images were cropped in any way nor were they subject to endless post-production manipulation. These are about as straight from the camera as you can get.

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Yashica Flex AS-II from Yashima – 1954

Beautiful Yashica Flex AS-II from 1954

Yashima Kogaku, later Yashica (1958) made this wonderful gem in 1954. It’s a great medium-format camera that shoots 120-roll films which are still widely available today and very popular. This camera features an attached exposure meter that was made by Sekonic. Photographed in the downtown Fernandina Beach Historic District post office ca. 1911.

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Yashica’s Yashikor f/2.8 5cm Gem

A wonderful LTM lens from 1959 was likely made for Yashica by Tomioka Optical for use on their new Yashica YE 35mm Leica-inspired rangefinder camera. The YE was also known as the 35 YE and the 35 E type during its short run.

Here the lens is shown mounted to my Nicca 3-S.
It’s a handsome lens and it looks well-suited for this mid-1950s Nicca.
A test image from my Fujifilm X-A10 with Fotodiox adapter. I believe this was taken at f/11.
At f/8 or f/11
This one was taken late in the day in deep shade. The Fujifilm X-A10 was set to Velvia film simulation mode. Nice strong colors and sharp contrast.

If you’re interested in discovering more about this under-the-radar lens and Yashica camera might I suggest you stop by my good friend Paul Sokk’s site at http://www.yashicatlr.com/YE&YF.html#yashicaye

As always, thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Scaling back my mountain of Fuji cameras…

I’ve been collecting all sorts of interesting and fun-to-use cameras from the Fuji Photo Film Company for years. From the humble Fujipet 6×6 camera from the late 1950s to the incredible Fujicaflex TLR (their only TLR), to the amazing Fujica GW690 Professional rangefinder, and all of the little Fujifilm FinePix digital cameras of the 2000s. Not to leave out my brief ownership of a really nice Fujica ST701 35mm SLR and all of the Fujifilm Discovery point & shoot cameras and the other equally unique Fuji “Plastic Fantastics” that I still own.

The time has come to start the big sell-off as our plan is to move to a smaller place within the next three to five years and there just won’t be enough room to display everything. S with that said, here is just one of my “new old stock” Fujis – the Fuji K-28 “Construction Camera”.

A truly heavy-duty waterproof, dirtproof 35mm work site point & shoot camera from 1991.
A 4mm thick piece of fixed glass protects the sharp 28mm Fujinon lens.
Everything is sealed against water, dirt, and dust. How cool is that black and yellow striped sticker?
Because these were made to excel on the job site they weren’t typically purchased for a collection but this one obviously was.
It’s never had a roll of film through it in over thirty years!
Super cool, right?

If you’re interested in adding a unique camera to your collection I have this K-28 in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com which is hosted by Etsy. It ships nearly worldwide and it’s even on sale at 10% off just in time for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by, Chris.

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Konica Super SR Film

A recently discovered two pack of Konica color print film in its original retail packaging.
It’s expired but with a few adjustments while shooting could still produce interesting results.
Fresh Kodak ColorPlus 200
Fresh Kodak TRI-X 400 black & white
And even a roll of out-of-date regular Kodak B&W film

Everything is on sale at 10% off – just in time for your Christmas gift shopping.

Expired 35mm film can be a joy to shoot or a frustrating experience. There are many photogs that absolutely love the look that vintage films can produce. I’ve added these to my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com if you’re interested. I had these on display with some of my classic cameras from that period. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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