I have to say I'm not big on APS cameras but they do have
a great advantage in portability. This is so small it can sit in the palm
of my hand and has the zoom equivalent of a 35 - 70mm (24 - 48mm)lens,
based on 35mm standard. It has a set of function
buttons on the back for different flash settings and infinity focus etc.
along with the customary choice of view for panoramic (pointless), 3:2 and
4:3 formats. Who dreamed up the idea of panoramic in an APS C size
negative when all you get is a cut down image stretched out to fit across
2 frames. I'm sure there must be a use for it but I haven't found it yet.
Anyway, it is of sturdy metal construction and has the feel of a good
piece and with a Konica lens should perform very well. I have some APS
film so I will take it out for a spin when I get chance.
Chance has arrived and I have a couple of days over
Easter to go out with cameras. Starting in Stroud for a bit of camera
searching then to Weston Super Mare with a couple of shots along the beach
and finally to Buscot Park. Performance of this very compact and portable
instrument is less than brilliant, given that 2 of the 3 days were bright
sunshine which wouldn't pose a challenge to many cameras. As usual
with these very small lenses the converging verticals are really bad, I
have pulled a couple out with software but this introduces other