Friday, September 25, 2020

Photo Archives: Blast from the past brings in a nice little commission

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It’s surprising how much use I’m being able to make of many of my older shots after sifting through the archives and enhancing some of the material that hasn’t stood the test of time very well. One such is the above shot of the start of the 1986 Australia GP in Adelaide. It appeared on my blog back in February 2014.

6 iconic cameras to start your Leica collection

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Collecting old Leicas doesn't require a fortune and, unlike vintage cars and motorcycles, they don't take up much space and require little expensive maintenance. Noted collector Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck suggests six cameras that could help you put your toe in the water.

Vintage Cameras: 86-years-old and still Perfekta

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Vintage Quest: An outing with the venerable Welta Perfekta and a brief dalliance with the Contessa Nettel Cocarette

Hasselblad 500C resurrects film addiction but cat hairs unwelcome

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

Leica cameras of the 20th Century: A video presentation from noted expert, William Fagan

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William Fagan's presentation to LHSA members on old Leicas from the mid-1920s to the end of the century has been a great success. Macfilos readers now have the chance to watch the video. We also include a special membership offer and the opportunity to take part in a competition to win a Leica M10-R body.

Ireland 2016 seen through the cameras of 1916

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After the commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising throughout Ireland last weekend, it is fascinating to see this project which involves shooting modern-day...

Photographica Fair in London, Sunday May 19

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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.

Tessina 35 Spy Camera: From the Berlin Wall to Watergate

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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.

Bièvres: Europe’s largest open-air photo fair is a magnet for enthusiasts

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Now in its 54th year, the massive Bièvres photo fair brings traders from all over Europe and visitors from around the world. If you are into old cameras, this is a weekend to savour.....

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

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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…..