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Monday, December 24, 2018

Five Frames, Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20, On the Line

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Analog Diary, film photography favorites, image making with a Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20, on the LRT line in and out of the city.
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Another roll of expired film, and another ride on the Light Rail Transport (LRT) from the downtown central station to my stop. This was the day I went down to do the street shoot of the Divali (Deepavali) Street Bazaar, which I posted about recently. The camera that I took along for the outing was the Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20.

By itself, the BM-20 is a stylish black (or red) box with rounded corners and has a rectangular patch for a lens housing that extends out of the body slightly when it is powered on.

Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20
Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20

The camera is small and light enough to fit in the palm of your hand or in your pants pocket, with a wide-angle 34mm F3.5 lens that should take in the vistas and perspectives probably better than most mobile camera lenses.

Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20
Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20

A minor inconvenience of the BM-20 and a whole range of other cameras that were produced during the period is the auto flash that is very persistent and will fire even at the slightest indication of underexposure. Against the very bright external ambiance as seen from the front carriage of these shots, however, the flash on the camera was rather well-behaved.



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