Friday, January 16, 2015

My First Film Camera, Minolta X-700

I'm sure I owned at least one 35mm film camera when I was younger. I couldn't tell you what brand or model it was or what happened to it, but what I can say is that I have never shot with a film camera since I started shooting professionally in 2000. That being said, I have been watching with much interest, my good friend Turner Hunt, and his film photography. He started out with a Canon AE-1 a few months back and he has been capturing some amazing shots.

I have been hesitant to get into film because I simply enjoy the lazy convenience of digital photography, but alas, I can't resist because it just looks like a lot of fun. So today I went ahead and purchased my first film camera, the Minolta X-700, a classic from the 1980's. I chose it because I love my Minolta A mount lenses and the X-700 features Aperture Priority mode which I love shooting in. I was also impressed with the sample photos I found on the web. Have a look..

Minolta X-700 Sample Images

Minolta X-700

Steadicam Is Ready For Action

I've been wanting to shoot a lot more video lately and am definitely geared up with plenty of equipment, including this awesome steadicam. Although the photos don't shot it, it includes the arm and vest. My good buddy Turner Hunt and I like to go on buddy shoots but I really want to document him during our weekend photo shoots. That being said, you can look forward to some documentary style videos coming from me soon!

Pictured below:

Cam Steadicam
7 inch monitor
Sony NEX VG10 video camera
Tennis shoe on the ground, Adidas

Not pictured:

Steadicam Arm
Steadicam Vest

Came Steadicam