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What’s In The Bag
What’s In The Bag

What’s In The Bag

September 2018 - A return to FujiFilm, but with what.....???????!!!!!!! Back to basics with the FujiFilm X-Pro 1. From January 2018 I was using the following camera and lenses; Sony A7R II Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.8 MMJ Contax Carl Zeiss...

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Fun With Film #1 – Contax T
Fun With Film #1 – Contax T

Fun With Film #1 – Contax T

I have had a Contax T rangefinder camera for many years but have only just got round to putting a roll of film through it. Designed by FA Porsche and made by Kyocera in Japan the Contax T was launched in 1984 featuring a folding front cover and a high quality Carl...

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A scan from the first edition of the Contax Communiqué circa 1996.
Contax Clinic

Contax Clinic

A scan from the first edition of the Contax Communiqué circa 1996. According to the text ‘Mark knows all there is to know about Contax – and more!...

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Help! I Forgot My Tripod
Help! I Forgot My Tripod

Help! I Forgot My Tripod

Even if you are lucky enough to be able to shoot everyday it is still useful to have a checklist to make sure you don’t forget any vital equipment. Normally the main camera bag is easy enough to remember and I also have a smaller shoulder bag to carry filters,...

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Removing Stuck Filters
Removing Stuck Filters

Removing Stuck Filters

Screw-in filters are an excellent alternative to the slot-in variety but can cause problems out on a shoot if they become stuck. Normally this is due to over-tightening, especially when filters are stacked together, but can also occur due to material and...

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I recently purchased a complete Zenit EM 35mm film camera outfit on eBay for the princely sum of £10.50.
Made in USSR

Made in USSR

I recently purchased a complete Zenit EM 35mm film camera outfit on eBay for the princely sum of £10.50. The camera is the 1980 Moscow Olympics Special Edition, complete with a Helios 44M 58mm f2.0 lens, a Pentacon 30mm f3.5 lens, an Optomax 200mm f4.5 lens, 2x and...

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