General Thoughts, discussion, origin, history What’s So Special? What’s special about this particular item Pros one two Cons one two Specifications Manufacturer: Country of Origin: Made in: Introduced: Camera Type: Lens Mount: Format: Battery: Dimensions (cm): Weight: Serial: Accessories Eyecup: Strap: Extended Grip: Suggested Flashes: Other: Manual Butkus Additional Resources Canon Camera Museum Wikipedia MIR […]
Welcome to my little corner of the Internet, and my thoughts and documentation on some of my camera collection.
I particularly enjoy the stories each camera tells, both by the history of the particular camera model, as well as the individual camera itself, when known.
6 new cameras for the collection this weekend… on a $17 total expenditure. First up… and I’m quite excited by this one: a 1978 Agfa Optima 1035 in fantastic condition. For $4 it was my most expensive purchase of the day. It takes 3x 625 mercury batteries (no longer available), which normally would be an […]
The Yashica Electro 35 series cameras were extremely popular cameras in the 1960s and 1970s, which have stood the test of time quite well. The GS is a rather attractive camera with a great lens, and for better or for worse does get a bit of attention when it is brought out. I recently took […]
An interesting WWII era filom motion picture camera using so-called “double 8mm” film. In reality this was 16mm film, which the camera exposed only one side of. Then the film would be flipped and respooled and the other side exposed. Development labs would split the film in two and splice the ends together to produce […]
Oh my this camera is super cool. The Pentax Auto 110 Super was the second of the two Pentax SLR cameras for the super small 110 film cartridge. The Super is a minor upgrade including a self timer, and the winder now requires only one winding per film advance – the original requires two. This […]
This camera came along with a second Kodak Retina IIc from the estate of a local owner for approx $10 each. Both share the same Retina C interchangeable front lens element, and a single extra lens, the 35mm f/3.5 along with a nifty storage case. This extra lens can be used with either camera. The […]
I’ve started a series of 12″x18″ mini-posters based on some of the cameras in my collection. Prices start at $19 for 12″x18″ glossy prints, up through $99 for 12″x18″ metal prints. I’m considering other sizes/cameras/designs – feel free to leave comments with any suggestions! Check out the options online here: http://bit.ly/cameraposters
An interesting attempt to compare film to digital in an apples to apples manner. As someone who shoots both film and digital, the argument rings strange for me. They are inherently different processes, and each tool yields different processes and different results. It’s rarely been my goal to have my digital files mimic the look […]