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My Two Camera Month Project - #6, October 2021: Redscaled 800 ASA Film, Minolta Hi-Matic C & Beier Beirette

Each month for a year I will use one pair of cameras, then next month switch to another pair. They are all fixed-lens compact cameras. I will use the same film stock in both cameras. Each month I will share my impressions from using the cameras, while showing the photographs I make.

Part #6: October 2021

Film type: Kodak/Fujifilm 800 ASA redscaled and exposed at 100 ASA.

It took me more than seven months to get the films developed, and I didn't make any notes, so I don't have much to say about the photographic process.

What I can tell you is that both cameras are favourites of mine. One - Beirette - is fully manually controlled, with a 45 mm. The other - Hi-Matic C - is semi-automatic, with a 40 mm. I wrote about both cameras in the past here and here, for instance. 

The films: Redscaled Kodak and Fujifilm 800 ASA

I redscaled two fast films and exposed them at 50-100 ASA. See how I use redscale here.

Minolta Hi-Matic C photos


These are the only two that came out without damage or lightleaks. The film came from a camera that I bought and was cut, which gave me 12 exposures. Age or storage or something else funked it up. This was all I got, which isn't much. But it's redscaled. I did some editing to make them eligible.

Beier Beirette photos






I have problems with camera shake with this camera. The shutter release is a bit awkward, which often results in too much movement. I am rather happy with these photos, though I had to edit them quite a bit due to dust and my scanner being not too bright.

In conclusion

I love them, but this time things got complicated. I will definitively cling on to the Hi-Matic C which is an all time favourite of mine.


Visit my Etsy shop for cameras and related stuff, the facebook group on modding lenses and cameras or my Instagram account ourbooksmalmo.

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