Category Archive: Yashica

Contax AX back in service (despite mirror slip), Zeiss Planar, Sonnar, Distagon & Yashica lenses; back-up, Yashica FX-3

My photography, and therefore posting on this blog, being severely limited over the past year by health problems, I’ve been thinking seriously about reducing my ‘user’ camera collection and concentrating on just a… Continue reading

Urban bee – Contax AX, Yashica 55mm f/3.5 macro, Superia 200

A lovely countryside scene, isn’t it? No. It is in Halford’s car park in the centre of the city of Bradford. An urban bee. For non-British readers I should explain that Halford’s is… Continue reading

Out and about with an even older film and camera (Yashica FX-3); a stand development experiment

Sorting through my old photo stuff I found a roll of 35mm HP5 on which I’d written ‘7 expd’ and ’14 expd’. As the leader was still out of the cassette I thought… Continue reading

Out in the snow with an old film and an even older camera (Yashica 230-AF)

I’m not going to do a post about the camera just now, one of the earliest auto-focus cameras and a typical 1980s design, but sorting through my stuff I turned it up –… Continue reading

About me, my summary photo bio

I decided to add an ‘About’ item to this, my photo blog, so wrote the following. However, for the life of me I can’t remember how I created the menu headings on grumpytyke… Continue reading

Struggles to get back into film photography with classic cameras

Struggling to get back into film photography, mainly with ‘classic’ rangefinders (or point and shoots), I decided an additional blog specific to this interest might be an advantage. I’ll be trying to get… Continue reading

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