Event Horizon

This is the KMZ Horizon Kompakt, new old stock that recently arrived from Russia. It is an interesting beast: fixed aperture, swing arm shutter with 120 degrees of view, and no tripod mount! Seriously… given that the two shutter speeds… Read More ›

The London Four

I recently took a weekend trip to London and decided to see what I could find in the way of British cameras. Happily, hours spent at the Portobello Road Market were not in vain as I came away with four… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Canon P

    This is the Canon P. I am starting to build a Canon rangefinder mini-collection and this camera joins the IV-S and VT Deluxe as some of my favorite rangefinders to use. This camera is very well built and I love… Read More ›

  • Nikon S2

    The Nikon S2 has been on my wish list almost since I started collecting. Thanks to Robert Rotoloni and Mike Eckman I now have the opportunity to own and use this wonderful rangefinder. Much has been written about this camera… Read More ›

  • Found Film: At Home Edition

    Like most of you, I have been practicing social distancing and working at home for the last couple of weeks. Spending this much time at home, rummaging through boxes of camera stuff was bound to happen. Most of it was… Read More ›

  • Sears Tower One-Twenty

    This handsome 120 format box camera was picked up at a local photography store. I’m a sucker for all things Tower (such as the Sears Tower 51) so it was a no-brainer for several dollars. Make Sears (Tower) Model One… Read More ›

  • Brooks Pixmat: Instant-Load Developer

    This is the Brooks Pixmat Instant-Load Developer, an interesting concept that has, among reviews I’ve read, had limited success in producing decent negatives. The small volume of developer is what initially drew me to this tiny contraption, but it remains… Read More ›

  • ¡No Bueno!

    I recently returned from my honeymoon in Patagonia and my plan had been to showcase some awesome black and white photos taken on an Olympus OM-1. It was not meant to be… Along with full Fuji X-T1 digital kit I… Read More ›

  • Canon IV S (IV F)

    This is the Canon IV S (IV F), serial number 74851. I cannot say for sure if it is an IV S or IV F as my understanding is that they are identical externally and I have no desire to… Read More ›

  • Kodak Retina II (type 014)

    Make Kodak Model Retina II (type 014) Year 1949-1950 Format 35mm Shutter Compur Rapid Speed B, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 Lens Rodenstock Retina-Heligon   f2 50mm Focus 1m – ∞ Aperture f2 – 16 Light… Read More ›