Yashica D – Second Thoughts

A couple years back I was given the opportunity to purchase a couple TLR cameras from a local photographer. My Yashica MAT-124 camera has been my most used camera and still continues to be, so I wasn’t really in the market for another TLR, but my good friend Paul was looking for an inexpensive way…

Voigtlander Bessamatic – First Thoughts

A couple months back a work colleague was cleaning out their home and came across this camera. Knowing that I have an interest in old cameras they agreed to let me borrow it for a bit. This SLR camera has a selenium meter that still works and the focus and aperture rings are nice and…

In an Instant

Everyone loves being able to hold a photograph in their hands or see it in person and not on a screen. It’s even more awesome when you can see that photograph just minutes after taking it. I was late to the instant photo game. I missed the whole pack film craze and didn’t really care…

Camera Portraits

To say that I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk lately is an understatement. I’ve stopped using Facebook, and haven’t posted anything to Twitter or Instagram in about a month. I still view posts on Instagram and Twitter though, but haven’t engaged in a while. Not sure if it’s the weather or what,…

Minolta Maxxum 7000 – First Thoughts

Along with the recent acquisition of the Canon T70, I was also given a Minolta Maxxum 7000. I have never been a fan of the 1980’s plastic cameras like this one, but after having used it, I’m starting to change my mind. This camera was introduced in 1985 and was the first camera to use…

Canon T70 – First Thoughts

Several month back, I acquired a Canon T70 with a 200mm lens. That focal length is way outside my comfort zone so I set about trying to find an inexpensive 50mm f/1.8 lens on eBay. After a couple months of waiting and no luck online, a work friend gave me an old Canon AE-1 with…

Altissa Altix V – First Thoughts

I purchased this camera online at the end of November 2017. It was coming from rural Czech Republic and eventually arrived the second week of January. The Altissa Altx V was built in Dresden, Germany in 1954 and has an interchangeable lens mount, although I have yet to see other lenses for it. The view…