I know that most of this image is out of focus but I kinda like it’s abstractness
I have been pondering the Weekly Photo Challenge of last week which is Ooh, Shiny! and I think it’s fairly obvious to anyone who follows me that, what is guaranteed to distract me? What my “Ooh, shiny!” is, is…
and I had another distraction this week which had me a little on edge.
I was browsing that auction site (again) and spotted a fairly modern Voigtländer in the form of a Bessa-R. I know that technically this is a Cosina and they just happen to own the name but it’s still a good camera. I don’t need one of these and until then I hadn’t even thought about buying a ‘new’ camera (just the old one’s) so…. SHINY!! Continue reading “Excitement, fear and relief”
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”
Getting this camera was a little painful, I’ve written about that already here
This Voigtlander bessamatic is an early SLR with interchangeable lenses which of course is now the norm. Back then I guess things were still being worked out and there is a noticeable difference between the functionality of this camera to how more modern SLRs work.
This is not a review more a tale of disappointment.
Recently I spotted an interesting potential addition to my collection on the auction site and decided to bid. The auction was for a Voigtlander Bessamatic which came with the very rare Zoomar lens. The Zoomar lens was the first zoom lens ever for 35mm cameras and was invented by Voigtlander. Continue reading “Voigtlander Bessamatic”
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”
Apologies for not much activity this week, as well as the house move I have also had a family loss.
I have some catching up to do later as many photography related things are going on.
I have several cameras to try and post about;
- Polaroid Colorpack II (thanks Jim at Down the Road)
- Contax III
- Pentacon FM (Contax FM)
- Zeis Ikon Voigtlander 500SE
- Ricoh 35 ZF
I have a set of macro bellows to play with.
I have some projects I’d like to start on.
So please bare with me and I will be posting some of the above and more soon.
Accidentally did a double exposure recently, I kind of quite like it though
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”
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”