Friday, July 10, 2020

RP meets Canon-P, the original popular camera

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

James Ravilious on BBC Countryfile

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

Digital Photography: Advances in the past 20 years

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Looking back to the start of the digital photograph age

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…..

Agfa Silette comes back to life after 50 years

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

Ilford Witness: How Bolton almost became the Wetzlar of England

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This is the story of two Germans, one from Zeiss, the other from Leitz, who escaped Nazi persecution in the mid-1930s and set out to design a Leica-beating camera in Bolton. Yes, Bolton. It's a fascinating story of ingenuity and lost opportunities.....

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.....

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

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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.

Zorki S: From here to infinity

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

Kodachrome in its heyday as Big Yellow ponders revival

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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......