I, Chris, am starting a little personal project for the next year. I’ve been hunting for fun little cameras all over ebay, flea markets, antique stores and anyone who let’s me in their attic. So I figured I’d share some of my favorite treasures every week. The first one to kick off the new year is the Minolta Hi-Matic AF2. What a great camera! The autofocus is quite good and really fast, and I love that you can set the ISO/ASA manually, making it easy to overexpose the film. The colors come out pretty good, but the scans are easily turned into something magical with a few adjustments in Photoshop. Also, it takes 2 AA batteries, and the built in flash is great to have. Found this one on eBay for $12 (truth be told, I bought 2, they really are fantastic). The self portrait shows me holding the camera.
Shot on Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, Fuji Superia 800 rated at 200, developed at Walgreens and scanned at home on Epson V700