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Project Decay - Month 33

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This Pentax MG was beyond repair so I selected it for this experiment, one that I had been looking to try for some time. I wanted to see how nature would claim a camera and turn it into a miniature ecosystem, over a long period of time. The camera has been out in all weathers in the same place, untouched. This started 2 years and 7 months ago and the only drawback has been the resilience of the camera. Even now, on month 33, it largely resists decay. At this point I've decided to make an image every three months rather than monthly, so this is the last shot until the end of March 2014.

Brand:PENTAX RICOH IMAGING
Camera:Pentax MX-1 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Dec 2013 - 3:00 PM
Focal Length:12mm
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Project Decay - Month 33
Username:johnriley1uk johnriley1uk
Uploaded:28 Dec 2013 - 12:11 AM
Tags:Photo journalism
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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 3:07 AM

I am a bit skeptic, keeping them in a steel trunk.Poor me they have no value . A long list from Kodak Retina , Leica's to Nikon F 90 & lenses.

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johnriley1uk e2 Member 1026 forum postsjohnriley1uk vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 9:51 AM

I think they have more value than you might suppose, there are some very desirable classic cameras.

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