My first go with Ferrania P30 was not a resounding success, most of the roll coming out extremely thinly in the shadows giving dark images with mostly blown highlights. A sense check of the light meter on my Pentax ME-F showed the camera to be operating normally, so I could rule out any issues there. […]Read more "Ferrania P30: A Second Attempt"
I’ve had my Yashica-635 camera for 20 years, my parents finding it for me at a car boot sale. It’s a twin-lens reflex (TLR), a camera format popularised by Rolleicord and Rolleiflex cameras in the interwar period of the 20th Century. Two lenses sit on top of each other, the bottom one focussed on the […]Read more "Classic Camera Review: Yashica-635"
This post combines several of my favourite things – old black and white films, local history, social history, and photography. The 1949 Ealing Studios film The Blue Lamp (the film that invented Dixon of Dock Green) recently played out on the TV, and having never seen it before I was excited when I noticed many of the locations […]Read more "“The Blue Lamp”: West London Then & Now"
I’ve had the Panasonic LX100 for almost a year. It replaced a Fujifilm X10 which I loved very much, but the physical manual controls and the micro four thirds sensor (along with a smashing £200 cashback offer and unbelievably competitive price from Cameraworld) compelled me to upgrade to the LX100. Unfortunately I’ve never particularly taken to […]Read more "The Panasonic LX100 and the Case of the Horrible Noise Reduction"
I’ve had my Kodak Brownie Flash B for years and years. My mum picked it up from a car boot sale in the 90s, and it’s followed me around all my house moves, stored quietly away doing nothing. Until now! Well, until February actually, when I finally respooled some 120 film onto a 620 spool […]Read more "Classic Camera Review – Kodak Brownie Flash B"
So, in the first of my occasional classic camera reviews, I’m going to be looking at the Olympus Trip 35, which I picked up from ebay for about twenty quid just over a year ago. It’s a 35mm camera that had a pretty long production run, from 1967 to 1984, and as the name implies, […]Read more "Flashback Friday Classic Camera Review – Olympus Trip 35"