- I LOVE 50mm lenses.
- I LOVE (ok really, really like) Sony mirrorless cameras.
- Finding a proper 50mm lens for Sony mirrorless has been a struggle up to this point.
But “What about lens XYZ?” you may be saying. My criteria may be considered odd by some. My expectations for 50mm lenses are informed by my early experiences with 35mm film. Namely:
Continue reading “Solving My Sony 50mm Conundrum, aka Cony, aka Frankenmacro Part II”
Just some thoughts regarding recent purchases (also returns) and recent news. As background, I consider myself brand agnostic and think there is space for many brands to accommodate many preferences. Debates regarding one brand versus another will send me backing away slowly. Pointless. These are just some observations regarding recent personal and news feed revelations. Continue reading “Camera Random Neural Firings: Something old and Canon (1Ds Mk II) and new and Nikon (Z)”
My first post with this camera had a preamble if you are so inclined. Suffice it to say the fact that I have already run 4 rolls through this camera and I am currently working on the 5th I really, really like this camera. Not only has this camera cut into my analog time with other film cameras it has also greatly reduced digital saddle time as well. Currently I am using this for day to day and digital for jobs and personal projects. It is that consistent. It is that good.
Continue reading “Scanner Files: Rolls 3 and 4 through the Canon Canonet QL17 GIII w/ Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400”
Usually I plow straight through to showing the scans, but with this camera I must pause for a moment.
The Canon Canonet QL17 GIII is nearly the perfect all around film camera for me. I found it searching broadly for a 35mm rangefinder on KEH. Why? Dunno. Decided I needed one. A more detailed post is due here or at KEH but, in short, it is a nice mix of all the best virtues of my favorite 35mm film cameras. Have also seen it called a “Poor Person’s Leica”. Nah. I would dub it a VW. Since childhood I really like Audis, but by the time I started earning Audi money I could not justify the added expense over the same manufacturer family, top end VW Passat (currently on my 3rd Passat, 4th VW w/ no Audi in sight). Do the top tier Audis have more power, name cred, and features? Of course. Yes. Will those added features add enough to my ownership experience to warrant the added cost in day to day use? No. In both cases if I could bring myself to ignore the mathematical improbability involved to play the lottery and won would I snatch up an Audi or Leica? Perhaps. But back here in reality land the Canonet and VW Passat will do just fine thank you.
Anyhoo. I digress. Wonderful camera that creates wonderful images.
Ongoing gallery here and samples after the jump.
Continue reading “Scanner Files: My first 2 rolls through the Canon Canonet QL17 (quite the name, huh) GIII w/ Fujifilm 200”
This one was a surprise. A good one.
Friend, co-worker and fellow photographer gave me a box of many things and this Canon FTb, 2 lenses, some flashes and other items I have yet to fully inventory were within. Huzzah! In the words of Ice Cube “It Was A Good Day”.
Took out old decrepit battery, cleaned the contacts, and loaded a good battery and all seems to work as expected. Currently making my way through roll 1 since obtaining it.
Notes and photos of the camera after the jump.
Continue reading “This Old Camera: Gifted free ninety nine Canon FTb”