Monday, June 17, 2019

Agfa Silette comes back to life after 50 years

Mike remembers his first proper camera — after a series of hand-me-down Box Brownies and Kodak folders — and how much it cost him....

Press Cameras: A stroll through the early years of press photography

Bob White looks at the earliest days of press photography and describes the sort of gear the professional cameraman would have had in his hands in the first half of the 20th century.

My first photo, my first camera and a five-hour trek to Goodwood

Most of us can remember our first damera. But how many can think of the first photograph taken with that camera. John takes us back to 1960 and his first outing with the Halina 35X…..

James Ravilious on BBC Countryfile

James Ravilious, acclaimed photographer who recorded rural life in North Devon, is featured in this episode of BBC Countryfile.

Going Down Jordan

William takes us on a photographic tour of Jordan, ending at the magificent site of Petra

The 1940 Super Baldina for nine guineas and red sails in the sunset

The Woolwich Leica story by Mike Evans last week reminded me that I, too, have a copy of The Leica Manual; in my case this is a 1937 edition which I keep on my iPad for reference. And to add a bit of spice to the story, I recently acquired a full set of original user manuals for most Leica LTM and M models.

Photographica Fair in London, Sunday May 19

This Sunday camera fans will be homing in on Vincent Square in London's Victoria for a feast of vintage and modern cameras, lenses and accessories. Get there early for the bargains, though.

Compass: Rangefinder Rubik’s Cube with a whiff of Sodom

The LeCoultre Compass camera, a veritable grande complication of the photographic world was conceived and designed by a rather obnoxious hyphenated lawmaker.....

Tessina 35 Spy Camera: From the Berlin Wall to Watergate

Mike discovers a tiny Cold War spy camera that can be worn on the wrist. The Tessina 35 was the smallest 35mm camera ever made and a fine example has come in from the cold at London's Portobello Road market. Read how to spend £500.

Casio QV-10: Knight in shining armour at the International Motor Cycle Show

How one of the world's first commercially available digital cameras, the Casio QV-10, came to the rescue of the press office at the 1995 International Motorcycle Show.