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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 ...

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 ...

Graflex RB Super D

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | 15 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_220" align="alignleft" width="143" caption="Graflex RB Super D SLR 3x4 camera"][/caption] What's 7 inches tall by 7 inches deep by 6 inches wide, approved has a big 152mm lens, help and a giant mirror inside? A World War II era ...

Fixed the Bellows. Now what?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | Comments Off on Fixed the Bellows. Now what?

A couple of months ago, ailment I wrote about my first tries using the Kodak Vigilant Six-20 to take pictures. I experienced some unexpected light leaks from extremely tiny holes in the bellows, and figured out how to plug ...

Slide Film is tricky, after all!

Monday, August 18th, 2008 Posted in geeky, hobbies, photography | 6 Comments »

Or is it? (That's a nice, medications vague introduction!) Well, I've been reading a lot about different kinds of film, including slide film. The color rendition is supposed to be totally different than from negative film, not to mention more ...