Tag: rangefinder

  • Yashica Electro 35 GSN: The Night Owl

    written by zark on 2011-12-19 #gear
    Yashica Electro 35 GSN: The Night Owl

    The Yashica Electro GSN is a 35mm Rangefinder Journalist-style camera, or what I call the "Night Owl" Rangefinder. It's as near as I will get to a Leica for the next couple years.

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  • Canon Canonet QL17 G-III: Poor Man's Leica

    written by nerdcist on 2010-04-25 #gear
    Canon Canonet QL17 G-III: Poor Man's Leica

    Can be found easily, compact, easy to load, automatic or manual override, and equipped with fast and sharp lens make it one of the best and affordable rangefinder camera ever made. Some people call it poor man's Leica.

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  • Yashica Electro 35 GSN: My Redscale Buddy

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-03-12 #gear
    Yashica Electro 35 GSN: My Redscale Buddy

    Rangefinder cameras are best known for the exceptionally sharp images that they produce, making them much sought after analogue goodies by lomographers and professional photographers alike. But for me, my beloved rangefinder, the Yashica Electro 35 GSN, is one best for redscaled photos. Let me show you why after the jump!

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  • LOMO Electra 112, a Rare Soviet Auto Rangefinder

    written by herbert-4 on 2012-12-25 #gear
    LOMO Electra 112, a Rare Soviet Auto Rangefinder

    Here's a review of an uncommon Soviet camera from the early 1980's, the LOMO Electra 112.

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  • Zorki 4 - Not a Leica, Sucka!

    written by nicksholga on 2009-08-24 #gear
    Zorki 4 - Not a Leica, Sucka!

    A Leica on a shoestring. A classy Russian gentleman. The perfect travel companion. Zorki is everything you've ever wanted and more.

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  • Iskra, a Really Wonderful Old Russian Folding Camera!

    written by herbert-4 on 2010-07-29 #gear
    Iskra, a Really Wonderful Old Russian Folding Camera!

    Here's the Iskra, a particularly well made Russian 120 folder from 1960. This may be one of the best Soviet cameras ever made! It seems to have been based on the Agfa Isolette II.

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  • Handling Exposure With Auto Cameras

    written by abhoan on 2011-11-08 #gear #tutorials
    Handling Exposure With Auto Cameras

    May it be a Canon AE1 or a Yashica Electro 35 or even a LC-A+, they all have one thing in common: auto exposure according to the aperture and ISO. But this system can sometimes fail in high contrast situations. This is how to handle exposure in these situations.

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  • Secondhand Love Affair: How Much Is That Camera in the Window?

    written by jeffr on 2012-02-15
    Secondhand Love Affair: How Much Is That Camera in the Window?

    Conveniently located across the street from the Lomography Gallery Store Greenwich Village in NYC, the Goodwill store often carries a vintage camera in the window. So what did I do three months ago? I went inside and asked to see the camera and how much it cost. Read on to find out more about the secondhand beauty I found!

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  • Minolta HI-Matic E

    written by drumfire on 2009-08-25 #gear
    Minolta HI-Matic E

    The Minolta HI-Matic E is a mechanical rangefinder camera from 1971, with sharp light lens Rokkor 40/1.7 metallic body and automatic exposure which is perfect for traveling and reportage.

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  • Fun Times Trying Out Lomochrome Purple with Color Filters

    written by alienmeatsack on 2014-08-13 #gear #tutorials
    Fun Times Trying Out Lomochrome Purple with Color Filters

    Do you love Lomography's Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 film? Me too! So let's see what it does when we shoot it through an assortment of color filters. I tried to document everything well enough that others could replicate and experiment on their own. I hope you find it useful.

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  • Fed 5B

    written by cruzron on 2009-05-29 #gear
    Fed 5B

    Never mind the weight - it builds character and steadies your shots as well! The FED 5B is your perfect street shooting companion.

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  • Minolta Hi-Matic F: The Camera That was Born on the Streets

    written by coolbober on 2012-04-10 #people #gear
    Minolta Hi-Matic F: The Camera That was Born on the Streets

    In this review, I'll tell you about my favorite camera, the Minolta Hi-Matic F, and the benefits of rangefinder cameras.

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  • Lomo Electra 112, a Russian Version of Yashica Electro 35 GSN.

    written by dogma on 2010-10-05 #gear
    Lomo Electra 112, a Russian Version of Yashica Electro 35 GSN.

    If you are owner of Yashica electro 35 GSN camera, then you should take a closer look at Lomo electra 112. Is it just for me, or these both cameras really look like sisters? Well lets find out what kind of likeness and differences they have.

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  • Voigtlander Vito C - My Little Buffalo

    written by nicx on 2011-04-04 #gear
    Voigtlander Vito C - My Little Buffalo

    This sturdy west German camera is a must have for anyone's vintage camera collection. Around 50 years old and still taking great photos! It shoots 35mm film with style.

