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The vagaries of old cameras

A Kodak Retina IIc was donated to my collection last year. My longtime friend Alice’s dad was a serious amateur photographer who loved gear. But he hasn’t shot film in a long time, and was glad to hand over his entire collection to someone who would use and appreciate it; i.e., me. 122 more words

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Money

I tend to think of money as being representative of units of my life expended.  This isn’t a new or unique view of it, in fact it served as the basis for the philosophy behind the book “Your Money or Your Life” by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez – a personal favourite of mine.  512 more words

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Sig Sauer Kilo 2400 Rangefinder

The Sig Sauer Kilo 2400 rangefinder has a max ranging distance of 2 miles.

The KILO2400ABS features an embedded Applied Ballistics calculator, onboard environmental sensors and Bluetooth for synchronizing custom profiles with a free, downloadable ballistic app for your iOS or Android smartphone. 56 more words

Hunting

Cameras: Yashica Electro 35

I actually have two of these; an older G (pictured above) and a later GSM (below).  The GSM came with a job lot of cameras I bought and is in fully working condition.   215 more words

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Inspecting vintage film cameras before you buy, part 2: Advanced features

Recently I shared how to check an old film camera’s fundamental functions so you don’t end up buying junk. (Read it here, if you missed it.) But many cameras offer features beyond those fundamentals. 1,106 more words

Cameras

The Leica M10 Rangefinder Camera, First Digital Leica I Would Consider Buying

In assembling the very first Leica camera in 1913 and 1914, Oskar Barnack created the archetypal small, solid-bodied roll-film camera, an archetype that has influenced cameramakers to this day. 1,025 more words

Creativity

Cameras: Fed-3

This is a Russian made copy of a Leica and even though it is a copy it is very solidly made.   If you want to try out rangefinder style cameras with interchangeable lenses these are a good introduction and have some following in their own right but can still be found pretty cheap. 303 more words

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