I have often wondered how people can get e. coli from something as benign and simple as a salad. https://mastodon.cloud/media/PATmb9hWerwOpean0hI
35mm Camera Scanning https://shotonfilm.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/35mm-camera-scanning/
Grow lights at Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong https://mastodon.cloud/media/3BQjQ_cim4DUEkKp81I
Lugging around a hefty and bulky Leica makes me miss the days of a lightweight DSLR https://mastodon.cloud/media/DbnE5uIyoaOI20fthdk
I'm getting an M42-M adaptor converted to M39-M at Heng Fung Photo Supplies Co. While-you-wait service! https://mastodon.cloud/media/xwxR_SeMRbJkhzS1D5g
It took all evening. https://mastodon.cloud/media/O-BBVLow2zRvktssMPs
This will take a while. https://mastodon.cloud/media/dUgWjAkbA1BJdRe_AKg
Camera Ventures has a new Chinese Portal.
DIY Camera Lens https://youtu.be/_GCwlGZNd3I
Public Toilet https://mastodon.cloud/media/KLV5ndBN_d1S6MdBadc
Here are some pics I took of the last big(ish) storm we had here :) Taken from the beach a few minutes walk from our house. Long exposure with a Nikon D7000, post-processed in Adobe Lightroom. ^.^
Anyone have need of a Kodak Film Drive(APS scanner)? No power supply or driver. Free to a good home. https://mastodon.cloud/media/GR8WJ6IRmAGQCNKk7y4
Shelley Sometimes shows how to shoot Instax Mini (relatively easily) in a Fujifilm GW690 http://www.shellysometimes.com/blog/2017/4/22/instax-mini-and-the-medium-format-cameras
Mechanical cameras are like mechanical watches; they have soul. More importantly, they can be serviced and repaired.
There is one camera that is the best of both worlds: the Nikon FM3A and it's probably the zenith of the camera maker's craft.
It has both a mechanical and an electronic shutter. If the electronics or battery fails, you retain 1s-1/4000s and Bulb, losing only metering, AE and long auto-exposure speeds.
And yet, the devaluation will lose you much sleep.
This is not investment advice but... learn from my experience.
The longer I collect, the more I enjoy mechanical cameras.
Electronic cameras make practical sense because they offer consistent exposure and offer other automations.
But all film cameras are aged or aging. Electronics are mostly as reliable as mechanics, but once a custom electronic part is done, its probably game over. Examples:
Lens servo on a Contax T3
LCD on a Ricoh GR1
PCB on a Nikon F3
Analog dial on a Nikon 35ti
This is not investment advice but...
It's lazy and dumb to sell camera lots. Only do it if you need to sell junk and it's not a profitable use of your time to sell individually.
Indeed, it pains me to say it, but most cameras are worth more in parts than as a whole, especially broken and scruffy cameras.
You may think you're adding value by assembling a complete collection but you aren't.
"Buy individual cameras or systems and use them!" - says me, the hypocrite.
This is my blog dedicated to photography and camera gear. I love the old school and collect 35mm cameras.
Generalistic and moderated instance.