Helios 103 Cleaning

Helios 103 Cleaning

Zavod Arsenal Cleaning the Helios 103 The Standard Lens for the Kiev 4M and Kiev AM When I received my Kiev 4AM from the Ukraine, which I wrote about earlier, it had on it the standard lens for that camera, a Helios 103 53mm f/1.8 lens made at the Zavod Arsenal in...
Kiev 4A

Kiev 4A

Zavod Arsenal Kiev 4A 35mm Rangefinder Contax Clone A Post-War Clone of the Zeiss Ikon Contax II At the end of World War II Russia claimed and received the manufacturing rights and equipment to produce the Contax II and III cameras as war reparations. Production began...
Another Camera Show

Another Camera Show

Waiting Outside the South Arm United Church hallĀ  for the Show to open. I was early to get in with the “Early Birds” Another camera show in Richmond last Saturday and more stuff for the collection I went to another camera show this past Saturday. It was...
The Same is Always Different

The Same is Always Different

On the side of the house we have a Lady who stands in the garden looking after the flowers. She is one of my favorite subjects. Have you ever heard someone pondering what to photograph? I have and I have had the experience of making a suggestion only to be told that...
The Process is Irrelevant

The Process is Irrelevant

There are some days when I come out on the front porch of our home and the picture before me is breathtaking. The light is just right, the air is clear, and the clouds in the sky are perfect. I had such a day this past winter and, of course, I got my camera and took a...