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Camera Geekery: Contax G2

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Camera Geekery: Contax G2

Camera Geekery: Contax G2 It can be said that film rangefinder technology culminated in 1996 with the release of the engineering marvel that is the Contax G2. The Contax G2 raised the standard for rangefinder cameras with a 4 FPS integrated motor drive, top shutter speeds of up to 1/6000, X sync at 1/200 second […]

Camera Geekery: Contax 645

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Camera Geekery: Contax 645

Camera Geekery: Contax 645 The Contax 645 requires no introduction. It is a medium format legend that many a photographer have gotten aroused at the thought of owning one. Thanks to several high profile photographers using the Contax 645 as their main camera even to this day, it has garnered a high amount of praise among […]

Camera Geekery: Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 50mm F0.95

Camera Geekery: Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 50mm F0.95 When one hears the words “Dream Lens” uttered by other M-mount toting cameraphiles, they are more often than not referencing either a Leica Noctilux or the Canon 50mm f/0.95. But if your GAS compels you to possess a bokelicious light-sucking black hole of a lens, I give you another […]

Camera Geekery: Fuji GF670 / Voigtlander Bessa III

Camera Geekery: Fuji GF670 / Voigtlander Bessa III Like a 1930’s gangster, this box of metal and glass is known by many names: The Fuji GF670 aka the Voigtlander Bessa III aka The Poor Man’s Makina aka The Real Texas Leica. Though it may look like it’s from far removed times, it was actually introduced […]

Camera Geekery: The Solarcan

Camera Geekery: The Solarcan A while back we featured the Kickstarter for Solarcan, which turned out to be a great success. So much of a success in fact that it smashed its goal to teeny tiny pieces. As a consequence of this, Solarcan has gone big league and can now be found for sale all […]

Camera Geekery: Konica C35 FD Review

Camera Geekery: Konica C35 FD Review A nice long guest review for you all to enjoy. Johan Van Huyssteen shares his experience with one of the great fixed lens rangefinders. Sit down with a nice drink and enjoy. It’s too heavy! My first 35mm film camera was a properly banged-up Fujica ST605N, paired with a surprisingly […]

Camera Geekery: Plaubel Makina 67

Camera Geekery: Plaubel Makina 67 It was the spring of 2008 and I was aimlessly exploring the grounds of Shinjuku Gardens when I spotted a round sunglasses wearing old man with a moustache and those distinctive tips in his hair. It was the legend himself Nobuyoshi Araki doing the same, albeit with a peculiar hunk […]

Camera Geekery: Evolution of Intent in Modifying Cameras

Camera Geekery: Evolution of Intent in Modifying Cameras As you know, I have worked on some very interesting custom cameras in the past, but the cameras I have been working on with Horatio Tan from @streetsilhouettes have been on another level. And they are polarizing. Horatio takes this opportunity to explain his vision. Evolution of […]

Camera Geekery: JCH x Thirdculture Pins

Camera Geekery: JCH x Thirdculture Pins As some of you might know, I am pretty active on Instagram, and recently I came across the work of @thirdculture. And I am really glad I did, because we came up with these awesome pins. In case you are not familiar with Jean-Paul’s work, he has been making […]

Camera Geekery: The Nandha Hotel in Bangkok

Camera Geekery: The Nandha Hotel in Bangkok Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to Bangkok by Monogram Asia to give a talk about cameras and photography at their 8/8 Street Photography Workshop. I met lots of cool people and had a really good time. But one of the definite highlights of the […]