I tested another camera this weekend. So what is new you guys are wondering (me too). This time it was a little point and shoot Pentax – the Espio 120SW. I knew of this camera from the excellent Film Advance blog where it is listed as one of Gary’s favourite cameras. Gary lives in the same town as me and we went out to shoot one day and it was his pocket camera so I had a close look at it then. When I saw one in the thrift store for $9 I had a pretty good idea what I was getting into.
This is the second shot I took with the camera. The flash fired when not intended (I really must remember to turn flashes off on these more modern point and shoots). The telephoto was extended quite a bit and I measured my distance with the long strap. Did you know that there was a time when these cameras came with a strap the same length as their nearest focal distance? Can make for a long strap, but very useful!
I very much like the feel of this shot. A bit soft, but that works well. I am thinking of lending it to someone for a trip overseas so I got the negatives scanned commercially in order to show them the quality they can expect.
Pentax Espio 120SW, Agfa Vista Plus 200, commercially processed and scanned.