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Star Trek 126 - The Paradise Syndrome

Star Trek 126 - The Paradise Syndrome
An image of the television screen back in the late 1970's, while watching Star Trek. Taken with my first Kodak Instamatic X-15.

This episode is the one where Captain Kirk gets bumped on the head, loses his memory and thinks he belongs to an Indian tribe living near the obelisk in the background.

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For this shot, I didn't use a tripod. It was taken with a Kodak Instamatic X-15, which I'm pretty sure has a shutter speed of around 1/25 to 1/30 of a second, so the speed was perfect for daylight 100 ASA film. And a steady hand-held shot usually turned out. I do remember that when I used a 35mm camera such as my Minolta XD11, I'd have to make sure to keep the shutter speed at 1/30 of a second or slower or the shutter would leave parts of the screen with marks all the way across the image. But, since these cheap cameras didn't have a good shutter, they never caused this problem. My favorite type of camera for taking pictures of the tv screen was a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash 620 camera. I could take multiple exposures and got up to 20 or more screen captures on one negative. I'll post one to show what I mean.
7 years ago.
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As to shutter type, yeah, I remember I found out the hard way! Ha! I was trying to "stop" the action with a faster shutter speed early on and had a whole roll come up with those blank spaces along the screen. Finally, I figured it out.
7 years ago.

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