I have mentioned this camera before but wanted to add more detail (and add better pictures). The Brillant was first sold in around 1932; early models used a simple zone style focussing method (as opposed to actual distance) with the operator selecting portrait, landscape etc.
This is a later version from around 1937 as it is made from bakelite rather than metal Continue reading “Cameras: Voigtlander Brillant”
I recently picked up a Voigtlander (Zeiss Ikon) Vitessa 500 SE Electronic; what a great little camera!
I receiving it the first issue was batteries as it needed two PX825 (1.55v) batteries which are no longer available. Continue reading “Camera: Voigtlander Vitessa 500 SE electronic”
A few weeks ago I visited the newly opened Los Angeles State Historic Park. I understand this park has been a long time in the making and opened something like 16 years late.
Anyway it’s a nice open space close to Chinatown and Downtown LA, well worth a visit if you want to chill out. It’s quite open and new looking, much of the trees and shrubbery still need to mature and it can only get better. Considering it’s newly opened there was a lot of repair work going on but it was still nice to walk around for an hour or so.
I took my Voigtlander Bessa RF with me loaded with Ilford Delta 400. Continue reading “Los Angeles State Historic Park”
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”
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”
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”