Sunday, March 7, 2021

Retro Style: Rollei 35 RF with Sonnar 40/2.8

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The M Files, Part 4: Jörg-Peter's journey into the past continues with the Rollei RF, another non-Leica camera which featured the Leica M Mount.

Modern features: Konica Hexar RF with Konica 50/2

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Jörg-Peter Rau continues his exploration of film cameras with the M-mount that are not quite Leicas. The M Files turns to the remarkable Konica Hexar RF rangefinder...

But Why? A brief ride through time in search of purpose

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Unduly influenced by black & white movies (from the Marx Brothers to Jimmy Cagney), and longing for a gaberdine to mimic the understated swagger of Humphrey Bogart, I was thoroughly preoccupied with being, by my own definition, cool. “Why photography?” you might have asked. “Because I can,” would have been my surly reply.

What did you do before the war, Daddy?

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William revisits the photographs his father took, at the age of 23, immediately before the start of World War II. The remarkable thing, he says, is now life was continuing absolutely as normal, despite the impending doom.

Wide perspectives: Bessa R4M with Voigtländer 21/4 and 35/1.4

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Jörg-Peter Rau continues his journey into the world of film cameras which use the Leica M-Mount but which are not Leicas...

The M Files: Not quite Leica M… But really interesting

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The hype seems never-ending: used Leica M film cameras continue to post new price records on the second-hand market. A good copy of the...

Soldiering in the Sharqiya before the birth of modern Oman

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A few months ago Flickr sprang to life and I received a curious email:  Hello sir .. and I also thank you very much... I...

Swiss Roll: Hidden for 70 years, these photographs were recovered from an ancient Leica...

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I roll of 35mm film exposed two generations ago in Switzerland and Italy. It has remained undeveloped through the decades and now provides a unique and poignant record or a vacation by an unknown family. We would like to get in touch and returned their unseen holiday snaps...

Leica à la carte: Last servings from Red Dot Cameras

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Fancy something tasty? A london camera store has secured a unique batch of customised Leica MP film cameras? Leica's a la carte service might be off the menu, but you can still grab a camera that will last a lifetime...

Can you have your medium format kaka and eat it? Hasselblad’s first generation X1D...

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As the great lyricist and philosopher queen Britney Spears once said: “Oops, I did it again!” Bought another camera, that is… Yes, I know...