This past week, I had the privilage of visiting northern Virginia for my father’s 90th birthday. Of course, I couldn’t resist visiting our nation’s capital on my last night there – to try to take […]
Nikon F – A Classic SLR, But Is It Worth Using Today?
In 1965 the Nikon F was the envy of photojournalists everywhere. I have to clarify things a bit. The 35mm film camera was not considered the camera to use if you were shooting studio models, […]
Vintage Light Meter: Sekonic L-398A
When I’m taking photos, I’m not always using a camera that has a built in light meter. My RB67 and Nikon S2 are a couple examples of cameras without meters – but I also use […]
OM-2 And OM-4: Two Amazing Cameras
If you don’t already know, I am a big Olympus OM fan. I used an OM-1 in college (long ago) for my art classes and am privileged to now own an OM-2 and an OM-4, […]
The Nikon F3 and The Canon New F-1: Two 1980’s Workhorse Cameras
The Nikon F3 was introduced in 1980. The Canon New F1 was introduced in 1981. Both cameras were professional level workhorse cameras, and the third in a series of professional cameras for both companies. They […]
Shooting With a Classic Rangefinder: The Nikon S3
I’ve always been interested in rangefinder cameras – thus my post about the Kodak 1A Autographic Special from a few weeks ago. That Kodak was one of the first cameras to utilize a rangefinder. I […]
Kodak 1A Autographic Special (1917)
This was a very interesting little camera. Mine is pretty scuffed up, but it’s actually in pretty good shape on the inside, for being over 100 years old! The shutter actually sounds pretty accurate to […]
Why Would Anyone Want to Carry a Big, Heavy Camera Around When They Could Just Carry Their Phone?
This is a question that becomes more and more relevant every day. I, in fact, think about it whenever I’m carrying one of my “real” cameras. Camera phones have gotten so good (as of mid […]
Nikon FA: An Interesting Little Camera
I’ve always been curious about the Nikon FA. It seemed like there wasn’t too much ever said about it. Not many technical reviews. It just didn’t seem like people talked about it much. So I […]
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