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”
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).
This was the last camera I bought a little while ago and I am not buying any more until I have thinned down the ones I have no intention of using and begin focusing on a core set of cameras (unless my dream camera appears at a shockingly low price!).
Anyway, this is the Yashica-44 Continue reading “Cameras: Yashica-44”
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”
This is a great example of a pseudo twin lens reflex (TLR) camera from the early fifties. Continue reading “Cameras: Herbert George Insta Flash”