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My last roll of 110 film

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My last roll of 110 film

Postby Philip » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:52 am

[I just posted this over on the original NFF but someone mentioned cross-posting, so here it is here too.]

A couple of months ago I decided to use the last roll of 110 film I had. It was Kodak Ultra 400, a 24-exposure roll that expired in July 2007. I wanted to test my Minolta Autopak 450E, a pretty nifty little instrument that actually focusses, and has a close-up lens to boot! It also has an on-board flash. Mind you, that is the limit of its abilities since it chooses all the exposure for you except for a simple switch that toggles among Sunny, Cloudy and Flash icons.

Mine is susceptible to double exposures. I suspect that is a function of the camera's age and its delining ability to keep all the mechanical bits moving the way they were designed.

The correct use of the sliding close-up lens is not really clear from the camera itself and I found out I was not using it correctly for many of the shots I took. I was putting it in place when I thought I was leaving it aside. Oh well.

There is no longer anyone locally who will develop 110 C41 film so I sent it away to the Lomography "on-line lab" which was quite good, and they emailed me a link to decent-quality scans from which these pictures come. (The original Lomography scans are about 1500x1200 pixels. I look forward to receiving the negatives so I can scan more fully the frames since these look to be a little cropt.) I've done some work with each one (in Paint Shop Pro X5) including cloning out dust, burning edges, and building frames.



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Parking por Felip1, en Flickr

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Kit at work por Felip1, en Flickr

In this pair of shots I accidentally had the close-up lens slid into its "on" position:

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The Minolta Autopak exposes well but user-failure really screwed it up por Felip1, en Flickr

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Autopak does doubles por Felip1, en Flickr

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The close-up lens slid in por Felip1, en Flickr
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Re: My last roll of 110 film

Postby melek » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:13 am

I remember back in the early '70s when 110 film was hot. It seemed like everyone had one of these cameras. I guess they were popular with non-photographers because you could slip the camera into a purse or pocket and always have it with you.

Of course, that negative was really small.

I think Lomography did a decent job with the scans. I might send them two of my rolls of 110.
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Re: My last roll of 110 film

Postby LarryD » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:56 am

I have 3 rolls in the freezer. and the Minolta 110 zoom needs some exercise. I was scanning them myself my taping them to the bed of the V700. I also do this with my 16mm spy cameras.
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Re: My last roll of 110 film

Postby Philip » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:09 am

Lomo makes a 110 film carrier in their Digitaliza series. I have one but haven't had the opportunity to use it. Yet. But I use my 35mm and 120 Digitalizas regularly. They are sturdy and hold the film better than any other holder I have tried.
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