Monday, August 19, 2019

A Touch of the Arts, Pentax Espio AF Zoom

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A Touch of the Arts, Pentax Espio AF Zoom

'Analog Diary - Post-processed images of underexposed shots captured in a salvage mode on the Pentax Espio AF'


I was not aware that the Pentax Espio AF Zoom I was using has a fault with its film frame counter, which reverts itself back to 0 after the frame number reached 17. As I was using this camera intermittently, I wasn't sure when this happened was not sure either whether the reversion was for the film roll as well.

Pentax Espio AF Zoom
If the reversion was for the film roll as well, then I would still have a full roll of 36 exposures to shoot with, otherwise it will just be the leftover 18 frames or so, and this would mean that that the first 17 or so images will be double exposed while the rest will be single shots.

That was the situation I was in. To salvage the situation, I took the decision to sequence off the frames with underexposed shots around the space I was in, hoping that if the frames were double exposures, I would probably end up with at least a couple on interesting images.

Half-expectedly, the camera went into auto rewind after the last frame on the film roll was shot, with the film frame counter was showing that I was only halfway through the roll. It was clear then that it was only the film frame counter that was resetting itself, while the rest of the camera is fully functional.

Pentax Espio AF Zoom

The images from that part of the roll were mostly underexposed. I did manage, however, to salvage a string of shots which turned out well enough when enhanced through the post-processor to give me these art-touched images, a job well done.


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