Posts tagged “Canon

Feather Scannergram Triptych

Been a while… Playing with my scanner again

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Canon CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Demi Half Frame Print

Finally got round to printing a shot from my old Canon Demi S (deceased)

With the 6×6 enlarger mask I made I can only print 3 frames at a time so I might have to experiment with a slightly larger mask and hope the enlarger handles it. Hopefully I can get up to 5 frames printed…

Half Frame Cemetary

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


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A Bit Of Camera Repair

I finally got around to pulling apart my broken Canon Demi S half frame camera to see if I could get it back up and running. I found a repair manual online for a slightly different model of camera and startedΒ  dismantling. There was a major difference unfortunatley in how the front cover came off which would have saved a lot of time and trouble but you live and learn.

I got it all back together (with no extra bits left out) with the initial problem fixed but another problem arose which meant I needed to pull it al apart again… Lets just say its a work in progress πŸ™‚

Luckily while I was doing this I was also bidding on another one online πŸ™‚

Canon Demi SNikon FG20, 50m f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 100 Film (expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Flowers II

Same flowers but after a week of sitting on my desk πŸ™‚

Untitled-Scantrip2aCanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Scanner Flower

More testing using myCanon CanoScan 9000F Scanner as an image making device…

CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Help A Friend

In the interest of using this blog for the purposes of good instead of evil for a change…

A friend of mine is trying to get a project up and running through PledgeMe which is basically a New Zealand kickstart platform.

You can check it out HERE

If you can help cool, if not go check it out anyway πŸ™‚

Oh and here is a half frame pano from a lookout above Wellington πŸ™‚

Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Zoo Half Frame

I love how seamless this shot is even though the two girls are in it twice… Look at it big πŸ™‚

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


Pomare Half Frame

Half Frame pano of the housing estate destruction at Pomare in Lower Hutt.

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


Sequence Of Sam

Straight out of the camera and scanned as one negative… I really like the flow of this image… Half Frame is cool πŸ™‚

Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Kodak Supra 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Half Frame Tripod With Legwarmers

A couple more shots of the Tripod with its legwarmers. I thought the Pom Poms were a nice touch πŸ™‚

This time in colour from my half frame… Not sure what is up with the crazy yellow shift in the first one. It probably means the film was somewhat expired πŸ™‚

Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Kodak Supra 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Happy 2nd Birthday Samantha

 

Today Samantha turns 2. Here are some shots from this year as we have been out and about.

I sometimes wonder what my kids will think when they are older and all of the photos of them are shot on cameras from the 50s and 60s and are predominantly black and white, I hope they like them πŸ™‚

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Canon Demi S Half Frame, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


Half Frame Night Pano

A 4 shot pano from a couple of weeks ago when I went out with some friends to shoot stuff at night.

I like the simplicity of creating panos this way without all the high tech stitching programs…

Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner (Scanned as one image)


Half Frame Experimentation

Still trying to get my head into altering images within the Canon Demi S half frame camera.

Here go a couple of attempts. I have to remember to take more notice of leading/following edges in order to line stuff up. Of course I could do this post production but that would be cheating and spoil all the fun.

All the half frame images I am taking are scanned as one piece so its pretty much how it looks on the negatives.

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


More Cemetery Half Frame

Some more shots from the Demi Half Frame.

The light at the cemetery was awesome just as the sun was going down.

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


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 aΒ  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 afterΒ  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 πŸ™‚

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

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


The Performance Arcade 2011

On another wander around the waterfront we (Samantha and I) came across this series of art installations. Samantha was very interested and kept wanting to go back and look some more. You can see her hanging out of the backpack in a window reflection in one of the shots with the photography studio.

I think my favorite images is the very last one…

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


A Couple of Cemetery Half Frames

A couple more Half Frame panos, this time of a couple of different cemeteries.

The top image is from the cemetery overlooking the Terrace in Wellington and the other is at Karori Cemetery also in Wellington.


I Like how the top images have been run together on this one… It definitely adds a bit of atmosphere to the image.

Canon Demi, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Photo5 Box

Here goes the entry box for the Canon Photo5 competition… I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and have just noticed that all 5 briefs are due in by from the 17th to the 21st of October so not a lot of time to go.

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The briefs are:

1/ Liquid drops with Macro

2/ Bubble Gum portrait

3/ Incense Black and White

4/ Confetti Motion

5/ Inspired by Sound… there is a sound you have to listen to and create and image from… Sounds a bit like a bomb falling…

I have ideas for 2 of the images but still need to think of the other 3…

Might be a frantic week of two πŸ™‚