Author name: vicvl

Software engineer with a photography hobby, living in the Guadalajara area in Mexico.

Vertical Panorama

5 (Vertical) Frames with a Minolta Riva Panorama and Kodak ProImage 100 – By Victor Lopez

This small camera has gotten some highlights on 35mmc over the years. Hamish already has published a really good take, hence, I won’t bother you much with the details. I’ll just encourage you to look through the viewfinder, it will really put you in the mindset of shooting panorama pictures. You get the classic center focus point indicator of myriads of P&S cameras, but the frame lines, coupled with the general width of the viewfinder will really make it kick in:

Minolta Maxxum 7

5 Land of the Dead frames with Portra 400 at EI1600 with a Maxxum 7 and a 85mm f/1.4 lens – By Victor Lopez

Hi all! I am a Software Engineer from Mexico, I like to capture things that catch my eye, especially if the capturing part is made with a device that will force me to focus on it, whilst preventing me from looking at yet another screen for the day.Last Fall, I attended a local Day of the Death theme Park that has taken place for the last couple of years in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Knowing that It’d offer some interesting subjects, within some distance and all whilst on a low light environment, I took out the most reliable metered camera I have, the Minolta Maxxum 7, the brightest lens that I could, the Minolta 85mm f1.4 AF, and a roll of fresh Kodak Portra ISO 400… and set the ISO to 1600. I went for the whole deal knowing in advance that the local lab (Hilitos Lab), would be able to handle the push with a good development and scan job.

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