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My second camera!


We all have our own tales to tell of our very first cameras that our parents allowed us to handle! In my case, it was the family Yashicamat twin lens camera, an instrument that was kept locked up safe and … Continue reading

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How to get pinhole photos from your digital camera


We’ve talked about pinhole cameras before here….if you recall, I showed you my way of making one with an empty 35mm film cartridge? Well, as we’re being bombarded with so many digicams all around us, here’s a nice idea to … Continue reading

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A reminder about replacement camera coverings


If you’ve ever purchased a classic or vintage camera, you will no doubt know by now that invariably, the light seals and outside coverings, sometimes called leatherette, will need to be replaced for the camera to look really as it … Continue reading

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Sold..another beautiful Olympus Trip 35!


As regular readers know by now, I always have several cameras from my collection of man, some of which I would never offer for sale, and some which I have to sell off in order to create space for yet … Continue reading

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Meet another guy with similar interests and more!


The other day here in Vancouver, I happened to come across a guy who immediately caught my attention. The reason was that he seemed to be using one of my all-time favourite cameras, a Nikon Photomic F2….one of, if not … Continue reading

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The world’s smallest rangefinder!


Just  a few days ago, I was on a shooting assignment in Vancouver’s Chinatown area, just taking pot shots of people and mostly anything I found interesting. The camera I was using this time was not my favorite Ricoh GR1, … Continue reading

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The unmatchable Olympus Trip….


We’ve talked about the Olympus Trip many times here, but I keep wondering how such a simple little camera, that hit the market way back in the 70s, still has the spunk to outshine cameras today! Over the years, I’ve … Continue reading

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Just playing with my new Xmas present….


Hi from merry England, folks! No sign of rain, nice sunny day so far, so crossing everything for the same all day. I’ve just managed to get my hands on another of those spy cameras we’ve been atlking about….this time, … Continue reading

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Everyone wants a James Bond camera now..!


Hot on the heels of my article about 16mm subminiature cameras, there’s been a huge response from readers asking if I have any for sale! Well, there’s good news and bad news….bad news is I don’t have any at the … Continue reading

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Shaken, not stirred….spy cameras…!


I’ve always been fascinated by those so-called tiny spy cameras….I guess my first intro to them was via my favorite movies of James Bond! In those days, and I’m talking about way back in the 70s, money was tight, and … Continue reading

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