Week 16: 1952 Leica IIIf

Well behind the power curve and swinging late due to so many Spring projects taking my time!  Which is a good thing for the property, but a bad thing for staying on top of my 52 Rolls commitment!  Hopefully I’ll be caught back up by the end of summer! 🙂 Featured this week is one…

2014 Week 15 – Polaroid OneStep 600

I felt a little more “retro” this week, which is a condition that strikes me when I’m shooting instant film. Other than a polaroid back for one of my medium format cameras, this old OneStep is the only true Polaroid I own.  And, as is the case every week, there was a minor hiccup 🙂  I shot…

2014 Week 14 – Lomography Petzval

Happy Spring everyone! Rather than introducing a different camera this week (as in all weeks past), I will instead be showcasing a new lens; the Lomography Petzval Art Lens!  I backed the project to create this lens through Kickstarter way back in July, 2013 and just received it a couple of days ago!  The original…

2014 Week 13 – 1976 Pentax 6×7 MU

  One of my favorite medium format cameras got the nod this week, the Pentax 6×7 Mirror-Up SLR beast! *(Disclaimer… ALL of my medium formats happen to be “one of my favorite”… but I digress). 🙂 I picked up this system (frame, two lenses, hood, grip, etc.) some time ago and is one of the few…

2014 Week 12 – 1971 Pentax Spotmatic SPII

This week wasn’t without its hiccups; as normal. 🙂  I had started with one of my favorites, an Olympus OM-2SP, but soon discovered I had film advance issues.  The first couple of frames were fine, then the advance wouldn’t catch; meaning I could keep advancing the film but the shutter release wasn’t engaging.  I had…

2014 Week 11 – 1976 Pentax K1000

This week I was uncharacteristically unmotivated, despite the old tried-and-true Pentax K1000 as my camera-of-the-week.  Couple that with an expired unknown mystery roll of Kodak MAX 400 (purchased on ebay, it could have had shots on it, or been totally burned, or been washed up on a beach…) and desperately exhausted C41 chems as well…

2014 Week 10 – 1971 Miranda Sensomat RE

This Miranda system is one of my rare cases of the tail wagging the dog, in that I purchased the lens before I’d even heard of Miranda. While perusing eBay one day years ago, I noticed a huge piece of glass peering out from an otherwise underwhelming pile of camera junk.  There was no description,…