Category Archives: Topics

Tech stuff, reviews, opinions and discussions

Topic – 46 Reichsmark

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Being known as a “camera fiddler” has its perils. The other day a friend left me a bag of goodies: A Konica Pop all red and shiny, the ever-present Brownie, a non-functional Yasica Minister and an unknown to me camera … Continue reading

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Topic – A Two-Stage Process

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How fun is this? Well I just had to find out. And it was actually quite “fun” (not to mention cheap). If fun entails spending one entire day crouched over small screws, gears and a constant flow of conundrums… Everyone … Continue reading

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Topic – All Papers Are Not Created Equal

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As above it appears even I can notice the personality of different print papers. Until now I have used Kentmere Fineprint VC. But that batch ran out so I started on a new box with FOMA Fomaspeed Variant 312. The differences … Continue reading

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Topic – Dark Room Restart

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If you follow this blog regularly you are probably more consistent in your actions than I am spending time in the dark room (or updating the blog…). But since the curtains now are in place I hope to be able … Continue reading

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Topic – Exposure Slide Rule

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Just a quickie today. Yesterday I finished sewing darkroom cloths for covering the widows. The material is synthetic polyester which is almost impenetrable to light. I ran around in the shop with a flashlight and tried out all black cloth … Continue reading

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Topic – Aires Penta 35

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Phew! This 1959 camera is  really  an odd piece of work. In my collection there already is an Aires, the Aires 35-III rangefinder. I real like the sturdiness of the 35-III and its sharp Coral f/1.9 45 mm lens so … Continue reading

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Topic – TLR Atlantic Royal

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Now a TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) has never crossed my photographic path before. Rolleiflexes and Rolleicords are famous but the Atlantic is not. Read on and you will find why… Behold the Atlantic Royal!  The camera was given to me … Continue reading

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