Ahh, Gmail. That wondrous invention from Google which allows us to never misplace or lose an email. Anything anyone has ever sent us is only a quick search away. Every FB status, every Twitter notification. Every shipped package. Every unwanted advertisement. More than a few Russian girlfriends and miracle herbal supplements. It's no secret that… Continue reading INBOX:zero / Let It go
The Mercury was fun to shoot, if a bit different. Focus is by scale only. Aperture is varied on the front of the lens. There is a depth of field scale on the front of the 'parking meter' bump, and a complicated manual exposure scale on the back of the camera. (I ignored it and… Continue reading Univex Mercury – results
I can't remember when I first heard about the Univex Mercury, but I immediately knew I wanted one. Introduced in 1938 by the Universal Camera Company of New York, the Mercury was intended to compete with high-end German cameras of the time. It was the first American camera to achieve a shutter speed of… Continue reading Week 83 – Univex Mercury
Beth and I took the Auto-Eye to Cape Ann on a photowalk with the Greater Boston Film Photographers meet up group. We shot HP5 and color, but the color is still at the lab. The Auto-Eye is the only rangefinder I've ever used which also has zone focus. Brackets on the focusing scale and notches… Continue reading Olympus Auto-Eye – Week 82 results
In December of 1927, twelve citizens approached the Commonwealth of Massachusetts about something their local government couldn't or wouldn't do. They received a charter from the legislature for "the raising and obtaining of funds for the purchase and maintenance of fire fighting apparatus and equipment and for the protection of property from and during such… Continue reading Civic duty
I don't often photograph people on the street. I'm just not comfortable approaching them. Today Beth and I went to Gloucester and Rockport with the Greater Boston Film Photographers meetup group. I met this man and his recently-adopted dog at Halibut Point State Park. One of the nicest things about Instax is that you can… Continue reading Rescue Dog
Introduced in 1960, the Olympus Auto Eye is a fixed - lens rangefinder with shutter priority auto exposure. It features a 45 mm f2.8 lens. Shutter speed is selected on the lens barrel, and metered aperture is shown on a rotating dial inside the viewfinder. Mine was a last minute steal on a ShopGoodwill.com auction.… Continue reading Week 82 – Olympus Auto Eye
Bostonians have a complex about New York. They (we?) resent that NYC is bigger and has a higher profile both nationally and internationally. Sure, we have the better sports teams and all that revolutionary history, but that's about all. This week while Kiddo was off at environmental camp, Mrs Mack505 and I took a brief… Continue reading World Class?