I stopped into my local camera repair shop last week to retrieve my Leitz Summarit which got damaged during my family trip to Disney earlier this year. Lev, the shop-owner told me that he had something I might be interested in. He brought out a little black Barnack Leica and I tried my best to keep […]Read more "A Brief History of my Leica I/III Conversion"
I have been collecting various items commemorating the movie Night of the Living Dead since the late 1990’s when eBay was new and I was in high school, saving my lunch money for things that my dad said were “junk”. I recently got back into my NotLD collecting and have been fortunate enough to make […]Read more "Night of the Living Dead Trading Card History"
Almost three years ago, I was wandering the streets of downtown Philadelphia with my friends and my Leica. Philly is undergoing a bit of a revival. Rundown old properties are being rejuvenated and turned into trendy new homes and businesses. There’s a lot of character in the old buildings that I hope can be preserved […]Read more "1320"
The Nikon FM10 is a camera that experienced/knowledgeable film photographers take pride in dismissing. The chorus is common: “It’s all plastic!” “It’s not even made by Nikon!” But look, what the vocal opponents don’t seem to get is that the Nikon FM10 is actually a highly evolved, practical camera, capable of terrific photos. And it represents […]Read more "Defending the Nikon FM10"
I’m as much of a Leica fan as anyone but I have to admit, the Japanese reincarnate of Voigtlander seriously one-upped the German Leica gods when they designed their T-Winder. Let’s begin at the beginning. Leica introduced a few rapidwinder devices for it’s screw mount 35mm rangefinder cameras in the 1930’s or 40’s. The exact history […]Read more "Leicavit vs. T-Winder"
Leica is the eccentric German camera maker that photographers love to love and love to hate. Say what you want about Leica but you can’t say they don’t try! You be the judge! Are these Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories examples of innovative industrial marvel or whacked-out bizarre toys for rich armchair photographers? Either way, […]Read more "Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories"
It’s been a few weeks since I retrieved my Konica III from BP-ES where it’s sticky shutter was repaired and rangefinder calibrated. I’m carrying the III with me daily, slowly working my way through a few rolls of Tri-X as I come across interesting scenes in my life. I have only owned one other Konica […]Read more "Behold, the Konica III"