Some time ago I reached out to former customers of mine who'd bought cameras from my webshop getOurBooks at Etsy . I've - since starting to sell the cameras two years ago - wanted to know what happens to them. Through the "getOurBooks Recap" some of the cameras get a story. A lot of the submissions are awarded with really exciting token gifts. It is not too late to contribute! Here is the third contribution: --- Alex John Brown: Hi, Below I have attached 2 images that I shot on the Canon Canonet 28 that I bought from your store and have also included a short brief about the images and some information about myself. My name is Alex John Brown. I’m a young (23) London based photographer. My professional work is mainly fashion and portrait based, however I enjoy photography as a whole and will pretty much shoot anything if I think it will make a great picture. My personal work is more art based. The two images that I have included here are from an ongoin
Since I wear glasses I wasn't happy with the small and all-metal viewfinder on my Fed 2 (to the left). I'd attempted to apply an enhancing glass from a broken Voigtländer Vito B, but the added enhancing was too strong and made the viewfinder blurry. So, this is the solution: Fasten a Canon rubber eye cup with Sugru - which is a kind of rubber glue which adheses to anything when dry after 24 hours. Good for the glasses, (sort of) easy to peel of if necessary. My kind of retro!
These are early scans of some candid street photos of last week in Göteborg. I used my Yashica 35 YL hanging on my chest. A 28 mm lens would be ideal. 40 mm is too tight. Actually, this wasn't candid. It was called for by this kid when he saw my camera.
I'm preparing to ship the first token gifts to the first contributors to the "getOurBooks recap", which is an effort to reconnect to the first 100 cameras sold in my Etsy shop and their respective buyers. Look out for more of this twice a week from april 24th and onwards.
The other day I went to the next town to take pictures. I was nervously sleeping, preparing thoroughly. What happens? When I arrive the camera falls out of my hands. No big deal - the skylight filter cracks. Then the camera dies at the first picture. Mirror lock-up and everything stuck. Good-bye Chinon CM-4. Good-bye ambition. --- This is my contact-sheet lab. A light-box, electrical tape, t-shirt, a pane of glass, and a digital camera. This roll is old - OLD.
For photographers it's always a common topic to discuss what camera(s) people use and why. Here's my current gear, and why. These are my preferred cameras at the moment. Mostly because they represent distinct lenses and therefore purposes. Clockwise from top left: The Canon FX has a wide-angle 35 mm lens. I'll bring it to the Easter and spring markets to photograph people in their element. The compact Minolta Hi-Matic C is for family outings with its 40 mm lens. Canon's Demi C sports a 50 mm lens, but since it is a half-frame camera its framing is narrower so is comparatively like a 70 mm full format 35 mm camera lens. This one's also great for street photos, as well as a nice portrait lens. My newly aquired Fed 2 awaits its Leica m 39 mount 50 mm Canon lens which will be serviced in the coming week. This is my Leica: An electronic distance meter for cameras without rangefinder focusing. My films of choice presently. This is also a new purchase. T