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Magicube

A closeup of an old Magicube flash cube. These were made for Instamatic cameras and didn’t require batteries to make them flash. This hasn’t been cropped at all, it’s just that with the 2x tele-converter and the +3 close-up lens, it allows me to get this close to a small object. It turned out grainy due to the expired film and I also noticed that this particular combination of lenses makes for a pretty shallow depth-of-field.

This particular Magicube is a Sylvania Blue Dot Magicube - a classic flash cube brand.

Camera: Konica Autoreflex TC No. 1
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm, f/1.7
Tele-converter: Cambron Auto Tele Converter 2X
Close-Up Lens: Hoya Close-Up Lens +3
Film: Snappy Colour 200 (long expired and shot @50 ISO)
Program: Manual (no battery)
Aperture: F/16
Shutter Speed: “B” (bulb) 30 seconds
Date: December 2nd, 2022, 4.21 p.m.
Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A.

Developing Chemicals: Unicolor C-41
Water pre-soak: 1 minute at 102 degrees
Developer: 3 mins. and 30 secs. at 102 degrees
Water rinse: 2 minutes (to keep chemicals clean)
Blix: 6 ½ minutes at 102 degrees
Water rinse: 2 minutes at approx. 100 degrees
Stabilizer: 1 minute at room temperature
Water rinse: 2 minutes

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Steve Bucknell said:

A kind of alchemy, to me, that produces remarkable, unique results.
8 weeks ago