Another roll of Kodak Tri-X this time in my Voigtländer Superb. I took this on a photo walk with my local Beer and Cameras group here in LA and we walked around the fringes of the LA Art District. Continue reading “The Thirty Six: Film #10”
I think I am beyond help.
Just as I am saying I have enough cameras and I need to prune the collection; suddenly I am buying another camera and not even a Voigtländer.
Why do we do it? (Using “we” here in the hope that you there reading this are of the same disposition, please don’t enlighten me if you are not and leave me to my blissful ignorance and happiness that I am not alone in this crazy pursuit.)
I just can’t help myself, I can’t resist an interesting camera at a reasonable price. And I just can’t help looking either. Sometimes I try to kid myself that I’m only looking for specific cameras and that I am sticking to the one brand or a defined thing that I need yet I suddenly get and urge and ‘DING’ PayPal takes a hit. Continue reading “I just can’t help myself”
Apologies for not much activity this week, as well as the house move I have also had a family loss.
I have some catching up to do later as many photography related things are going on.
I have several cameras to try and post about;
- Polaroid Colorpack II (thanks Jim at Down the Road)
- Contax III
- Pentacon FM (Contax FM)
- Zeis Ikon Voigtlander 500SE
- Ricoh 35 ZF
I have a set of macro bellows to play with.
I have some projects I’d like to start on.
So please bare with me and I will be posting some of the above and more soon.
So this is the very camera that started it off for me. Sure I had used the family 126 Kodak Instamatic on holiday when we were growing up and the first actual camera I owned was a 110 format shop own brand from Boots (those cameras were so cool at the time) but when my father let me have his Voigtlander it took me to the next level. Continue reading “Cameras: Voigtlander Vito B”
When I first started in photography there were two important things with regard to cameras; glass and film. Everything else was just opening a hole for an amount of time. Camera features were not superfluous as such, but more icing on the cake; they weren’t necessary to take good pictures – they made it easier. Continue reading “Glass is important”
This is a Russian made copy of a Leica and even though it is a copy it is very solidly made. If you want to try out rangefinder style cameras with interchangeable lenses these are a good introduction and have some following in their own right but can still be found pretty cheap. Continue reading “Cameras: Fed-3”
This is a great example of a pseudo twin lens reflex (TLR) camera from the early fifties. Continue reading “Cameras: Herbert George Insta Flash”
This is my first post first post trying to document my camera collection in a little more detail and I thought I would start with one of my favourites. I am a fan of Voigtlanders and have 5 in my collection. This was my second one and my first Rangefinder. Continue reading “Cameras: Voigtlander Vitomatic”
A weekend with the Olympus Pen-F and I am sold. Continue reading “Mirrorless part 6- time to call it”