Leicavit vs. T-Winder

I’m as much of a Leica fan as anyone but I have to admit, the Japanese reincarnate of Voigtländer 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 […]

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Hung Up On Payphones

Have you forgotten about payphones? Maybe you still see their gutted shells rusting away on the perimeter of some local filling station.  I personally haven’t seen a working one in years. The days of rotary payphones, phonebooks and even telephone booths largely predate me.  I remember the occasional booth when I was a kid but for […]

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