These days, I shoot digital photography most of the time, but I always bring one of my film cameras wherever I go, just in case I see something that warrants analog photography. While hanging out in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, I decided to shoot a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 with my Konica Tomato. This is a compact point-and-shoot camera with a reasonably sharp Konica f/4 autofocus lens that was introduced in the mid-1980s. It has a sturdy plastic body, a comfortable grip, and manual ISO selection ranging from 100 to 400.
The Konica Tomato was only available in vibrant red, just like a ruby ripe tomato from the garden. But don’t let the Konica Tomato’s fun-looking appearance fool you. The Tomato is capable of producing excellent images in well-lit situations. For this particular roll, I snapped pictures of old buildings, famous retailers, and cool-looking signage. It was a warm afternoon with clear blue skies, so everything was bright and colorful and suited perfectly for Kodak Ektar 100.
I hope you enjoyed this short review of the Konica Tomato and the images.
You can see more of my film photography work on my website.
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