My new Minolta Explorer Freedom Zoom obsession. Minolta Zoom Freedom Explorer. No wait. Minolta Explorer Zoom Zoom. Yeah. The last one.
Champagne one is actually a Capios 25. Date Back. Ironically, this will show more wabi sabi than the black ones.
One is a non Date Back.
Two are Date Backs, but one of the Date Backs doesn’t work.
A massive hotel left to rot when the financial bubble burst. 6 glorious floors of exploring await visitors. There is even a 10 story high amusement ride at one end that was obviously this hotels feature attraction. It is a bizarre feeling wandering through this hilltop hotel with an amazing view imaging all the families that visited and all the memories that were made. How would they feel if they visited now? I would really love to know…
This set shot with a Lomo LC-A and Kodak Portra 400
Black Nikon F2 - 1978 vintage.
Black DE-1 Eye Level Finder - Standard non-metered prism. Had an unexplainable outward facing ding. Tried fixing it, now it has an outward/inward facing ding.
Nikon 28mm F2.8 Series E Lens with Yellow Filter - This is smaller than the Nikkor version.
Nikon AR-4 Soft Release - Looks like a chimney. People pay big bucks for this thing. Not sure why. Maybe because it makes you feel cool.
Olympus OM-4T - Champagne painted titanium. I’ve always wanted this camera. Olympus OMs are funny cameras. Things are a little bit different. The shutter speed dial is around the lens mount instead of on the top plate. The lens release and the DOF buttons are both on the lens instead of the camera body. There’s also a spot meter with averaging. Shutter noise sounds cool.
Zuiko 28mm F2.8 with metal hood made for 28mm F3.5. The normal hood for this lens is rubber. Zuiko hoods are cool because they’re conical.
Nikon FE - Nice little ding on the prism. Brassing near the strap lugs but hidden behind leather strap protectors. Brassing on base plate. Update: Film advance was acting weird but Tim, “the Toolman”, Taylored it. Meter underexposes 2/3rd stop.
28mm F2.8 AIS Nikon Series E, HN-2 hood, and X0 filter. Aperture ring was kind of loose. I Tim the Toolmaned it by rebending the leaf spring thing and making the indents a little deeper.