The 625 Mercury Cell

The 625 Mercury Cell

The Mercury Cell Problem The PX625 mercury cell was a great little battery. Its main feature was its ability to provide a steady stable voltage over its lifetime and then fail quickly when its life was over. This stability made it perfect for use in measuring...
Inside a TX

Inside a TX

I love precision machinery of all kinds. And I love well made cameras. I will sit for hours holding, handling, playing with one of my cameras and derive real pleasure from that. (My wife thinks I’m nuts ….) That is why I talk so much about how a camera...
Shooting the AE-1

Shooting the AE-1

My second outing with film happened on June 12th of this year. I chose a black AE-1 to try out with an FD 50mm f/1.8 lens, the standard workhorse of the FD lenses. This camera is a lot less automatic than the EOS A2 I reported on in my last post. For film I chose a...
Shooting the EOS A2

Shooting the EOS A2

The EOS A2 is a film camera introduced in November of 1992. It is shown with an EF 28-135mm lens. This camera will accept all of the Canon EF lenses making it very versatile even though it is a film camera. As I have said in these pages, I have been considering...
Forest Solitude

Forest Solitude

My earliest memories of life were here on the West Coast of Canada. That was in the 40’s and early 50’s when Vancouver was a small place and Langley, where I have my first memories, was little more than a few stores and to walk out of town took two...