After my recent rant about plastic cameras NEVER working for me, one finally did! The very cool plastic Coca Cola can camera. Sadly mine is pretty beat up and its flash doesn't work but still good for a sunny day. To shoot it one must flip up the side...you may know from past posts that... Continue reading →

A few months ago I finally got my own Rolleiflex 2.8, the “C” model. It’s not one of the more fluid ones to use (I say this because often the faster 1/500 shutter speed springs on Rolleiflex’s can be stiff), but it is one of the less common and it is in great shape. I…

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Reticulation! So in the March 2022 newsletter I expounded upon my bad luck shooting plastic cameras…and my latest reticulation “adventure.” I had two rolls of the offending garage stored Agfa APX 400 and recently I developed the second roll, which was shot in my Leica IIIF / Voigtlander 35mm f2.8. It too was heavily reticulated,…

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If you’ve been following our camera adventures over the years, you know of our Camera Speed Dating blog. We occasionally still find a different camera in our possession or friends to try out, though we have slowed down a bit. We love sharing our results with these different, sometimes curious or tricky cameras though, so…

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April 14th 2021.  Wednesday 11:00am. Coal Harbor – Nicole: actually my story starts before this- if you recall last summer I got myself a Seneca 4×5 and put a Kodak folding camera lens on it.  (See previous blog post –   https://www.beauphoto.com/cameras-and-croissants-seneca-kodak-hybrid-4×5-camera/  ) however that lens’ widest aperture, f11, was less than satisfactory for handheld…

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February 25th 2021. Thursday. 7pm. Vancouver – Nicole: previously I had taken my Rolleicord Vb out with Ilford Delta 3200 and used it to take photos of building entrance ways at night. However, the widest aperture on that camera is f3.5, the slowest shutter speed I was willing to go was 1/60 (I’m hand-holding). My…

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My friend Bruce and I both got the same camera the same week! So we decided to shoot them straight away and pool our thoughts. This is what Bruce had to say – “I recently came into the ownership of one of the smallest rangefinder cameras ever made. It has the distinction of having an…

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Testing out cameras and subsequently, croissants (because we always need a snack while traversing the city trying out cameras) has become a way of life for Nicole and I, all because of the variety of cameras pass through the store. Everything from odd little ones to “higher end” sought after ones – we always find…

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