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Miroslav Tichy….photographer and artiste extraordinaire


When you first look at this, you may think it’s just a toy fashioned by a child in a kindergarten school class. But this, and many other such contraptions, have been built by a man whose name I certainly had … Continue reading

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The low down on telescopes, how they work and best ones to buy


Recently I added an extra page to this blog, a page about telescopes. This is an easy way to indulge myself into what has been my favourite hobby for as long as I can remember….in fact, as long as I’ve … Continue reading

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Upgrade your cellphone lens for superb shooting!


Now that some of my readers have twisted my arm and have me firmly on the cellphone bandwagon, I may as well tell you about something unique that can make your simple old cellphone camera lens work as good as … Continue reading

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A Swiss watch of a camera!


  Yes, indeed! I just want to write a little about what was considered a camera that would give the Leica engineers cause to worry. And that it did, too. We are of course talking about the Nikon S rangefinder … Continue reading

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The camera that has the same name as something in your eye!


Since my last article about the Lomo, I do appear to have upset even more people since the first one many months ago! Oh, dearie me! Well, as some sort of recompense, let’s talk a little about something positive then…..(this … Continue reading

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Very good value for money and superb photos -Yashicamat TLR


The Yashica Mat was a true workhorse when first introduced more than 50 years ago. With superbly crafted mechanisms and fabulously sharp and contrasty Yashinon lenses, it walked in the steps of it’s more upmarket brother, the Rolleiflex. This one … Continue reading

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Man hides camera in shoe! The Pentax Auto 110


Incredible but true! For the life of me, I cannot remember where I read about this strange story, but I can assure you it is 100% true. The guy who managed to carry out this neat little trick wanted to … Continue reading

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