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Minolta Weathermatic 110

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Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby RonB » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:15 am

The reason that I chose this camera was because I figured it would be sand proof :D
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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby LarryD » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:27 pm

It still looked like that in 92. :)
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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby RonB » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:43 pm

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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby Julio1fer » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:08 pm

Oh, I see, Ron. Weathermatic, close enough to weatherproof. And was it? I mean, is that grain or sand? :?

Those are very nice memories. The Sphynx and pyramids seem to be in the middle of the city. Not as I imagined.

Who are those two boys?
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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby RonB » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:58 am

The Pyramids are in Giza, across the river from Cairo, the street picture is of downtown Cairo, taken from an elevated walkway over one of the town's square.
The camera was a yellow waterproof model, and no sand or dust got inside it.
The two boys were sale clerks in one of the bazaars, I bought a piece of jewelry for my wife from them, really honest and nice guys. {they could have over charged me, but they caught their own mistake, caught me outside their shop and gave me the right change}
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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby RonB » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:48 pm

There are more pyramids on farther out in the desert from these, they sell camel rides to them. I don't have any photos of them[long story}. You pay the camel driver for a ride out to them and guess what, I only had a oneway ticket to ride. And your not told that before hand, and it cost a lot more for the return ride.
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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby RonB » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:22 am

One more from the 110.

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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby PFMcFarland » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:23 pm

RonB wrote:There are more pyramids on father out in the desert from these, they sell camel rides to them. I don't have any photos of them[long story}. You pay the camel driver for a ride out to them and guess what, I only had a oneway ticket to ride. And your not told that before hand, and it cost a lot more for the return ride.


That's just like the cabbies in Rota, Spain. The fare around the bay to Cadiz was regulated, but not on the return trip. Too bad you didn't opt for the 35mm version, Ron, but that was not as pocket-able.

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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby RonB » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:01 am

I don't believe that Minolta had come out with the 35mm WP version yet. You have to admit, the little 110 done a pretty good job though.

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Re: Minolta Weathermatic 110

Postby RonB » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:46 pm

One more and I am finished---------

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