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  • Come to the Dark Slide (Lomography Lomo’Instant)

    This is not your father’s instant camera. It is the Lomography Lomo’Instant, and it’s much better than I would have expected. It even has a glass lens which can combine with other glass lenses for more versatility. To be fair,… Read More ›

  • Franke & Heidecke Rolleiflex 622

    This is my first Rolleiflex and I am very pleased with it. I have been looking for one, at a decent price, almost since the start of my collection. This particular camera appears to be an early Franke & Heidecke… Read More ›

  • Minolta Super A

    This is a gorgeous rangefinder that I cannot wait to use. It has classic styling and features that matched or bested many of its rivals. Of particular note are the centrally located shutter speed selector and click-stop aperture ring both… Read More ›

  • Mandel PDQ Model H

    This interesting camera caught my eye while perusing my copy of McKeown’s a.k.a. My Wishlist. The idea of a paper direct positive camera is appealing to me as another aspect of the hobby. It consists of a wooden box camera… Read More ›

  • First Attempt at Color Processing

    These are not the best shots. I hastily ran Fuji 200 through my Continental TXL and Yashica Electro 35MC. The negatives were proccessed using the Ultrafine Unicolor C41 kit from Freestyle and developed according to box directions. I was nervous to… Read More ›

  • Yashica Y16

    The Yashica Y16 is a very well built and capable camera. Its poor sales were due primarily to the proprietary cassette system that was dropped on Yashica’s later 16mm cameras. The camera came in several color combinations all gray with… Read More ›

  • KW Pilot 6

    Manufactured by Kamera Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch the Pilot 6 is a boxy medium format SLR. The aperture is controlled by a slider on the front of the camera, while the shutter aka mirror is set with the long lever… Read More ›