Test Shots From The Demi

After receiving my new Canon Demi S from Trademe (NZ equivalent of Ebay) on Wednesday with the shutter locked I was pretty disappointed. However a  quick Google search pointed out that it was a common problem with this camera if it hadn’t been used in a while and the fix was pretty easy.

So with a bit of trepidation I started taking the front lens assembly off in order to get to the shutter…

After removing the front lens cover and lens as well as the shutter speed ring I was at the shutter. Some lighter fluid on the end of a cottonbud and Viola! I now had a working Demi.

It does have a bit of fungus in the lens and the light seals will need to be replaced but for $30NZ its a pretty sweet half frame camera with a 30mm f1.7 lens which can be used fully manually unlike the Demi or the Demi colour, the selenium meter works and seems very accurate…Sweet!

So in went the first roll of film to see if it actually worked… After dropping Emily off at school me and Samantha were planning to go for a street shoot in town but got stuck in a traffic jam on the motorway after  a crash for about an hour and Sam fell asleep so that pretty much ended the plan for street shooting… I did take some in the car and the last shot of the series you can see the wreck.

So when we finally got home and Sam woke up we went to the cemetery for a walk and to take some images. Again these were snapped off pretty quickly due to the short attention span of an almost 2-year-old 🙂

All in all I have to say I’m pretty stoked with the results as everything seems to be working very well 🙂 Look out for a whole heap more from this camera

Canon Demi S, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


8 responses

  1. Saturday Harrasser

    Man, i so want to get those forrest shots in PTGui pano stitcher……

    15/04/2011 at 17:00

    • Give me a text one weekend and Ill show you where it is

      15/04/2011 at 17:46

  2. Great to see you’ve upgraded to a “Girl’s Camera” 🙂

    Although I don’t know why you have a fascination with lenses with fungus.

    aka Girl Shooter

    17/04/2011 at 10:24

    • Heh 🙂 you make one comment 10 years ago…
      Fungus makes cameras unique… No other Demi will take a shot like this one… And there is only a very tiny bit… All in all the best $31.25 I ever spent…apart from the SB24 for $10 that is 🙂

      17/04/2011 at 11:02


        SB24 for 10 dolla!? Aint that like the equivalent price of a set or two of batteries for the said flash?

        20/04/2011 at 17:59

        • Cheaper than a set of batteries for it 🙂 Goes sweet with F5… Full frame coverage… Who needs a SB900… Oh you do 🙂

          21/04/2011 at 15:35

  3. Saturday Harrasser

    lol. ….One in each pocket and an SB600 sticking outta my unzipped fly. 😀

    04/05/2011 at 18:20

    • Takes flashing to a whole nother level 🙂

      05/05/2011 at 11:50

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