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Talking of spy cameras…


Hi guys! I posted a bit of information regarding so-called spy cameras yesterday, which in some cases, were actually used for espionage purposes at one time, and who knows, perhaps they may still be in use today, as the focus … Continue reading

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Enter stage left…Mr James Bond….shaken but not stirred!


The title is a mish-mash of one of the most iconic phrases is use all around the world! I once was in a taxi in Ladakh, way up in the most northernly part of the Himalayas, and when the taxi … 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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The film camera that takes fotos with light from a single candle? Aw..come on..!


Yes! That was the marketing spiel used when the Yashica Electro 35 first hit the streets way back in the 70s. And indeed, the spiel was backed up by actual shots taken with the camera, where the only light was … 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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What camera did you take those shots with? The Leica…?


I remember those words even now, so many years after they were uttered by my one-time employer! I used to be involved in the very early days of my career, with aircraft metals, especially looking at returns from the field, … Continue reading

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Just out—a lens that connects to your cellphone


Technology continues it’s unabated march to higher and higher levels. First we had the advent of the cellphone, then came along digital cameras, both of which have now pretty much become everyday household items. So someone decided to raise the … Continue reading

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Enter the Rolleiflex…..


Ever since I stared clearing out my collection of classic cameras (only to make room for more of course!), readers from all over the world have been especially drooling over my Rolleiflex collection. But here’s the thing….it’s all very well … Continue reading

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Beg your pardon? Bokeh? Sorry…never heard about it…


These are the type of reactions I get whenever I mention the word Bokeh, even to seasoned photographers! So what is this bokeh, then? Well, it’s kinda like a new-age techie word that’s been added to the English language. In … Continue reading

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Large format…what it is, why to use it, and how much it can cost


Often times, and especially when my head is hidden underneath the black cloth of my wooden camera, lots of people gather round and start asking awkward questions….questions like “Is that a camera you’re using?”, or “why do you use that…a … Continue reading

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