More camera pore no gra fee. (I am trying to avoid future Internet filters. Seriously, the only thing I like about this guy is that he has a Sony Alpha 900… and that he used the word “ikhtiarkan” instead of “deklarasi”.)

Anyway it’s Dimi’s Minolta SRT101b. Hope to see some stuff from it soon!

I found a Kodak Brownie Starlet – this was my attempt to simulate putting a 135 film roll in it. This uses 127 film which had been discontinued ages ago, unfortunately. When I have the time I’ll take a proper picture of it, if not through it. Mechanically everything seems to work; it’s just a matter of cramming a film with spool inside somehow.

And this is a sub-mini camera using 110 film. The cartridge sits under one flap and extends out the other (if I ever find 110 film there will be a picture!) The frame size is 13x17mm which should give a lot of depth of field and allow for brighter lenses to be used hyperfocally.

A shutter release cable for olde cameras. Interestingly, when the cable is curled up, the pneumatic pressure is a lot less and the pin extends a lot less. On the right the pin is at full extension.

This was an issue with the Pentax K1000, whose inner shutter button seemed to be deep enough to require the pin do the full extension. All other film bodies I had, including the Pentax P30t, Cosina CT1EX, Olympus OM-2000, had no problems with a shorter pin.

Top: Aforementioned Pentax K1000 with a compact Pentax-A 50mm F2.0 SMC, with the Cosina CT1EX in the back sporting a AutoChinon 135mm F2.8.
Bottom-left: A very compact Olympus XA.
Bottom-right: A very compact, but modern Leica D-Lux 4 with Ricoh LC-1 lens cap.

Speaking of my Pentax P30t, this is the last roll of film I shot with it. Damn battery eater swallows frames!

Here’s another film classic – the Nikon F4! First ever Nikon body with auto-focus the way we know it. The removable viewfinder was something to lust for.

Here’s the Minolta 2000xi flash, taking 4 AAs and unfortunately only able to fire at full power. (Bottom picture at 28mm F11 ISO100.) I’m glad I didn’t buy this!

Top: A rare silver-colored Sony A100; bottom: the Sony VG-B30AM battery grip cannot support the old NP-FM55H battery (left) due to a protruding tab. The NP-FM500H battery is on the right.

Oh, and the Sony VG-C90AM battery grip cannot fit on the Sony Alpha 700; the tripod screw is off. Otherwise, the VG-C70AM (battery grip for A700) and VG-C90AM (battery grip for A900) look pretty much identical!

I met an undercover Nikon. F56 and F58 from left and right.

A peek in the viewfinder. I like the APS-C markings a lot better than the A900’s (the A900 APS-C markings are hard to spot because they’re only around the corners. However the A900 viewfinder is noticeably bigger when compared side-by-side.)

The Nikon SB-900, zoomed to 200mm, triggered by my A700’s flash in SU-4 mode. Lens set to 17mm (26.5mm equivalent). It is disappointing to see that 200mm does not give a strong, concentrated light as expected.

This is how Simon Yam uses a Canon with a battery grip. Spotted at KL Sentral, ages ago.

Right: The Canon EOS 50D finally introduces the ability to change Kelvin WB in Live View. However, there’s an exposure parameter that has always been missing in the screen on the left – can you guess what it is?

This is how the Sony Alpha 350 shows Kelvin WB changes in Live View.

This is the hidden custom menu on the Sony HVL-F58AM flash. I don’t even remember how to access it, but I’m not sure how useful it is to change anything.

This is how I keep batteries in my bag – taped and easy to change quickly.

This is why you should get a screen protector for the A700. Too much pressure on the left side can crack its frame! KJ‘s Crumpler 7 Million was to blame – despite being a very well-padded bag, the top flap is not padded at all. The bag was sitting in front when he suddenly braked, sending the bag rolling forwards onto the car floor. The damage was under RM300 (same goes for broken A300/A350 screens.)

The hotshoe of a Sony A100. The pins on the right show oxidization; the pins on the left have been cleaned with a blue eraser as described here.

4 thoughts on “Geekaug!

  1. Noel Post author

    ive got a kodak instamatic that uses 126 film. wanna try it out, but i think they discontinued the film too.


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