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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 started  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 🙂

Luckily while I was doing this I was also bidding on another one online 🙂

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


Burnt Out Building Half Frame And A Dresden Dolls Story

This image is a bit of a filler for today (sorry)… Why you ask? Well…

Yesterday when I got home from work and was checking stuff on the net I came across Amanda Palmer who was giving some tickets to her Dresden Dolls away if you tweeted your name and reason you wanted to go. Being slightly cheeky I tweeted that I had a 57 Rolleiflex that wanted to meet her and even though I just missed the cutoff I got a ticket but told I owed her a photo 🙂

Well I took Rollei along and even though there were some signs saying the usual don’t take photos or recordings I busted it out and took about 3 films worth (Amanda Palmer told me to)

Im currently developing those films and they will make up a post either later tonight or early tomorrow.

So if you like the Dresden Dolls come back and have a look shortly 🙂

By the way the show was freaking AMAZING! Thank you Amanda Palmer for the ticket!

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


Half Frame Urbex

A couple of half frame panos… The first one is the abandoned Central Institute of Technology and the second one is an abandoned company that used to  go by the name Universal Trading Company which reminded me of Universal Exports from James Bond 🙂

Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, 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 🙂

Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Kodak Supra 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)


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 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