Olympus Auto-Eye – Week 82 results

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 notchesContinue reading “Olympus Auto-Eye – Week 82 results”

Week 77 – Canonet QL17 GIII

The Canonet QL17 GIII was the last of Canon’s fixed lens rangefinders. Manufactured sometime in the 1970’s, it has a 40mm lens and aperture priority automatic exposure. The QL designation indicates a quick-loading film system, while the 17 indicates a maximum aperture of f1.7. The Canonet range also included a QL19, QL25, and a CanonetContinue reading “Week 77 – Canonet QL17 GIII”

Week 65 – Yashica Minister III

The Yashica Minister III is a fixed lens rangefinder from the early 1960s. I have been unable to pin down an exact date, but the previous Minister II was introduced in 1962. It features a 45mm f/2.8 lens with a coupled rangefinder. The selenium meter cell is located inside the filter ring on the faceContinue reading “Week 65 – Yashica Minister III”

Week 50 – Polaroid Automatic 103

It occurred to me recently that I hadn’t showcased any of my Polaroid pack-film cameras.  They are uniquely physical and satisfying to use. My collection includes a pair of cameras with family history; Dad bought the 230 when he returned from the army, and Gramp bought the 220 for a trip to Bermuda. As itContinue reading “Week 50 – Polaroid Automatic 103”