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  • Balda Baldessa 1b: I Think I Am In Love

    written by mattcharnock on 2009-02-06 #gear
    Balda Baldessa 1b: I Think I Am In Love

    When I was at school, and I was learning French, I never understood why the French language described inanimate objects as either masculine or feminine, similarly, in German. In the English language we just have things. It is a table. It is not feminine or masculine, transgender not even just going through a phase. It is simply a table nothing more. As I grew up and became more interested in my own language the thought of non gender specific objects disappointed me. I think for all the richness and complexity of the English language, for the times we were conquered and our language evolved; that we don’t feminise or masculinise objects is to our linguistic detriment. Of course the problem is that it is not the thing that is masculine or feminine, it is the prefix to the word itself in the construct of the language that denotes gender. So, in English a camera can never be referred to as male of female because the prefix “the” or “a” is with out gender and renders the object itself sexless. Or does it? My case and point to you is the Balda Baldessa

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  • Poor Man's Leica (Part 2): Variety of Lenses

    written by bulletofmine on 2011-07-26 #gear
    Poor Man's Leica (Part 2): Variety of Lenses

    On my last article about the poor man's Leica, the FED 5B, I wrote about the physical aspects of the camera, including the shutter speed, weight of the camera, the lens and the precaution. One other things special about this old Russian camera is about its lens mount!

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  • My Leica IIc

    written by cornborn on 2011-03-23 #gear
    My Leica IIc

    Beautiful to look at, very classy but still not perfect – that’s my Leica IIc. Read here why I like it nonetheless.

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  • Yashica Electro 35

    written by abhoan on 2011-03-13 #gear
    Yashica Electro 35

    The Yashica Electro 35 is a magnificently amazing camera only if you know how to work your way around it. Its cheap, has a amazing glass and is intensely sexy (specially the black version GTN).

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  • Canon Canonet 28

    written by sergio_m on 2011-01-10 #people #gear
    Canon Canonet 28

    You all heard about the great Canonet QL17, but what about cheaper version the Canonet 28? is it worth the money? check it out!

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  • Dacora Dignette Super E-B - A Time Traveller

    written by vicuna on 2009-05-07 #gear
    Dacora Dignette Super E-B - A Time Traveller

    The Dacora Kamerawerk is another one of those stunning German camera producers, but this time not from Eastern Germany, but Western Germany, and to be more precise somewhere between Baden Württenberg and Bavaria! Let's discover one of the top camera models of this Camera factory: the Dacora Dignette Super E-B.

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  • Yashica MG-1 (Jessy)

    written by rudemuinho on 2011-07-30 #gear
    Yashica MG-1 (Jessy)

    These few months, I've been uploading little by little the pictures this girl takes. I think I've tried with enough film types and light conditions as to do a proper review of my friend: Jessy the Yashica MG-1.

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  • Bare: My Beloved Fed 2

    written by sirio174 on 2012-04-17 #gear
    Bare: My Beloved Fed 2

    All fans of russian rangefinder cameras known the legendary Fed 2, but this one has something special! Why? Read this article!

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  • Top-notch rangefinder

    written by yeknom02 on 2011-04-12 #gear
    Top-notch rangefinder

    The Konica Auto S2 - It's an amazingly sharp rangefinder! Not a fan of fiddling with f/stops? Use auto exposure mode. Sure, it's a bit bulkier than other rangefinders, but I think it will be hard to beat the lens if you like sharp photos.

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  • Argus C3 "The Brick"

    written by dirklancer on 2008-11-25 #gear
    Argus C3 "The Brick"

    The Argus C3, a range finder camera affectionately known by its many lovers as "the Brick", is an artifact right out of the early mid-19th century machine age. The front of the camera is covered in gears, and it could easily pass for a highly specialized scientific measuring device at first glance. It is constructed of heavy Bakelite and metal, so you can guess that it's about as heavy as a brick...hence the nickname.

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  • Cameras in Depth: Handling a Rangefinder Camera

    written by sirio174 on 2016-08-15 #gear
    Cameras in Depth: Handling a Rangefinder Camera

    After my previous article dedicated to the comparison between pocket cameras, I'll write here about the ergonomics of some popular rangefinder cameras that I use, from the basic Soviet models to the finest Japanese cameras.

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  • In Love With an Antique Cutie: Voigtlander Vitomatic II

    written by cloudishballon on 2012-05-28 #gear
    In Love With an Antique Cutie: Voigtlander Vitomatic II

    I was so lucky to have gotten this famous branded Germany rangefinder camera in a boots market with a highly affordable price while I was travelling in the Canterbury. It brings excellent definition, high brilliance and maximum resolution of images during the whole trip in Switzerland. I am so delighted and in love with this boy!

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  • Kiev 4 - You Can't Go Wrong With It

    written by kekoponte on 2009-10-09 #gear
    Kiev 4 - You Can't Go Wrong With It

    If you want a rangefinder camera with lots of features like bulb mode, high speed shooting and accurate focusing, you need a Kiev.

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  • Braun Paxette - A Dignified Old Gentleman

    written by d_i_hunter on 2009-04-14 #gear
    Braun Paxette - A Dignified Old Gentleman

    Still going strong, this camera from the 1950s works as well as it ever did!

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  • Lomopedia - Leitz Minolta CL

    written by cheeo on 2018-03-19 #gear
    Lomopedia - Leitz Minolta CL

    Our entry to the Lomopedia series today comes in the form of a light and compact rangefinder, the Leica/Minolta CL.

  • LomoAmigo Hamish Gill on Shooting with the Jupiter 3+ Lens

    2016-05-31
    LomoAmigo Hamish Gill on Shooting with the Jupiter 3+ Lens

    Hamish Gill is a UK based photographer who writes 35mm compact, rangefinder, and lens reviews for his blog. We lent him a Jupiter 3+ lens and in return he gave it one of the most thorough reviews we've ever read!

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