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 decided to spend much of 2019 shooting the stock of 36 various films I have in stock and hope to shoot all of them before the end of the year.
The first film was already loaded in my Voigtländer Prominent (currently fitted with the Ultron 50mm 2.0 lens) and was the Fuji Pro 400 film.
I decided that as I was heading to the West of LA anyway for an evening get-together with Cameras and Beer, I would spend an hour or two at the Getty Center. They were running an exhibition of Sally Mann that I was keen to visit and also I love the architecture around the Getty.
This is the second of my recent acquisitions which together make me feel I can stop looking as I have exactly the core camera set I want to use (well almost). I already posted about the Prominent this is another from Voigtländer (of course) and it is a Twin Lens Reflex.
This has everything you could ever want from a TLR in a well designed package.
- Good viewfinder? Yep
- Great lens? You got it
- Lever based winder? Indeed
- Spirit level? Of course
- Parallax correction? Oh yes
- Frame counter? Certainly
See what I mean?
This model was first released in 1933 and I think this actual example was a little later in the run so probably around 1936. Continue reading “Cameras: Voigtländer Superb”
It was my birthday last week and my fiancee asked me what would I like to do. I didn’t really have anything that I could really think of other than photography time. So, she agreed to accompany me on a photography walk downtown in LA and as she was looking for a few things we started in the ‘fashion district’.
My fiancee is someone who likes to have a plan and ideally an itinerary, by the very least a goal to aim for. By contrast I am happy to wander aimlessly just looking about and seeing what I see.
A Mamiya TLR from the ‘C’ series has been on my list of desires for a long time and I never really thought I would own one. These were the professional cameras used by wedding photographers all over the place throughout the 70s and 80s and have always been at a price point well beyond what I could justify. They’re not especially attractive cameras (though all TLRs have a classic look in my opinion) but they are solid work horses and can take a lot of use (or abuse).
As we approach All Hallows’ Eve I have two things planned starting tomorrow; first off a series of scary and/or creepy images to get us in the mood and second, a departure from the normal themes of this blog, a short story which will be serialized throughout the week so look out for ‘TLR: A story‘ Continue reading “Coming soon…”
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”
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).
A couple of cheap 110 format pocket cameras from the late 70s (I think) – Olympia and Fotorama Pocketpak 330
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.