Minolta XG1

Minolta XG1


With all the technological advances of digital cameras I still find it fun to shoot film at times, there is just something unique about it. Lately I've been shooting with black and white film which requires the traditional processing method but, gaining access to a dark room as well as materials doesn't come cheap. Not to long ago I inherited some dark room equipment but, I'm still missing some key pieces so all of these recent shots will just have to wait. I looked around for another option and came across some Kodak BW400CN film which CAN be brought to a local 1 hour photo and be processed with the regular color method. I'll get back to all of you after I get some time to experiment with this film. Have a great weekend everyone!

EXIF

Focal Length:
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 400

Latest Comment

  • i'm pretty much intrigued by shooting film too.. but would probably try that later on.. by that time, you could probably be my helpline.. :D

    nice work capturing this shot as well.. :)
    rian @ 2010-02-06 08:42:39
  • i was looking thru some old photo albums, i had forgotten how beautiful film can be!!
    Elaine- @ 2010-02-06 14:07:21
  • nice description of this camera and I like the sharp focus on the lens.
    Liang @ 2010-02-06 15:51:35
  • What a blast from the past! This was my very first camera. I purchased used after saving my baby sitting money for months
    Yvonne @ 2010-02-06 20:06:35
  • Sweet memories...
    Sidney @ 2010-02-06 22:22:01
  • this camera was a dream for me when I was 15- excellent image and light
    yiannis krikis @ 2010-02-07 02:42:25
  • A fine job of showing this equipment at its best. Excellent focus control and exposure. Well done.
    Don @ 2010-02-07 09:27:58
  • Great ! Very cool shot .
    MARIANA @ 2010-02-07 12:21:53
  • You make me want to drag out my old 35mm Canon, Brian. Excellent shot.
    Toni @ 2010-02-07 15:31:37
  • My late brother did all film processing, Brian, and had his own dark room. I often wonder what he would think of our digital world these days?
    Ginnie @ 2010-02-08 02:00:20
  • That's a nice camera. I bought the exact (defective metering) camera for my wife or girlfriend at the time. She took it to class and everything came out funky as hell, but the professor loved it because it was creative. I am a Nikon SLR man myself, but, Minolta & Yashica all the way for rangefinder cameras.
    Howard F. @ 2010-02-08 17:23:44
  • I ought to feel nostalgic - but I spent aeons printing negatives for clients in the darkroom. Never again - DSLR's for ever. Nice shot though!
    george@minimalistics @ 2010-02-09 14:55:07
  • This is a beautiful shot. Looks like something for one of their ads in a magazine.
    sherri @ 2010-02-09 20:04:47
  • i totally understand you. i miss my darkroom as well.. i've spent hours in there! i like to shoot films from time to time even if don't develop them myself anymore
    nissou* @ 2010-02-11 01:08:39
  • Very sharp, nice. Although your choice to use portrait orientation is questionable many times hehe.
    Peter @ 2010-02-12 19:56:40
  • Brings back fond memories of my B&W film days and only having manual setting. Great shot, love the details and clarity.
    John Maslowski @ 2010-02-14 07:31:09
  • nice camera.....
    bram antareja @ 2010-02-15 02:38:12
  • A very atractive shot of this camera, and a feeling of nostalgia for me. Over a few decades, I had some great film cameras including Contax, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus and Minolta. About 30 years ago, I also did a darkroom course with what was then called the Nikon Travelling School of Photography.

    I miss it in some ways, but the problem (as you say) is the expense and the darkroom access. Waiting to see your film shots, then!
    Andrew Gould @ 2010-02-16 15:58:09
  • Did you get a chance to develop any of your film yet? I've recently come into possession of a Minolta XG-1 and I'm extremely curious as to the potential of this camera...
    Rachel @ 2011-09-23 23:05:27
Add Comment   View All (19)
Minolta XG1

Minolta XG1


With all the technological advances of digital cameras I still find it fun to shoot film at times, there is just something unique about it. Lately I've been shooting with black and white film which requires the traditional processing method but, gaining access to a dark room as well as materials doesn't come cheap. Not to long ago I inherited some dark room equipment but, I'm still missing some key pieces so all of these recent shots will just have to wait. I looked around for another option and came across some Kodak BW400CN film which CAN be brought to a local 1 hour photo and be processed with the regular color method. I'll get back to all of you after I get some time to experiment with this film. Have a great weekend everyone!

EXIF

Focal Length:
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 400

Latest Comment

  • i'm pretty much intrigued by shooting film too.. but would probably try that later on.. by that time, you could probably be my helpline.. :D

    nice work capturing this shot as well.. :)
    rian @ 2010-02-06 08:42:39
  • i was looking thru some old photo albums, i had forgotten how beautiful film can be!!
    Elaine- @ 2010-02-06 14:07:21
  • nice description of this camera and I like the sharp focus on the lens.
    Liang @ 2010-02-06 15:51:35
  • What a blast from the past! This was my very first camera. I purchased used after saving my baby sitting money for months
    Yvonne @ 2010-02-06 20:06:35
  • Sweet memories...
    Sidney @ 2010-02-06 22:22:01
  • this camera was a dream for me when I was 15- excellent image and light
    yiannis krikis @ 2010-02-07 02:42:25
  • A fine job of showing this equipment at its best. Excellent focus control and exposure. Well done.
    Don @ 2010-02-07 09:27:58
  • Great ! Very cool shot .
    MARIANA @ 2010-02-07 12:21:53
  • You make me want to drag out my old 35mm Canon, Brian. Excellent shot.
    Toni @ 2010-02-07 15:31:37
  • My late brother did all film processing, Brian, and had his own dark room. I often wonder what he would think of our digital world these days?
    Ginnie @ 2010-02-08 02:00:20
  • That's a nice camera. I bought the exact (defective metering) camera for my wife or girlfriend at the time. She took it to class and everything came out funky as hell, but the professor loved it because it was creative. I am a Nikon SLR man myself, but, Minolta & Yashica all the way for rangefinder cameras.
    Howard F. @ 2010-02-08 17:23:44
  • I ought to feel nostalgic - but I spent aeons printing negatives for clients in the darkroom. Never again - DSLR's for ever. Nice shot though!
    george@minimalistics @ 2010-02-09 14:55:07
  • This is a beautiful shot. Looks like something for one of their ads in a magazine.
    sherri @ 2010-02-09 20:04:47
  • i totally understand you. i miss my darkroom as well.. i've spent hours in there! i like to shoot films from time to time even if don't develop them myself anymore
    nissou* @ 2010-02-11 01:08:39
  • Very sharp, nice. Although your choice to use portrait orientation is questionable many times hehe.
    Peter @ 2010-02-12 19:56:40
  • Brings back fond memories of my B&W film days and only having manual setting. Great shot, love the details and clarity.
    John Maslowski @ 2010-02-14 07:31:09
  • nice camera.....
    bram antareja @ 2010-02-15 02:38:12
  • A very atractive shot of this camera, and a feeling of nostalgia for me. Over a few decades, I had some great film cameras including Contax, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus and Minolta. About 30 years ago, I also did a darkroom course with what was then called the Nikon Travelling School of Photography.

    I miss it in some ways, but the problem (as you say) is the expense and the darkroom access. Waiting to see your film shots, then!
    Andrew Gould @ 2010-02-16 15:58:09
  • Did you get a chance to develop any of your film yet? I've recently come into possession of a Minolta XG-1 and I'm extremely curious as to the potential of this camera...
    Rachel @ 2011-09-23 23:05:27
Add Comment   View All (19)