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"
Going on a trip? If you’re shooting on film, don’t forget that you need to get it safely through an x-ray scan at each airport that you move through!Read more "Flying with Film in the 21st Century"
Check out this super cool new, special edition Fuji Instax Mini 8 camera! It was released to promote Despicable Me 3 and has been designed, very cleverly, to resemble one of those lovable Minion characters. I love the lens cover that looks like a Minion eye! Notice the addition of hands and […]Read more "Despicable Me Fuji Instax Mini Camera!"
Volumes have written about the much maligned and despised Leitz 5cm 1.5 Summarit. But, it’s one of my favorite lenses and I can tell you why in just two photos! Shot One, taken at approximately 5 feet away from the subject at f4 with Kodak Tri-X 35mm film rated at 1600 ISO, processed in Kodak […]Read more "My Summary of the Leitz 5cm 1.5 Summarit… in Two Shots!"
In the 1980’s, when I was a kid, my mother worked for the Carr Lowrey Glass Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Carr Lowery was a staple of Baltimore industry and was the birthplace for many famous mass-produced glass items such as the collectible AVON bottles of the 1970’s which were shaped like cars, antiques, people, animals, […]Read more "Keep Closed When Not In Use; A Tribute to My Mother"