Does not compute…..again

Have I ever said how much I hate computers? Loads of times. I made a stupid mistake yesterday and fell for the old “update me now” trick on my Windows 10 laptop. Very long story short, my laptop is deader than corduroy. Luckily, I remembered I had an oldish HP netbook in the cupboard that I had loaded up with Lubuntu a while back. I also found my old Reflecta x-7 35mm film scanner to use until I can figure out drivers and stuff for my Epson V550 (if they exist). Maybe Father Christmas will bring me a new computer this year. (Or not, I’m a realist 😜). Here a few old negs as a scanner test, edited in Darktable for Linux.


Canon Demi

Here is the roll of XP2 from the Canon Demi I was gifted a few weeks ago, or rather half the roll. I was have a few winding problems about half way through so I rewound and reloaded into my Pen EE3 (waste not, want not). Most of the shots came out ok, a bit under exposed and not as sharp as I was hoping. These pics are of an organ festival at MK museum, what a slightly eccentric bunch of people 😀.

The Sky Garden

I am afraid of heights but my youngest really wanted to visit the 35th floor of the Walkie Talkie for the best views of London. Luckily for me, unluckily for him, the mists and rain rolled in. Don’t look down! (Polamatic Spectra).

Action hero

I have managed to finish off three films this week, this is the third. Again this had been in the camera for a while, what can I say? I’m easily distracted. This is a roll of Ilford HP5 dev’d in Ilfosol 3. It was loaded into a Nikon Action Touch, this camera dates back to about 1986 and is the rugged version of the L35AF. It is built like a tank and is really heavy. It is waterproof as long as the rubber seals are ok and was also known as the L35AWAF in Europe. I found mine in a charity shop (again) for £5. It is almost identical spec to L35AF with the added bonus of both manual focus settings and a switch off for the flash. If it wasn’t so heavy I would use it more often, it is such a nice camera to use.