Yashica 44LM – First Thoughts

I was walking through my local antique store a couple weeks back and came across this Yashica 44LM sitting in a cabinet. I normally don’t buy cameras from antique stores, but the price on this one was comparable to ones selling on eBay. The light meter was no longer functioning but that didn’t bother me.…

Cleveland Through a 126 Film Camera

In my previous post about a recent trip to Cleveland, I showed photos taken with my phone. In an effort to keep things light and simple, I also brought an old Kodak Instamatic X-15 and two cartridges of expired film – Kodak Max 400 and Kodacolor 200. I had to load the film into the…

Cleveland 2017

Back at the end of September myself and three friends headed to Cleveland for a ‘boys weekend’. Last year, we went to Detroit to catch a Lions game in mid-November, but this year we tried something a bit different and was able to fit in both an Indians baseball game and Browns football game. We…

Three and a Half Years Later

This will be my first non-photography related post in a number of years. In the spring of 2014, a portion our basement flooded. It was fully carpeted with built-in bookcases, cabinets and benches. Water started pouring in through a crack in the wall and I couldn’t leave it for more than a couple hours without…

Holga 120N – First Thoughts

I never believed that I’d own a Holga. Holga began production in Hong Kong in 1982 and ceased production in late 2015. The cheap build quality and plastic lens produce photos that display a heavy vignette, have a soft focus, exhibit light leaks and other distortions. The camera has a shutter speed both 1/100th and…

Canadian Canoe Museum

It had recently occured to me that I haven’t used my digital camera since April because I’ve been shooting everything on film. Last week our camera club met at the Canadian Canoe Museum, a very poorly lit building for an evening of shooting. Most members brought tripods, but I opted to shoot handheld and just…