No.3 ‘Out and about with an old film and even older camera’ – disaster!

A short time ago I featured my Kodak Baby Brownie – an unusual camera for me as I have it for its cute Art Deco design rather than as a useable classic. Nevertheless,… Continue reading

The disaster of transferring to

Yet another of my favourite blogs has announced a transfer from to; this time he not only announced it but did it within hours, and so has disappeared completely off the… 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

Why would I want to ‘moderate’ comments before they appear?

I’ve recently removed the requirement for comments to be ‘moderated’ before they appear – on both my blogs. I didn’t consciously put them there when I first created the blogs but, getting emails… 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

Lens, camera mount or rangefinder – which is the focus culprit (Voigtlander Bessa T and L)?

Although the famous Austrian/German Voigtlander name has been ‘a good name badge’ for the Japanese Cosina company since 1999, the latter has continued the tradition of innovative, affordable photographic equipment for which the… Continue reading

Old pictures from the 1940s and 1950s

They are not pictures I have taken so I’m not publishing them on this blog, but some of you may be interested in some photographs – about 18 in all – spanning my… Continue reading

The amazing Contax AX and ‘forbidden’ photography

I mentioned in a previous post that when I could find some pictures I had been forbidden to take I’d do a post on ‘forbidden photography’, but having been able to finish the… Continue reading

Our clock and local ghosts – Mamiya Universal, 75mm Sekor

At last a day with some light; being Sunday, I wasn’t out very early – bacon and eggs are obligatory – but by late morning I was out with the Mamiya Universal and… Continue reading

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