Its been a while, several months in fact since my last post, a lot has happened and yet nothing has happened, life has happened, I am older, (fifty two), I have rediscovered skateboards and BMX, yes you read it right! my body aches in protest and eyebrows are raised as I pass by on two … More Well life certainly got in the way
Well since my last post not much has happened, well not from a photography point of view, life with its ups and downs has got in the way! Anyway, hopefully tomorrow l shall get out and about with my leica I really need to start project 52, watch this space…….
Over the coming fifty two weeks I shall be shooting a roll of film a week and in essence less digital, l shall mainly be using the following cameras: leica M2, Leica III, Rollei 35 and a minox 35GL, to name but a few. I shall start the first week of November 2016, (which is … More Fifty two roll project:
Why on earth would you want to shoot film with a camera that is over eighty, yes eighty years old? why shoot vintage glass that is often plagued with imperfections such as dust, haze or even worse… Source: Why shoot with a Leica screw thread?
Why on earth would you want to shoot film with a camera that is over eighty, yes eighty years old? why shoot vintage glass that is often plagued with imperfections such as dust, haze or even worse fungus? These are questions you sometimes have fired at you when you carry a vintage classic on your travels, … More Why shoot with a Leica screw thread?
If only a camera could talk what tales it could tell, what had it seen in its life? what images had it taken, who had owned it? More often than not we may never know, as is the case for my 1935 Leica III: I intend to marry this beauty with my 1936 Leitz 50mm … More Oscar Barnack Leica III, (1935)
Lurking around a certain auction site this evening and the little beauty, (see below), popped up and at a super cheap price too, a nice way to round off ones birthday. So as l type l am one very happy chap indeed! Circa 1932, (ish), this 5cm, (50mm) lens is a m39 LTM mount lens … More Leitz 50mm Elmar, a birthday surprise!
Rangefinders allow me to grab moments that louder, ‘bigger’ cameras do not:
In a world full of DSLR’s, a world full of bells and whistles, you may ask, ‘why use an analogue rangefinder camera from the 1950s’, a camera such as the Leica M2. There are many… Source: Why use rangefinder cameras?