I know, I know--I switched to Sony almost 5 years ago. But I missed my old M3 with the 22mm ƒ2 lens. It was the perfect walking around camera. The Sony A7R III is a small camera, but Sony just doesn't have a pancake lens I like. So I bought the M6 and the 22mm.... Continue Reading →
Rolleiflex and Kowa Six MM
These are the newest members of the collection. One of these days I’m going to need to get all the old film cameras together for a photo. I don’t remember when I started collecting old cameras, but I’m glad I did. Every now and then I run across something worth buying. Some of them (like... Continue Reading →
SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-HX99 (AND A WEE FLICKR RANT)
I first drafted this article in October of 2019. Since then, I've formed some new opinions, so I'll leave the original text, and add my thoughts from today, some 21 months later. Let's start with a little history My first point and shoot was an HP PhotoSmart R507. I bought it in October of 2005.... Continue Reading →
Apparently I never wrote about switching from Canon to Sony?! Let's fix that. I got my first Canon back in 1988. It was an AE-1 and I loved it. I shot through rolls and rolls of film. I took a class from a photo place in town and shot school sports, portraits, wildlife, weather--anything I... Continue Reading →
I recently picked up a Minolta XL-400. It isn't currently working, so I can't say much about it. I'm looking forward to getting it repaired so I can run a pack of 8mm film through it.
My very first digital camera was a Sony Mavica. Technically, it wasn't mine. It belonged to the company I worked for at the time. My general manager knew I was into photography, so he'd let me take it home on the weekends.
Fujifilm Instax Wide 300
I love my [Polaroid cameras]. I don't love that it costs me $3 every time I press the shutter button, so I picked up a Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 on Amazon the other day.
A few years back, I managed to score a free Canon AE-1 on Craigslist. It needed a little work, and I finally took it in to Blue Moon to get it fixed. They had it back to me earlier than promised, and I can't wait to run a roll through it.
Polaroid Spectra 2, an SX-70, and the Impossible
Several years ago, I bought a Polaroid Spectra on eBay. I ran a pack or two of expired film through it, but all I got was flat gray images. So the camera has been sitting on a shelf ever since.