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Leena's Burlesque

Holly Hock and Leena Allure’s Burlesque show on Film!

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A while back I posted some videos of Holly Hock and Leena Allure’s burlesque performances from the Rumbleville grand opening celebration.

Well at the same time I was filming the videos I was also shooting some Kodak Tri-X 400 in a Konica BigMini Zoom camera! I recently developed the film using Ilford DD-X. Previously I’ve had thin negatives when using read more

Konica Big Mini Zoom



Today’s film camera is the Konica Big Mini. I was reading an Ed Templeton interview some time ago and he was talking about the cameras he uses. The Big Mini was towards the end of the list but I was interested. Now he probably meant the 35mm fixed lens version of this camera that usually goes for north of $100. I found this zoom version for south of $25. Takes pretty good pics considering. Haven’t printed read more

Canon EPOCA 135



Here we have the Canon EPOCA 135. A 35mm camera that was so revolutionary at the time, so bizarre, it won a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art. Designed to be a one-handed super zoom it’s a 38-135mm point and shoot. The built in zooming flash isn’t half bad. Another interesting feature is the selectable waist level finder. Shooting with this camera onlookers will ask you variants of “Is that a video camera?” No. It’s the film camera design camcorders copied. read more