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Cameras: Pentacon FM and Yashica Auto Yashinon DS 50mm f1.9 lens

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I bought this camera because as I previously mentioned here  I bought an M42 lens in an impulsive moment and needed a body to put it on.  After browsing for a suitable candidate I spotted this which was well under $30.  The seller said there was something wrong with the shutter (a crease in the curtain) but in another moment of impulsiveness I bought it anyway. Continue reading “Cameras: Pentacon FM and Yashica Auto Yashinon DS 50mm f1.9 lens”

Roll-over Jacques Cousteau…

… actually no, I am not anywhere in his league or even same sport (am I showing my age even using him as a reference?).

Anyway, below are a few shots taken on film while snorkeling with my Nikonos IV film camera in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Continue reading “Roll-over Jacques Cousteau…”

Cameras: Voigtlander Bessa RF

I got this recently and love it so it’s jumped to the top of my list for reviewing.

Continue reading “Cameras: Voigtlander Bessa RF”

Accidentally did a double exposure recently, I kind of quite like it though

Downtown LA shot on Ilford Delta 400
81610032 (Large)
Shot on Ilford HP5 Plus using Electro 35 GSM

Dive, dive, dive! – going underwater with film

So we are off to the US Virgin Islands next week and planning to do some snorkelling whilst we’re there.  I would love to do scuba but due to an issue with my ears a few years back I understand that it’s too risky.

Anyway, I was browsing my favourite auction website thinking about something else entirely when I stumbled upon a shop having a clear out Continue reading “Dive, dive, dive! – going underwater with film”

Cameras: Voigtlander Vito B

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”

81610033 (Large)
Shot on Ilford HP5 Plus using Electro 35 GSM

Cameras: Yashica Electro 35

I actually have two of these; an older G (pictured above) and a later GSM (below).  The GSM came with a job lot of cameras I bought and is in fully working condition.  The older one is also in good condition but the exposure control doesn’t appear to be quite working Continue reading “Cameras: Yashica Electro 35”

Cameras: Kodak Six20 Junior

Doing this one next as even though I have had it for a long time, I have decided to sell it.

This is a Kodak Six20 Junior model D to be specific and dates from about 1934.  I’m not sure exactly how long I have had this but probably close to 30 years.   Continue reading “Cameras: Kodak Six20 Junior”

Cameras: Halina AI

This is one of my favourites and one of two (true) Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras I have.  It’s not the best TLR in the world by any means but I like the simplicity of it and it works very well.   Continue reading “Cameras: Halina AI”

Cameras: Voigtlander Vitomatic

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”

Cameras, cameras, cameras

I think I am becoming a camera dealer or something… Continue reading “Cameras, cameras, cameras”

Film is not dead – time to scan

So as you may know from previous posts I have a love for old film cameras and have many in my collection (actually I have added a few since the last mention but I’ll cover that in another post).

Recently (since the beginning of the year) I have been taking some of them out for a bit of exercise which has been fun.  But, that doesn’t get them seen anywhere outside my house now does it. Continue reading “Film is not dead – time to scan”

First lesson in photography

I’ve been taking photographs for about 30 years always as an amature (although I did do some professional video work which helped me understand lighting and framing).

I didn’t really take photography seriously until I took an evening class in black and white photography back in around 1990.   Continue reading “First lesson in photography”

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