Horseman 980

Released 1968 This Horseman is my first foray into the world of camera movements. As much as I love my Mamiya RB67 (which is another professional grade medium format camera), it wasn’t always the right tool for every job, and sometimes I needed perspective correction or detailed control of the plane of focus. The HorsemanContinue reading “Horseman 980”

Mamiya RB67 Professional

Released 1970 I’ve been shooting medium format for a while, but all of my other medium format cameras have one thing in common: they are inexpensive cameras with poor, fixed lenses. To me, 120 film is about high resolution and precision, and you just don’t get that from a Kodak Brownie. So I saved up,Continue reading “Mamiya RB67 Professional”

Kodak Brownie Model I

Released 1957 This is another “dumb” box camera with no manual controls, like the Conway. It’s in mint condition and with its original case. I like it because its shutter is more reliable than the Conway. See all photos taken with the Brownie I. At a glance Lens Fixed 100mm f/14 Film 620 (6×9) FocusContinue reading “Kodak Brownie Model I”

LOMO Lubitel 166 Universal

Released 1980 This is my first TLR. I saw it at a car boot sale and snapped it up for a bargain price. At the time of writing, this is my only medium format camera with the ability to focus, and with control over the aperture and shutter. It’s much more rewarding to work withContinue reading “LOMO Lubitel 166 Universal”

Voigtländer Bessa 6×9

Released 1929 I’ve wanted a bellows camera of some sort for ages, mainly for their antique looks. Trouble is, it’s hard to find specimens with the leather intact and still light-tight. This one is in poor cosmetic condition, but still mostly works. The shutter is a bit sticky at slow speeds and when I firstContinue reading “Voigtländer Bessa 6×9”

Coronet Conway – Synchronised Model

Released 1955 I bought this camera from eBay as a way of getting into medium format photography. I also managed to get hold of the proprietary flashgun, the Coro-Flash, which takes flash bulbs. See all photos taken with the Conway. At a glance Lens Fixed 110mm f/18 Film 120 (6×9) Focus Fixed, with close-up lensContinue reading “Coronet Conway – Synchronised Model”

Voigtländer Bessa

Another week, another new camera, and some more photos from it. These photos are taken with my “new” Voigtländer Bessa. I posted on here recently with some photos from a film that was still in the camera. With a camera from the late 1920s-1930s, it seemed fitting to visit a former industrial site – soContinue reading “Voigtländer Bessa”

New camera: Lomo Lubitel 166

I’ve been on a bit of a rampage with vintage cameras lately. Not content with three “boring” Canon 35mm SLRs, I recently acquired a late 1950s Paxette point’n’shoot and a mid 1950s Conway box camera. The Conway was my first foray into the world of medium format, and I like it. Only days after developingContinue reading “New camera: Lomo Lubitel 166”