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5 Frames with a Konica Big Mini F – By Kamburger

Hi! I’m Kam, but you can call me Kamburger (because I love hamburgers). I have recently moved from Hong Kong to London for work. Hong Kong is such a busy and crowded city but I noticed many people spending time alone, resting, and slowing things down. So I started taking photos of them and used the hashtag #lonemantic.

Since I explore on foot a lot, I prefer compact cameras as they are easy to carry around and are fairly unobtrusive. The Konica Big Mini F is my favourite of half a dozen compacts in the collection. It feels a little plasticky, has a loud shutter and noisy film rewind, and the rubbery buttons are hard to press. Oh, the electronics are rumoured to fail too. But I love it simply because some of my favourite #lonemantic photos were taken with it.

The lens on the F has a certain subtle rendition and soft out-of-focus-ness about it that suits my theme well. Exposure and focusing are mostly spot on, backlighting and flare are kept under control. Colours are great too!

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Hope you enjoyed my “5 Frames with” post! I’m rather active on social media – you can find me at instagram.com/kamburger and twitter.com/kamburgerhk

Cheers,

Kam

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    Laurence Kesterson
    September 17, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Nice work!

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    Louis Sousa
    September 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Love the images, well done and thank you.

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    Dan James
    September 18, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Great idea for a theme Kam, and excellent work.

    Always good to see this standard amongst the dozens of very mediocre “5 frames” posts!

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    Johan van Huyssteen
    September 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Beautiful images. Great work.

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    Charles Higham
    September 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Nice shots. Were you using Kodak Portra?

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    Alex
    December 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Nice job !
    Where did you find your Big mini f and how much did it cost you ? Because I only found some on Ebay for 200-300$ …
    Have a good day 😉

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