Minolta Weathermatic A

While unpacking boxes today I came across Lea's old Minolata WeatherMatic A.

It's a waterproof (to 5m) 110 format camera. The seals still look in reasonable condition (good enough for a splash I reckon), but I don't have any 110 film. Anyone have some they don't want or know where I might source some ?

Strobist info:

Homemade light tent, 500W halogen to camera right, Canon Speedlite 188A on full power to camera left (gobo'd) about 45 degrees to light tent side, on-camera fill flash.

Both flashes colour corrected (approx.) with 1 sheet of orange cellophane.

50mm, f/16, 1/4 sec.

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  • Peter Hegarty said:
    What a cool camera, how many megapixels :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, well with a negative size of 13x17mm (0.51 x 0.67 inches) and a fill scanner that'll do 2700dpi, that'd give me 1381 x 1807 pixels, which is 2,495,467 pixels or 2.4 Megapixels :)
  • -spam- said:
    Id imagine that PC might sell film for it. Teds in town may have some, but you would have to be feeling mighty lucky.

    I do know that PC develops it though.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah see now that would have been my next question after getting some film (re: development) :)
  • theurbannexus said:
    What on earth is 110mm film? This looks like a cool beast!
  • David de Groot said:
    Not 110mm, 110 format. For instance normal 35mm film is 135 format, the most popular medium format is 220. 110 is a sub-miniature film size 13x17mm frames in a hard plastic cartridge. It was very popular in the 70's and 80's for point and shoot type cameras. There aren't too many places that still manufacture 110 film as the market for cheap point and shoot film cameras has been taken over by the digital compact market.
  • -Bennie- said:
    congrats on making the light box dave! Great results! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty straight forward too - take 1 toaster box, some white drafting paper to line it with, cut holes in the sides and cover with grease-proof paper. Voila!
  • ParaMike said:
    wow, we used to have one of these years ago! amazing!
    Found in a search. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    It's a shame you can't readily get film for these anymore, not that they were an excellent camera as such, but for nostalgia sake.
  • QuestionPerson said:
    try WalMart....
  • QuestionPerson said:
    or Ebay.
  • Davide Cuda said:
    That's the camera I used when I was like 13 years old! Must find some of those pics! I have that camera just here next to me. Shame they dont produce 110 film anymore...
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/62340765@N07] Indeed!