An unusual #ShittyCameraChallenge sunrise with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 07 December 2022

I’ve been using the ‘high specification’ Sony Mavica MVC-FD81 for much of the #1990sCameraChallenge, but I thought it might be nice to see a sunrise through its more basic sibling, the MVC-FD51.  Like before, I held an ND filter over the lens to take off the glare of the rising sun. This time, though, instead ofContinue reading “An unusual #ShittyCameraChallenge sunrise with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 07 December 2022”

A #ShittyCameraChallenge sunrise, 03 December 2022

After the file error on the first day of the #1990sCameraChallenge and sleeping through the sunrise yesterday, this morning I was determined to catch the sunrise before the rain returns. Taken with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81. An ND4 filter was held over the lens to take off the glare of the rising sun.

First day of the Shitty Camera Challenge #1990sCameraChallenge, 01 December 2022

The #ShittyCameraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge started on 01 December and ends 31 January 2023. It’s a celebration of cameras introduced between 1990 and1999 and the idea is to take images with film and early digital cameras an post them online. Normally on Twitter, this year the #1990sCameraChallenge will take place on Tumblr and Mastodon. Follow the @ShittyCameraChallenge.photog.social onContinue reading “First day of the Shitty Camera Challenge #1990sCameraChallenge, 01 December 2022”

Lo-Fi panoramas with the Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 09 November 2022

Practising for the #ShittyCamaraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge I thought it might be nice to see whether I could stitch together a couple of images from the Sony Mavica.  Images were straight out of the camera and stitched together with the phone app Bimostitch.

Lo-Fi: The Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 04 November 2022

As well as the MVC-FD51 for the #ShittyCamaraChallenge #1990sCameraChallenge I now have an MVC-FD81. Although it was launched in 1998, the same year as the MVC-FD51, it features an enhanced resolution of 1MP and a faster floppy disk drive than its predecessor. Like the MVC-FD51 it was fun to use. I took a short walkContinue reading “Lo-Fi: The Sony Mavica MVC-FD81, 04 November 2022”

Lo-Fi: A ‘test roll’ in the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 04 November 2022

Running from 01 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, the latest #ShittyCameraChallenge will feature cameras from the 1990s. I already have two analogue cameras to use in the challenge, a Canon Epoca 135 and a Samsung Fino 35s point and shoot, but the 90s were when digital cameras started to appear in the consumer marketplaceContinue reading “Lo-Fi: A ‘test roll’ in the Sony Mavica MVC-FD51, 04 November 2022”