The last couple of month I’ve been playing around with my 80′s analogue camera “Minolta X-500″ (in the US known as The X-570)
This 30 year old camera still works fine. The Camera comes standard with a 50mm MD lens (1:1.7) I found several lenses at thrift stores in my town, a 28mm rokkor (1:2.8) for nice wide angle shots. a 135mm Tele Rokkor (1:2.8) and a 100-200mm Sigma Zoom (1:2.5)
This complete set has cost me around 30€. Not to expensive right!!
Well the cost may be low, Buying film and developing is expensive! No worries.. I just have to be selective and shoot with care.
Here I will show you a set of pictures i took from January 2012 till march.
I got myself a Ilford 125 film with 36 exposures. I wont show them all, some are private…..
A Street shot in Groningen. I used the 28mm rokkor.
Taking down the Ferriswheel. 135mm Rokkor
Broken piano on the street 50mm Rokkor focus on the piano and a nice blurry background.
Don’t know who dumped the piano.. probably some students….
Scenery shot of Groningen in the Winter. 28mm Rokkor.
A mobile photographer (my friend Floris with his Iphone) 28mm Rokkor.
Fun on the Ice 100-200mm Sigma Zoom.
This last winter was very special. it was extreme cold and all the canals in Groningen where frozen. This doesn’t happen to often.
and I took the chance to capture it Analogue and Digital.
These where all made with 100-200mm Sigma.
and the following with 28mm Rokkor
Architecture 28mm Rokkor.
100-200 Sigma Zoom.
Old abandoned house 28mm Rokkor.
Boat warf 135mm Rokkor.
Orchard 135mm Rokkor.
All the images are unprocessed and straight off the film. digitized by (Foto Kia de Punt)
I love this camera, next time I’ll put some color film in it. probably fuji-film 200 asa