AKIRA 2000N THE FOLIAGE BY THE POND

Posted in 35MM CAMERAS, TOY CAMERAS by Nicole Gelinas on April 18, 2012

These are a few of the photos taken with the Akira 2000N plastic camera. Using this camera is really easy because it is literally point and shoot once you choose the aperture you need according to the weather you are shooting in. There is no focusing on this camera and due to its plastic lens, the photos come out with a very soft focus. Very dreamy and creamy is the way I like to describe it where there are no harsh edges and everything sort of looks like a well rendered pastel drawing! This is an effect that a digital camera just cannot create! Most of these were shot at an f16 or f11. If you would like to learn more about shooting with the Akira 2000N, please visit my previous post for some more info and helpful hints.

For this shoot I used a roll of film that I found at a thrift store for $0.50. It was in its original box, but who knows what kind of life it had before I purchased it! It was a roll of Kodak Max, ISO400, Kodacolor print film (35mm) that expired on August of 2001. It produced really wonderful blue and green colors!

These photos were all taken at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA. It is really an amazing place to go and walk around and take some really great photos!

Something I noticed when shooting into the sunlight (see fourth image above) it that it creates a blue hazy/ghosting effect that you can see along the top of the tree where the sunlight was shining through. I don’t know for a fact that this was the cameras doing, but it could have also been an effect of using expired film.

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  1. AKIRA 2000N BEGINNING OF SPRING « said, on April 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    […] at the Bloedel Reserve using the Akira 2000N visit my two other posts Lurking in the Shadows and Foliage by the Pond. Like this:LikeOne blogger likes this post. Tagged with: 11 year old film, 2000N, 35mm, 35mm […]

  2. AKIRA 2000N LURKING IN THE SHADOWS « said, on April 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

    […] For these shots I used the Akira 2000N loaded with Kodak Max, ISO400, Kodacolor print film (35mm) that expired on August of 2001. I was very delighted to see that there actually was quite a bit of detail in the shadow areas of the photos! To see a few more photos and learn more about the specs of this camera please visit my other post The Foliage by the Pond. […]

  3. Jim said, on April 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

    A little light leak or lens flare there in Photo #3? I had a similar camera in the 1980s, an all-plastic wonder.

    • Nicole Gelinas said, on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

      It’s most likely a lens flare. Seriously the lens on this thing is a piece of junk! Haha! The cheapest plastic on a camera I have ever seen, but still makes magical photos!


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