There are so many articles extolling the virtues of the Hasselblad XPan that when I was recently offered the chance to borrow one for a few days I leapt at the opportunity. There were plenty of 35mm panoramic cameras made, some mask part of the frame, like Ricoh R1 (I’ve got one, bought it new […]
While there were a number of different models made – see below – the Soviet copy of Hasselblad’s 1600F modular camera is commonly known as a Kiev, which was both a model name and a reference to it’s place of manufacture, The Arsenal, or more correctly, the Arsenal State Enterprise of Special Instrumentation in Kiev […]
I remember the Nikon F3 being expensive when it first came out in 1980. At the time, a new Nikon F3 with a 50mm lens cost about US$1,175 – that’s about US$3,500 adjusted for inflation.
As a teenager (I’m 55 now) I was the kid that was always carrying a camera – a Pentax K1000 that my grandfather gave me – and at the time I thought that’s where my career would be.
After a more than 20 year break from taking anything much more than ‘happy snaps’ photography has started to reemerge as a very important part of my life.
I swore I’d never shoot analogue again – digital is so much