Monday, September 23, 2019

Finding of Mallory’s body. But where is the Kodak VP camera?

Will George Mallory's Kodak Vest Pocket camera, lost on Everest in 1924, ever be found?

Caravan Club: The climb-in travel camera

Cameras are boring. But not if they're made from a caravan or a pineapple. Brendon Barry has the answers.

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.

Going Down Jordan

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

Zorki S: From here to infinity

Camera or matryoshka doll? This Zorki S sets out to impress...

From Wetzlar with UPS

A parcel from Wetzlar? What could it be. Cue: Imagination run riot.

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.

Pinner Fair: From 1336 to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 1:2.8 Pro. Phew.

The Pinner Fair started in 1336 and 680 years later Mike took the Olympus PEN-F and M.Zuiko 7-14mm to meet the descendants. But, as he found out, the fair is more donuts and waltzers than turnips and chickens.

Leica R3 vs Minolta XE Comparison

Here's an introduction to Analog Insights, a YouTube channel devoted to the use of film cameras in the digital age. Let's start with a comparison between the Leica R3 and the Milolta XE

The painful progress from film to digital photography

After a lifetime of professional photography, Don Morley was thrust into the digital deep end back in 2002. He survived and has found new enthusiasm.