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Cameras, cameras, cameras

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Fire escape

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Fire escape taken in Hollywood California

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PoF: Monochrome landscapes

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Buffalo Bill Reservoir – I’m attempting (not so well) to imitate Ansel Adams

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Yellowstone National Park

I’m thinking of going ‘mirrorless’

Is it time for me to switch?  I’ve been casually thinking about the idea for a while and now I am looking at specific cameras. Continue reading “I’m thinking of going ‘mirrorless’”

Photos on Friday (PoF): Twenty four cameras

Here are my camera pictures for this week’s ‘Photo on Friday’, I know there are a lot of them.  What can I say, I like cameras, especially old ones.

(I will admit that three of these are existing photos from my library).

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Starting at almost the very beginning of popular photography, the oldest of the bunch having been made between 1901 and 1933; A box Brownie from Kodak – model number 2
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Another early Kodak Six20 Junior model D c1934

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A couple of cheap 110 format pocket cameras from the late 70s (I think) – Olympia and Fotorama Pocketpak 330

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The most modern of the bunch a lens-only camera from Sony where your phone is used as the control and viewfinder – DSC-QX10. I love this little thing it’s so convenient to use when I don’t want to carry very much and gives me 18MP with 10x optical zoom so better than the phone on it’s own.
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My first Canon, a low end SLR – EOS 1000F with 35-105mm 1:3.5-4.5 lens
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A very early digital camera from Casio and held together with tape – not measured in megapixels (as those didn’t exist yet) its resolution is 640 x 480 (model QV-700)
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Some broken cameras from the 90s; Pentax Optio 550 (5MP), Sony CybershotU (2MP) and on the APS film format Canon Ixus
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Polaroid 210 Land Camera in working condition – still used regularly whilst film is still available; time is limited 😦
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Technically this isn’t mine as I bought it for my girlfriend but I couldn’t leave it out of this list as it is quite cute and completes the set 🙂 Polaroid Land Camera 1000 ‘Red Button’
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From the 70s (I think) this is a Halina Simplette Electric on the 126 film format
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Agfa Isolette with 85mm 1:4.5 lens – uses 120 film
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A trio of Voigtlanders, from the right; my regular use rangefinder film camera Vitomatic w/ 50mm 1:2.8 Color Skopar Lens, Vitessa Type N w/ 50mm 1:2 Ultron lens, and my first 35mm camera the Vito B w/ 50mm 1:3.5 Color Skopar Lens

 

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This is a rangefinder from England just after WWII a Corfield Periflex Gold Star w/50 mm 1:2.8 lens – the rangefinder mechanism uses a small periscope which flicks out of the way as you press the shutter! This one is actually in my for sale pile as I have my eye on another camera which needs funding 😉
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Another one that is for sale is this Bolsey B2 with Wollensak 44mm 1:3.2 Anastigmat lens from the good ol’ USA
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The odd one out which I nearly didn’t include – a cine film camera from Elmo; 8-E Zoom auto Eye
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I think this is a beautiful piece of equipment its another Polaroid land camera, model 800 – no film available for this one
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A twin lens reflex (TLR) from Rollie – Rolliecord IIa w/ 75mm 1:3.5 lens – Rolliecord was the lower end market product range (Rollieflex being the upper) and this camera is from around 1937
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Another TLR and sorry for the artsy angle, this is my medium format film camera which I still use if I am in that mood (not very often) a Halina A1 w/ 80mm 1:3.5 Anastigmat lens
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Lastly my daily shooter; Canon EOS 60D with Sigma 24-70mm 1:2.8 lens. Just for completeness have some other lenses; Canon 75-300mm 1:4-5.6, 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 and 50mm 1:1.8

There is one camera missing which is my first DSLR the Canon 300D that my daughter has back in the UK so not available for me to photograph.

Next week will be the end of April and as April is the month of Spring I will take something spring-like for you before it’s too late.

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