In 2017 a Kickstarter was launched bearing the name of Yashica, The resultant camera was much maligned before it even got to market and QC issues didn’t help once it arrived. It has become much derided. But is it that awful and is it no better than a kid’s toy camera ?Continue reading Is The Yashica Y35 Really That Awful ? – Part 1/2
Since last week there’s been a lot of stuff out their that’s worth a glance. Here are 7 of the more interesting blog and news post covering cameras, film and a few hacks you might needContinue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 20: 7TH-13TH DEC)
3 packs of instax square and some rather good crisp days later I’ve got a grasp of Diana Instant. But does it live up to the Hype as being the lomographer’s instant camera. And does it stay true to the Diana concept & style ?Continue reading Squaring the lomo – the lomography diana instant square review
Apols again as a tad behind once more. Much better week and these are some food for thought (just check for motor oil first ! As well as food we’ll see some classic cameras from the 60’s and 80’s. A great but cheap lens and a few films you might wanna know better. There also some potential storm clouds in developing land too.Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 19: 30TH NOV-6TH DEC)
I find myself weirdly reviewing genuinely brand new analogue film camera. It’s also an instant one (a first here !). Lomography’s latest Diana series camera arrived yesterday. Whilst I haven’t been able to test it fully, I’m starting to get a feel for this Kickstarter shooter.
Of the 3 films that the nice folk at Analogue wonderland sent me. This has been the hardest to shoot and the oddest results of the three. This a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde film and I’m still not sure what I think. And that’s a bit to do with me goofing with the gear.
Apols for the delays again. In part that because I’ve been travelling but also this has been a fallow week for interesting posts. That said there are still a few interesting Posts out there for you to enjoy ! Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 18: 23RD-29TH NOV )
1975 was a momentous year on many levels. The war ended in Vietnam, the Suez Canal re opened, Watergate hit the headlines and Britain voted to join the EU as just a few key events. Bowie was in full major Tom mode and Jaws made folk not want to go in the water for the first time. Technology leapt forward too and it would herald in the digital camera. But that might not be in the way you think. Continue reading History of Photography by Objects – 8 – DIY Computer project 1975
Apols for slight delay ! This week we jump in to cameras you’ve heard of and one you haven’t. We get a bit of colour from both seaside and long departed street shooter. Plus fancy a pineapple cam ? Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 17: 16TH-22ND NOV )
The Kinetoscope seems initially an odd choice. This early motion picture viewer was not the first to device to show moving pictures. However it’s development would help drive the founding of the motion picture industry and set standards that are still used in the movies and still photography. But it’s also a story of intrigue, a Scotsman and possible murder…. Continue reading A Brief History Of Photography By Objects – 7 – The Edison Kinetoscope 1893