Monday, January 09, 2017

Good Luck, Good Friend, Good Camera, and a cat

I picked up this Olympus Infinity Stylus recently for a buck at a thrift store.  It was the first time in a long while that I have come across such a bargain.  There are a few scuffs on the case, but the battery was good and the camera looked and sounded like it was going to make pictures.


Just two more things needed -- some film and a subject.  As luck would have it, a friend showed up at my house with a box of expired film including two rolls of Kodak BW400CN, a chromogenic black and white film that can be processed in C-41 chemistry.  I used to shoot a lot of the stuff before Kodak discontinued making it a couple years ago.

Teddy, the neighbor's cat, volunteered modeling services.  She spends much of her day lounging on our deck, so the gig was not a big imposition.



8 comments:

astrobeck said...

Wow, what a find!
And a cat that poses....
Hard to beat that combo!

Mike said...

The auto-focus and auto-exposure make the little mju a good choice for capturing the often furtive expressions of cats. I've found three of these cameras in thrift stores over the year and have made a lot of pictures with them. I don't really need two, so this one is available to anyone who likes cats and old film cameras.

jon campo said...

Hi Mike. I wish I had friends like that. Nice find. What a fine feline. Thanks for posting.
Best wishes,
Jon

Susan Hunter said...

I used to have one and I loved it. It was so advanced for its time. Eventually it broke or died (I don't remember which) and then was stolen in a break-in (HA HA). It had very nice color rendition. It had the immediacy like a modern-day point-and-shoot back in the late 70's and early 80's. A photographer named Eve Arnold shot with it for a coffee table book called "In China" about then, just as the nation re-opened to Westerners.

astrobeck said...

Hi Mike, if that camera is still available, I'd be interested in trading you some film for it.

becky

Mike said...

You got it, Becky.

Mike said...

Susan,
That's a great little nugget of info about Eve Arnold using the mju. I'm going to look for that book.

astrobeck said...

Thanks!