My Second Camera

My Second Camera

This is not my Dad’s Yashica “A” I talk about here but one I have acquired recently and cleaned up. I am standing between my Aunt Katherine and Uncle Harold at the Honolulu airport in Hawaii in 1958 and in my hands I am holding my Dad’s Yashica...
Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R

I have been waiting for a long time for a Canon mirrorless camera. As I have said here, I even bought a Sony NEX C3 to experiment with a mirrorless body (that just increased my appetite for the Canon offering). For months I have been reading the rumors and...
Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

I want to build a camera. The wonderful thing about a hobby is that the directions it takes do not have to make sense. Sure, I shoot mainly digital but that is not the point, is it? I want to build a camera and experience for myself the trials and tribulations of...
DX Film Code

DX Film Code

I acquired a Canon Photura camera with which I have been preoccupied for the last several days. A really interesting and somewhat curious machine. But that is not what this story is about. It’s about wanting to shoot some film with the camera. My bulk loader...
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...
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...