This weekend I am going away on a mini holiday to Los Angeles, which is actually just a short 5 1/2 hour drive from the Bay Area. I have several friends that live in the area and have yet to make the trek out there since moving to the bay about 10 months ago. So I decided it was time to make the effort to get down there to see what it is all about (in all my travels I have only seen the LA airport, but never the city itself!!!)
Earlier in the year I took a trip to Puerto Rico for a friends birthday. In my mind I though this is perfect for me to take my new(old) little waterproof Minolta camera. It takes 110 film, so it was also the perfect opportunity for me to use Lomography’s new 110 Color Tiger Film.
The bright yellow Weathermatic-A was first made in the 1980’s as a watertight camera with a built in electric flash that could be used in water in depths of up to 15 feet or 5 meters. It has very large black control knobs on the top of the camera, perfect if you may be diving with it and need easier control. One knob is used for continuous focus for a range of about 3 feet up to infinity. These are designated with the figure of a person from the chest up for close range all the way to a figure of a mountain for landscape shots. The other knob designates the exposure with 3 options of sunny, cloudy and flash needed. The bottom of the camera has a black film advance lever that you cock after every picture taken. The camera only needs one AA battery to control all of the features.