Camera Notes

Keeping notes is essential to the orderly mind and to the orderly collection.

Shooting the A35 F

Shooting the A35 F

  The A35 F, like the other Canonets, is a solid little camera. All black and shiny, around your neck it is real photographic "Jewellery". When I write about a camera I live with it for a few days. I only write about one that I have, so the first thing I do is get it...

You have to Adapt

You have to Adapt

Continuing on with the subject of using my FD lenses on my DSLR's, I acquired an FD to EOS adapter with the internal lens that allowed focus to infinity but I had never really taken the time to assess it. From what I was reading these things were not without their...

The New Sure Shot

The New Sure Shot

The Canon New Sure Shot (known internationally as the AF35M II or in Japan as the Autoboy 2) was the third camera in Canon's long running Sure Shot series of "Point and Shoot" consumer film cameras. I have just finished writing about it and you can get the technical...

Playing with the Sony NEX-C3

Playing with the Sony NEX-C3

This is my little Sony NEX-C3 which I am enjoying so much. It is simply fun to use it but it is also useful in learning about my lens collection. You may remember that I bought a Sony NEX-C3 to play with. (I wrote about it here) The idea was to have a camera which...

Consider the Pencil

Consider the Pencil

  Consider the pencil. Worth five cents it is a common item found in every home. And yet, in the right hands, it can be used to create beautiful images. Pencil sketches can rise, unquestionably, to the realm of art. Many of the greatest artists made sketches with a...

Scanning sans Scanner

Scanning sans Scanner

Thoughts on the efficient Digitizing of your Film Negatives The options for moving your images from film to computer include more than scanning at home or professional digitizing. But what  other options exist and how well do they work? I have...

October Camera Show

October Camera Show

Last weekend was the most recent edition of the Vancouver Camera show and as usual it was a great deal of fun. I had my table again and was able to sell enough of this and that to pay for my table fee. The hall was busy, lots of people, and great conversation. I had...

The Rare Camera Auction

The Rare Camera Auction

I subscribe to a lot of photo stuff on the internet. Obviously too much because I can't read and watch all of the material that washes up in my inbox. There are a few old standbys I always read and most that I just thumb through. And then there are those that go to...

The Target Six-16

The Target Six-16

It has happened again! This time I was at a swap meet this past Sunday. You know, people with tables full of stuff to sell. All kinds of collectibles, neat stuff to buy, new stuff to learn about. For instance I came across a beautiful copy of...

And Speaking of Books ….

And Speaking of Books ….

The Gods of Photography are not dead! And furthermore, they do speak to us. What follows is a true story and, to me at least, it is pretty strange. Last week I was at my day job, you know, the one that I need but also the one that keeps me from my photography. Yes,...

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