Monday, June 17, 2019

RP meets Canon-P, the original popular camera

Canon has resurrected the "P" for popular in the new EOS RP. I have fond memories of my original "popular" Canon, the Canon-P

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.

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.

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.

Six ways to spot a fake watch. Cameras too?

Spotting a fake watch can be hard. But you won't find fake cameras unless you go back a few decades.....

Photo Fairs: A good old rummage does wonders

In the past couple of years I've become addicted to photo fairs. I will travel miles for a good old rummage...

Hasselblad 500C resurrects film addiction but cat hairs unwelcome

John gets back into film with the Hasselblad 500C. But the Australian climate and Himalayan cat hairs put paid to the experiment.

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.

1957 Agfa Ambi Silette: Quality is for life

Jason went shopping for an old SLR but came back with something he had never imagined. The Agfa Ambi Silette as turned out to be a remarkably good buy.

Kodachrome in its heyday as Big Yellow ponders revival

John found his first-ever roll of film, a series of Kodak Kodachrome taken 57 years ago in 1960. He wonders if Kodak will be reintroducing the film anytime soon......