I have slowed my camera collecting recently and have even de-accessioned pieces which I don't care about. This spring I spent a few weeks watching a Craigslist ad for a Mamiyaflex C2, and when it didn't move I gave the owner a call. I have heard great things about Mamiya TLRs. At first blush I… Continue reading Week 22 – WOW!
It's eight degrees and there is over 2 feet of snow on my flat roof with more expected tonight. I really should be out shoveling. Instead I'm catching up with my blogs. For this week's roll, I chose the Ansco Clipper. I don't remember where or when I got my Clipper. It's a folding box… Continue reading Week 87 – Ansco Clipper
For this week, something slightly different. Located in the center above is my 1947 Graflex 2x3 Pacemaker Speed Graphic. (Pictured either side are the Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4x5 and a Nikon FM2 for size comparison.) I purchased it on Craigslist a year or so ago. From the description, I initially thought it was another 4x5… Continue reading Week 84 – Baby Graphic
Wikipedia reports that the Holga was originally designed as an inexpensive family camera for the Chinese masses. The company envisioned a sort of Asian Kodak recording family vacations and events. Things may not have worked out as originally intended, but I found my Holga perfectly suited to the task when we took it on a… Continue reading Holga 120N – week 74 results
The Holga 120N was my entry into medium format. Prior to my return to film about 2 years ago, I knew nothing of things larger than 35mm. The Holga was an inexpensive way to learn. It features a zone focus plastic lens with symbols for Portrait, Single Person, Group, and Landscape. A switch selects different… Continue reading Holga 120N – Week 74
Summer is here with all its attendant craziness. I've still been shooting, but finding the time to develop, scan, and write has been difficult.For this past week I chose the Yashicamat LM, a TLR from 1958-1964. I wrote a post of first impressions with it before I'd started 52 Cameras. I loaded it with a… Continue reading Week 70 – Yashicamat LM
I like the Duaflex. I've called it a pseudo-TLR before, but I've decided to drop that appellation. It has two lenses and a reflex mirror. By definition, this makes it a Twin Lens Reflex. As I experiment with more cameras, the line between TLR and pseudo- becomes harder to define.My Duaflex has character. The leatherette… Continue reading Kodak Duaflex IV – Week 66 Results
Todd Schlemmer's P6*6 3D printed pinhole camera is tons of fun. I'm continually amazed that it sprang from his mind though an I/O device into reality. We truly live in an amazing world. 3D printing lends itself to continuous improvement. One of Todd's first additions was a clip to better secure the camera's top plate.… Continue reading P6*6 mods