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Minolta X-700 with Kodak Color Plus

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Back in July, I wrote about taking photos with my Minolta Celtic 135mm f/3.5 lens on my Minolta XE. As I mentioned, I don’t often shoot at longer focal lengths (not that 135mm is that long), so any outing with anything beyond 50mm is a bit unusual for me.

Considering that I mostly liked the results from that black and white roll, I went out again with the Celtic 135mm, this time on my Minolta X-700 loaded with Kodak Color Plus.

I took on 8 pictures with that lens before switching to my Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7 lens. Holly and I were on a walk to and from the Fairmount section of the city. On our way back, I wanted to take a picture of the Logan Square Fountain and wanted the wider lens.

Building Reflection
Building Reflection
Logan Sqaure Fountain
Logan Square Fountain

My next outing with the Minolta X-700 was on a walk we took to Old City. We actually found a street (Wood Street) that we had never walked along before as well as some smaller side streets that were new to us. It amazes me that even after living in the city for 10 years, we still find new places.

Giant Shoe Filled with Flowers
Giant Shoe Filled with Flowers
Young Man by Leonard Baskin at Society Hill Towers
Young Man by Leonard Baskin at Society Hill Towers
Old Man by Leonard Baskin at Society Hill Towers
Old Man by Leonard Baskin at Society Hill Towers

I finished the roll along a walk east of our neighborhood.

Sunflower with Bee
Sunflower with Bee

I am again rather pleased with the results from my Minolta X-700 which is in the running for my favorite camera. I’ve found it to be exceedingly reliable and a pleasure to use. I’m also becoming a big fan of Kodak Color Plus, which I had recently used in my Canon AE-1.

2 Responses

  1. Khürt L Williams

    Despite living nearby (Princeton), I’ve not yet taken a film camera into Philly. Hopefully, soon I will push from my COVID inflicted cocoon. I’ve driven on Wood Street but never explored on foot.

    The photographs seem a bit overexposed.

    • Tom

      They are all rather bright, but technically, at least according to Lightroom, only the sky behind the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is overexposed. I tend to not make a lot of adjustments to my film photos since I want to preserve what comes out of the camera.
      We mainly get around on foot which helps us find a lot of the little side streets.

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