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ISO 800: Nobody Beats The WIZ
Circa 1998 Sam_Charupakorn

ISO 800: Nobody Beats The WIZ

I've always liked this picture for the fact that it was
just supposed to be a 'snap' but turned out nice, and printed
up so well.

This was "low-light/high iso" the old school way. Looking back on it,
I realize that there are some memories of time, place, and history
in here.

Note the ad for the then "hot" new Minolta Vectis, APS film
camera. Innovative, and ultimately, a flop. The salesman was
representing an electronics chain that was rather big in the
NYC Tri-State area for years, "Nobody Beats The Wiz," better
known simply as "The WIZ." They folded in 2003.

The image was taken by my favorite camera at the time, the diminutive
Contax T. Ah, history...

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Tom LeRoy29-Dec-2011 17:05
A magic shot, has a special look you don't get with digital. Contax is super! V.
James Clarke18-Feb-2011 03:56
Great portrait. Lovely colours and light. Amazing quality from iso800 film of the late nineties, maybe I shot experiment with film higher than iso400 sometime. BV
XiaoBernard9912-Dec-2007 17:52
Fong Lam04-Jun-2007 14:22
Ahhh...the venerable Contax T, brings back old memories. Great image and a nice story ~V~
LeeG04-Jun-2007 06:36
Gee Wiz this is a cool old shot.
QUERIDO04-Jun-2007 06:34
Beautiful shot,vote
Eric Carrère04-Jun-2007 06:06
Very nice portrait Sam, V.
12304-Jun-2007 05:11
Excellent portrait. V