Dev Note / Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 / HP5+ 400

This is a camera my grandma gave me when I was first getting into film. It worked then and I shot a few rolls through it but never had them developed. They sat in my camera bag for a while until my car was broken into one night and my bag was stolen along with a Canon AE-1 and other rolls of film.

Since then, the camera hasn't worked and I thought it was just dead. Recently, I put fresh batteries in it and every now and then it would work. So I cleaned the contacts in the battery compartment, and pulled the tabs closer together to keep a tighter fit. The bottom corner plastic where the battery door is located is cracked, so the batteries aren't always making good contact.

Sometimes it works fine, and when the shutter won't fire, you have to press the battery door to make better contact while also firing the shutter.


FILM STOCK:

Ilford HP5+ 400 (35 mm)

Shot on Minolta Hi-Matic AF2

PREWASH:

Tap water at 68 degrees for about a minute.

DEVELOPER:

Kodak HC-110 (1:31) with a total time of 5:00 @ 68 degrees. 10 second agitation at beginning and 10 second agitation at start of every following minute.

STOP BATH:

High quality H20 @ 68 degrees for a 0:15 agitation, total time of 1:00

FIXER:

Kodak Pro for 7:00 with 15 second agitations every other 15 seconds. 

RINSE:

0:30 H20 agitation then dump.

H20 BATH:

3:00 H20 overflow.

WETTING AGENT:

1:00 agitation with Kodak Photo-flo.


RESULTS: