52 Cameras – Week 22 – Crown Graphic

I suppose it was inevitable. I've been shooting 35mm for years. Medium format was cool to learn. A Graflex was in my future eventually. A while ago my Craiglist filter turned up "some kind of Polaroid" for an outrageous price. I checked the ad anyway and discovered that the seller had what appeared to be… Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 22 – Crown Graphic


We promise to ease their suffering, and they give undying devotion in return. We feed them, shelter them, care for their health, and when the time comes we provide a merciful end. It’s never as easy as it looks on paper. When we lost Chang, I penned an eloquent and emotional post. When Jasmine received… Continue reading Jasmine

52 Cameras – Week 19 results – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR

This camera was loads of fun, with a few quirks. Exposure is automatic based on the selected aperture. If the shutter speed is out of range, an LED triangle lights in the finder pointing in the proper direction to turn the exposure wheel to correct. If the shot is acceptable, no feedback is provided.  … Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 19 results – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR

52 Cameras – Week 18 results – Yashica D

I really enjoyed the D. When shooting a TLR I've found that a good neck strap is a necessity. My FPP Super Groovy strap fits the bill. This camera has a nice, bright waist-level viewfinder. The motion is smooth and solid when focusing, winding, or shooting. I shot the entire roll on an overcast hiking… Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 18 results – Yashica D

52 Cameras – Week 19 – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR

I have an oddity this week, a Single Lens Reflex camera using 110 cartridge subminiature film. The Minolta 110 Zoom SLR (Mark I) was introduced in 1976. It is an odd-looking little pancake of a camera with a 25-50mm f4.5 zoom lens. Focus is manual with a micro prism finder spot. Exposure is aperture priority… Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 19 – Minolta 110 Zoom SLR