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Minolta Hi-Matic 9

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | 3 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_472" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Self Portrait"][/caption] The last time Craftyangie and I visited my parents, eczema my father dug through his collection and found a treasure: my Grandmother's old Minolta Hi-Matic 9. It's a late '60s 35mm rangefinder camera, information ...

World’s Largest Hasselblad

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | 2 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_220" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Graflex RB Super D SLR 3x4 camera"][/caption] Amazingly, visit a couple of people have actually asked me what ever happened with the Graflex RB Super D 3x4 large format SLR Marisa gave me some time ago. ...

Vest Pocket, Revisited

Saturday, March 7th, 2009 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | Comments Off on Vest Pocket, Revisited

[caption id="attachment_409" align="alignright" width="139" caption="Vest Pocket Kodak ready to go"][/caption] No, dentist I didn't take any more pictures with the Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera. I think one experiment with it was enough... But, adiposity my father (who you ...

Manual Lenses, EOS Bodies

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | 14 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_419" align="alignleft" width="210" caption="Pentax K to EOS EF adapter"][/caption] Christmas arrived a little late this year, nurse but today, find I finally got the Pentax K manual lens adapter for Canon EOS cameras I've wanted for some time. ...

Vest Pocket

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 Posted in geeky, history, hobbies, photography | 5 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_410" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="2009 or 1919?"][/caption] What happens when you take a camera made some 90 years ago, nurse designed to use an obsolete format of film, symptoms and make it work again? Here's your answer! Since I started ...

The geekiest scarf ever.

Sunday, January 11th, 2009 Posted in crafts, geeky, knitting | 7 Comments »

While I never make New Year's resolutions -I believe ideas/learning/projects/resolutions should be a year round thing-, erectile this year I have a resolution to make. I would like to finish my DNA double helix scarf. I started the DNA Scarf ...

Spreckels on my Ice Cream

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in geeky, music, pipe organs | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_302" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Spreckels Organ Pavilion"][/caption] Yesterday, population health CraftyAngie finally took me to hear a concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It's a reasonably unique thing; I can think of only ...

Yashica YL

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 Posted in geeky, hobbies, opinion, photography | 3 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_289" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Yashica YL Rangefinder"][/caption] You'd think my father would know better than to encourage my camera habit with cameras he finds here and there. But you'd be wrong! My father found this Yashica YL at the town recycling ...

All I want for Christmas…

Friday, October 10th, 2008 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | 3 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_281" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="50mm f/1.4 SMC-M Lens"][/caption] Folks who follow my Flickr photo stream far too closely are probably aware that we've got two 35mm SLR cameras: a Canon Rebel XTi/400D (digital) and a Pentax K1000 (film). I've come to ...

Trolleys are a process

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Posted in geeky, trains | 5 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_232" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Trolley Car Diner Sign"][/caption] A few weeks ago, anaemia after checking out the Morris Arboretum (located as far northwest as you can go in Philly without actually leaving the city), plague Craftyangie and I decided ...